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Package overview

Marvel at BC's magnificent wildlife and immerse yourself in the local Indigenous culture during this three night Vancouver Island package with BC Ferries Vacations.

In Port Hardy, take a Wildlife and Cultural Expedition Tour with Sea Wolf Adventures to enjoy the best of Northern Vancouver Island’s wildlife and culture on a pulse-pounding Zodiac ride. Then, travel to San Josef Bay to hike through the ancient coastal rainforest and discover unique formations found on the traditional lands of the Tlatlasikwala First Nation with Cove Adventure Tours.

Relax after full days of excitement at the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy, which uses local cedar and unique designs to resemble the traditional big house style

THREE NIGHTS 

+ RETURN FERRY 

+ TWO WILDLIFE TOURS

FROM $839

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Three nights at Kwa'lilas Hotel
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Wildlife and Cultural Expedition Tour operated by Sea Wolf Adventures
  • San Josef Bay Tour operated by Cove Adventure Tours
  • Free parking

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Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to Port Hardy

After a scenic ferry ride to Nanaimo, drive north along the coast of Vancouver Island, past the seaside towns that dot the shore on your way to Port Hardy. If you have time, visit Comox Air Force Museum, Campbell River Museum, or make a pit stop to enjoy the wild natural beauty of Sayward.

Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel

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DAY 2

Port Hardy - Wildlife & Cultural Expedition

Join Sea Wolf Adventures for their amazing Wildlife & Cultural Expedition. During this tour, you will visit U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, before taking a thrilling Zodiac ride to discover the untamed beauty of Northern Vancouver Island's wildlife. Keep a close lookout for eagles, seals, sea lions, porpoises, orcas, humpbacks, grey whales and minke whales.

Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel

Activity: Wildlife & Cultural Expedition 

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DAY 3

Port Hardy - San Josef Bay Tour

Take a breathtaking tour of beautiful San Josef Bay, operated by Cove Adventure Tours, to learn about local history and culture, while marvelling at the wide sandy beach and iconic sea stack formations. Your experienced tour guide will take you along active logging roads – in the comfort of a climate-controlled 15 passenger van – to Cape Scott Provincial Park, where they will lead you on a brisk 45-minute hike through ancient coastal rainforest to San Josef Bay.

Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel

Activity: San Josef Bay Tour 

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DAY 4

Port Hardy to Metro Vancouver

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before the beautiful drive south to Nanaimo to catch the ferry back to Metro Vancouver. Stop on the way at Miracle Beach Provincial Park, Courtenay Museum & Palaeontology, or one of the many seaside communities along the way.

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