Canada tours Vancouver Island 8 day tour
Canada tours Vancouver Island 8 day tour

8-day Vancouver Island Camping Tour

7 nights

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Uncover the abundant natural beauty of Canada’s West Coast

You will discover the breathtaking landscapes of the West Coast on this 8-day Vancouver Island Adventure Tour. Camping amongst the forests, lakes, and beaches of Vancouver Island, you will discover the teeming wildlife of tropical rainforests, Strathcona Park, and Barkley Sound.

Nature lovers will be truly spoiled as they explore the dizzying ancient trees of Cathedral Grove, the natural hot springs of Tofino, and the scenic waters of the Clayoquot Sound. Your expert local guides will ensure your comfort and safety as you pick wild berries, take lovely sunset walks, and swim in pristine Alpine Lakes. Enjoying your delicious, homecooked meals under the open sky, you won’t ever want to leave this magical corner of the world.

Highlights of the 8-day Vancouver Island Camping Tour

Recharge your batteries with a soak in the hot springs and an endless supply of delicious, healthy meals.
Marvel at the blazing sunsets as you camp in ancient forests, at golden beaches and on the shores of Alpine Lakes.
Join a working packet freighter to discover the far-flung corners and abundant wildlife of the Barkley Sound.
Enjoy the untamed landscapes of the West Coast as you explore its deep fjords, magnificent waterfalls, and lush rainforests.

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From $1,825CAD
8 days / 7 nights
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8-day Vancouver Island Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Exploring Victoria

Enjoy a warm welcome from your expert guides as they pick you up from Victoria airport or a local hotel, depending on your arrival plans. You will take some time to get to know your other group members before setting out for a tour of Victoria’s bustling little harbour. You will be taken to some of Victoria’s coolest spots, stopping to appreciate the historic landmarks and getting to know a little of the city’s history. After enjoying the tour, you will all head out West to the Pacific Coast, making camp amongst the ancient trees and delicious berries of the Salal bushes. Indulging in a delicious homecooked meal, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Olympic Peninsula before settling down for your first night’s sleep in your high-quality tent.
Overnight Location: Camp near the coast
Distance: 4-16 km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Ancient woodland and Alpine waters

Prepare to have your ideas about camping food completely shattered as you tuck into another delicious, healthy meal this morning. After breakfast, you will head North along the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The scenery will take your breath away as you stop to admire the crystal-clear tidal pools of Port Renfrew. Continuing through the Cowichan Valley, you will stand beneath the gigantic ancient trees of Cathedral Grove before making camp on the shores of Sproat Lake, also known as Klecoot by the local indigenous people.
Overnight Location: Camp at Sproat Lake
Distance: 4-16 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Discovering Barkley Sound

Wake up with the glorious rising sun as you enjoy an early breakfast by the shores of Sproat Lake. Today you will discover the wildlife of the West Coast in style as you board a working packet freighter to reach the most hidden corners of Barkley Sound. Travelling through the sound on the supply run of the working crew will give you an insight into the culture and scenery of Vancouver Island that most people will never have the chance to see. Keep your eyes peeled for the eagles, whales, and sea lions that call the sound home as you pass through the Broken Group Islands and arrive at Ucluelet. From here you will set out for Tofino, the world-famous surfing town with pristine sandy beaches surrounded by rainforests. You will spend the night camping right on the beach, enjoying one of the most magnificent sunsets that the continent has to offer.
Overnight Location: Camp at Bella Pacifica
Distance: 4-16 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Clayoquot Sound

Waking up on the sandy shores of Bella Pacifica, you will enjoy a tranquil breakfast by the calming ocean. That peaceful morning will be soon turned on its head as you take a thrilling highspeed boat trip through the breathtaking fjords of the Clayoquot Sound. Soak up the untamed landscapes and salty sea breeze as you make your way to Hot Springs Cove at an exhilarating pace. After soaking your grateful muscles in the soothing waters of the natural spring, you can explore the charming artisan shops of Tofino or head down to the beach for a spot of surfing
Overnight Location: Camp at Tofino
Distance: 4-16 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Kayaking or Surfing near Tofino

Having dipped your toes into the lovely town of Tofino, prepare to get to know the area a little more intimately. Take the time to uncover the history of this old whaling town, the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, and nestled in a vast UNESCO natural reserve that is celebrated for its wildlife and biodiversity. You can take a guided kayaking tour to enjoy the teeming wildlife of an isolated inlet or go hiking through the expansive rainforests. Alternatively, head down to the beach for a surfing class or indulge in the tasty local delicacies that Tofino has to offer. You will finish your day with a delicious meal at your campground, sharing stories with your group beneath a starry sky.
Overnight Location: Camp at Tofino
Distance: 4-16 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 The Highway of Waterfalls

Buckle in for a scenic drive to Strathcona Provincial Park as you wind your way along the world-famous Highway of Waterfalls. You will stop at Coombs along the way, a bustling market of local food and lovely handcrafted artworks. This is the perfect opportunity to find a gift for a loved one back home (or just a gift for yourself!) You will enjoy several gorgeous waterfalls along the route as you continue towards your lovely camping spot on the shores of the magnificent Butte Lake.
Overnight Location: Camp at Butte Lake
Distance: 4-16 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Strathcona Provincial Park

Today is a nature lovers dream come true. You will immerse yourself in the ancient forests and alpine lakes of Strathcona Provincial Park. Forage for delicious berries under the expert supervision of your guides and discover the countless species of plants and mushrooms that thrive in the beautiful park. After hiking through the morning, you will eat your gourmet picnic lunch by the shores of the lake, taking a lazy dip in the pristine waters and soaking up the warmth of the sun. Finishing your hike back to your camping spot, you will have plenty of time to unwind over good food and even better company.
Overnight Location: Camp at Butte Lake
Distance: 4-16 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Elk Falls and Victoria

Your amazing 8-day adventure had sadly come to an end. Waking up in your cozy tent one last time, you can sneak in a final wild swim at Lake Butte or just enjoy a leisurely breakfast feast with your group members. Your guides will make sure you get to Victoria safely, dropping you off at the airport or ferry port by 2pm. Before that, there’s just enough time to squeeze in an exhilarating visit to the rushing waters of Elk Falls and a picnic lunch at the pretty fishing wharf of Cowichan Bay.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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8-day Vancouver Island Adventure Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided hiking tour to Vancouver Island depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

The best time to travel to Vancouver Island for this hiking tour is between June and September.

Prices of Private Guided 8-day Vancouver Island Adventure Tour

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Have your own private tour with just your group! Please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create an itinerary just for you.

Dates and Prices to Join a Group Tour on 8-day Vancouver Island Adventure Tour

Make new friends and join a group Vancouver Island Adventure Tour. Prices below are per person:

Jun 19, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
From Victoria
To Victoria
CAD$1,825
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 07, 2021
From Victoria
To Victoria
CAD$1,825
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
From Victoria
To Victoria
CAD$1,825
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
From Victoria
To Victoria
CAD$1,825
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 11, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
From Victoria
To Victoria
CAD$1,825
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 08, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
From Victoria
To Victoria
CAD$1,825
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on 8-day Vancouver Island Adventure Tour

This tour is based on good quality tents with comfortable camping pads. Your beautiful camping spots are based on the shores of pretty lakes, on sandy beaches, or beneath the canopy of ancient trees. A hot shower is available nearly every day and all diets can be catered for.

Prices are based on 2 people sharing a 3-4-person tent, but it is possible to upgrade to a private tent if you prefer. You can either bring your own sleeping bag or rent one for an extra fee.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $300 CAD to have a private tent throughout the tour. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-7

Camping along the trail

Immerse yourself in the stunning mountain landscapes as you camp out beneath the stars. High-quality equipment and expert guides offer a wonderful camping experience.

What’s included in the 8-day Vancouver Island Adventure Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Camping accommodations for 7 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation from pick up to drop off in van and trailer for you and your luggage is included.

Also Included

  • Park passes and tax
  • Victoria City tour on day 1
  • Daily guided hikes and walks throughout the tour
  • Use of the quality camping gear (tent and sleeping pad)

Not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional personal transportation around town during free time
  • Getting to and from Victoria
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • GST (5%)

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag rental - $53 CAD
  • Optional activities:
    • Barkley Sound Cruise - $50 CAD per person
    • Tofino Hot Springs Tour - $150 CAD per person
    • Guided Kayak Tour - $160 CAD per person
    • Surfboard Rental - $50 CAD per person/day
  • Additional night in Victoria before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about 8-day Vancouver Island Camping Tour

Fresh Adventures

Fresh Adventures is an outdoor tour company that navigates explorations through the rugged, stunning terrain spanning western Canada. With an emphasis on customer care, Fresh Adventures promises to depart on an expedition, with a highly skilled guide, no matter how many people have signed up, while also ensuring tour participants have top-notch equipment.

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Fixed-departure tours are accompanied by two guides that can split the group into two to organize activities for different levels of fitness.

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