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Package overview

Travel across Howe Sound as you take the ferry to the Sunshine Coast for an exciting BC road trip. Drive along winding roads, past hidden seaside towns, rustic local galleries and shimmering ocean vistas on your way to Madeira Park. Relax at the Painted Boat Resort for a couple of days and chill at the spa or kayak through the crystal-clear waters of Pender Harbour.

Take the ferry across the Georgia Strait to enjoy the long beaches and lush forests of Vancouver Island. Drive through the Comox Valley and spend a few days embracing the carefree lifestyle and sandy beaches of Parksville.

FIVE NIGHTS 

+ RETURN FERRY 

+ EXTRAS

FROM $719

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Five nights' hotel in three destinations
  • One-way ferry between Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast, Earls Cove and Saltery Bay, Powell River and Vancouver Island, and between Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver for two adults and one vehicle
  • Your choice of a two-hour kayak rental or $40 spa credit per person at the Painted Boat Resort & Spa
  • Free appetizer at Pacific Prime Restaurant and Lounge at Beach Club Resort

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Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast

Embark on a scenic 40-minute sailing from Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver to the Langdale terminal on the Sunshine Coast. On your scenic drive to Madeira Park, you can stop to explore coastal communities and local galleries 

before arriving at the luxury full-service resort.

Lodging: Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

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DAY 2

Madeira Park

Nestled among Douglas fir, red cedar and arbutus trees, the Painted Boat Resort has a distinct West Coast look and feel. Head out on a self-guided kayaking adventure, or paddle around in the protected marina off the resort. If you are looking to relax, step into the serenity of the on-site spa.

Lodging: Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

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DAY 3

Madeira Park to Comox

Continue your driving adventure along the coastboard the ferry at Earls Cove and enjoy the 50-minute crossing to Saltery Bay. Make your way to Powell River, and if you have time, stop at seaside cafés or take a short hike along Willingdon Beach

Trail before boarding the ferry to Vancouver Island.

Lodging: Bayview Hotel

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DAY 4

Comox to Parksville

Take the scenic seaside drive from Comox to Parksville. On the way, you could comb the beach in Qualicum, head inland to explore the mysterious Horne Lake Caves, or wander around Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park and walk amongst giant Douglas firs more than 80 years old.

Lodging: Beach Club Resort

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DAY 5

Parksville

Spend the day at the Beach Club Resort, right by the sandy beach. Enjoy luxurious amenities, such as the beachfront indoor pool and hot tub, the Stonewater Spa, and the Pacific Prime Restaurant. Take advantage of Parksville’s year-round mild climate, famous beaches, and take a stroll along the boardwalk.

Lodging: Beach Club Resort

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DAY 6

Parksville to Metro Vancouver

Enjoy your last morning in Parksville at your own pace before heading to Nanaimo to catch the ferry back to Metro Vancouver.

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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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Hiker looking up at an old growth Douglas fir tree at Cathedral Grove in Macmillan Provincial Park



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