Vancouver & Gulf Islands Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $3,949 - $4,149 /person

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Vancouver & Gulf Islands Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Sep

From $3,949 - $4,149 /person

Charming Victoria to British Columbia's Enchanted Islands

Spend your days exploring the lush cedar woods and pristine shores of Canada’s west coast and your evenings unwinding in luxurious waterside abodes. There’s no rush to do the next thing—let the calm island life invite you to savor the moment. Raise a glass before peaceful views of Ganges Harbor. Explore the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Walk the rocky coastlines of Salt Spring Island and watch the horizon unfold.

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Highlights

  • Hike coastal, field and forested trails on Salt Spring Island, jewel of the southern Gulf Islands
  • Taste exquisite British Columbian wines from the fertile Cowichan Valley, known as the Napa North, and dine on farm-fresh island cuisine
  • Watch for porpoises, bald eagles, orcas and humpback whales on a private zodiac cruise
  • Embrace the slow island life kept by artisans and farmers here and rejuvenate at our Relais & Châteaux resort
Vancouver and Gulf Islands Walking and Hiking Tour Tour

British Columbia

Start/End Victoria

Airports & Travel details*

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Days 1-2

Description

Begin in British Columbia’s historic Garden City and ferry to Salt Spring Island Drink Canadian-style cider brewed from among the island’s 350 varieties of apples Hike through the quiet rural scenery of provincial parkland, historically a gathering place for the Cowichan indigenous groups, and behold views of Vesuvius Bay Dine on fresh seasonal cuisine with lovely views of Ganges Harbor Walk through forested trails and coastal meadowland in Ruckle Provincial Park, the oldest continuously operating farm in British Columbia Taste a variety of handmade and surface-ripened cheeses Explore the galleries, artisan shops and cafés of charming Ganges Our oceanfront Relais & Châteaux home welcomes you to acres of manicured gardens.

Accommodations
Hastings House

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

Hastings House
Salt Spring Island
Premiere Hotel

This Sussex-style manor hotel is located on 22 acres with beautiful gardens overlooking the ocean and features tastefully furnished rooms. A Relais & Châteaux member. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-5

Description

Ferry across Vesuvius Bay to the verdant Cowichan Valley Stroll through a coastal landscape with pebbled beaches and calm waters Dry summers and mild winters make for fertile wine country in Cowichan Valley, where a delicious tasting awaits Look for whales during a zodiac cruise Unwind in an outdoor mineral pool with breathtaking oceanfront views at our seaside resort A hike to the top of Jocelyn Hill yields lovely views of Brentwood Bay and the forests of Gowlland Tod Park Provincial Park Explore Butchart Gardens' renowned floral display, which features more than 900 varieties of plants! Get to know the history and rich architectural heritage of Victoria on a guided walking tour.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Victoria
Premiere Hotel

Overlooking the Straight of Juan de Fuca with views of Mount Baker, this elegant English Tudor-style hotel offers new-world charm, luxury and modern conveniences in the peaceful community of Oak Bay. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Air-Conditioning

While our properties on this trip offer outstanding service and amenities, please note they may not be equipped with air-conditioning, and guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Hastings House
Salt Spring Island

Premiere Hotel

This Sussex-style manor hotel is located on 22 acres with beautiful gardens overlooking the ocean and features tastefully furnished rooms. A Relais & Châteaux member. (spa)

Nights 3-4

Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Victoria

Premiere Hotel

Overlooking the Straight of Juan de Fuca with views of Mount Baker, this elegant English Tudor-style hotel offers new-world charm, luxury and modern conveniences in the peaceful community of Oak Bay. (pool, spa)

From $3,949 - $4,149 /person

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