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Package overview

Experience the unforgettable splendour of the Central Coast on this seven night self-drive vacation. Explore the coastal communities of Northern Vancouver Island, and sail through pristine glacial fjords on your way to the Central Coast and into the heart of The Great Bear Rainforest.

Marvel at majestic grizzlies in their natural habitat, or take a thrilling eco-rafting tour with a knowledgeable biologist and river guide.




FROM $1,535

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Seven nights' hotel in three destinations
  • Round trip on BC Ferries between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island, and between Port Hardy and Bella Coola for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations
  • Eco-rafting tour in Bella Coola
    (Jun 20 - Aug 14)
  • Grizzly bear tour in Bella Coola
    (Aug 15 - Oct 15)
  • Free breakfast at select hotels

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Map & itinerary


Metro Vancouver to Campbell River via Nanaimo

Your journey starts with a picturesque sailing across the Strait of Georgia. After arriving on Vancouver Island, begin your road trip north to Campbell River – the salmon capital of the world.

Lodging:  Coast Discovery Inn & Marina



Campbell River to Port Hardy

Continue your journey north to the relaxed fishing community of Port Hardy. Take time to stop along the way to enjoy the scenic views and coastal communities like Sayward and Port McNeill.

Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel



Central Coast sailing to Bella Coola

Sail through stunning West Coast landscapes on your way from Port Hardy to Bella Coola, into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Keep an eye out for remote coastal villages and local wildlife along the way.

Lodging: Your choice between:

Bella Coola Valley Inn
Bella Coola Mountain Lodge
Bella Coola Eagle Lodge
Bella Coola Grizzly



Bella Coola: Wildlife tour

Go on a wilderness adventure to remember. Depending on the season, you can either go on a thrilling eco-rafting tour (Jun 20 - Aug 14), or join a grizzly bear tour (Aug 15 - Oct 15) and watch grizzly bears as they fish for salmon in the Bella Coola River or Atnarko River.

Lodging: Your choice between:

Bella Coola Valley Inn
Bella Coola Mountain Lodge
Bella Coola Eagle Lodge
Bella Coola Grizzly



Bella Coola

Spend your last day in Bella Coola as you please. You could hike to one of many alpine lakes, explore nearby Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, or visit historical lands, rich with culture.

Lodging: Your choice between:

Bella Coola Valley Inn
Bella Coola Mountain Lodge
Bella Coola Eagle Lodge


Sail to Port Hardy

Sail south, taking in the scenic views as you sail through glacial fjords and past rugged rainforests on your way back to Port Hardy.

Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel



Port Hardy to Campbell River

Enjoy a leisurely, scenic drive south from Port Hardy to Campbell River, stopping at seaside communities along the way.

Lodging:  Coast Discovery Inn & Marina



Campbell River to Metro Vancouver

If time permits, take a walk along the beautiful Discovery Pier before heading back to Nanaimo to sail across the Strait of Georgia, back to Metro Vancouver.


Make the journey your own

Options to personalize your trip will ensure your experience is one of a kind and perfect for you.Ask our travel consultants for ideas and create a unique adventure for you.
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Two people paddling in canoe on calm lake surrounded by pristine wilderness in Prince Rupert Northern British Columbia


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