9 Days / 8 Nights
Welcome to western Canada! The province of British Columbia is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rockies. The landscapes are grandiose, between the sea and the mountains, the lakes and the rivers, not to mention the endless forests. The climate is ideal for the wineries you'll encounter in the Okanagan Valley. The Pacific coast and its islands move to the rhythm of the ferries, in a universe between land and sea that incites outdoor activities and wildlife observation. Cities await to surprise you, between Vancouver's laid-back lifestyle and Victoria's British legacy, mingling cultural diversity with natural wonder.
Discover British Columbia in a RV
9 Days / 8 Nights
Daily departures between June 1st and October 4th, 2020
- Round-trip flights to Vancouver
- First night accommodation in a 3-star hotel near the airport
- Transfer from hotel to RV rental center
- RV rental for 7 nights (includes 1600km, early pick-up between 10 a.m. -12 p.m., 2nd driver, amenity kits and lawn chairs)
- The last night of camping is next to the rental centre (3 services provided)
- Transfer from RV rental centre to airport
- Earn Aeroplan Miles
Day 1 - Fly to Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and check in to your hotel.
Tucked between mountains and the sea, Vancouver stuns with its superb setting. Between natural beauty and urban thrills, discoveries abound. You can roam among downtown’s modern architecture, lose yourself in Chinatown, or make it to Granville Island, an alluring, revived neighbourhood ideal for all ages. Stanley Park also deserves a visit for a stroll or a bike ride. Truly the city’s green lungs, the view of Vancouver from here is breathtaking. Find the collection of totem poles, a beautiful example of First Nations art in Canada. In the historic neighbourhood of Gastown, don’t miss the steam clock, one of Vancouver’s curiosities.
Days 2 to 7 - Discover British Columbia
Pick up your rental RV and start discovering British Columbia! From Vancouver, the possibilities are endless according to your tastes. Why not consider looping around the centre of the province? On the menu: jaw-dropping landscapes between land and sea, charming villages and a wine-growing valley…
To the north, take route 99, the famous Sea to Sky Highway that lets you travel between Vancouver and Whistler, peppering the way with scenic surprises. Don’t miss taking photos of fjords, mountains and incredible vistas along more than 240km. On the road, Shannon Falls, reaching a height of 335m, is sure to impress, as are wild beaches and untamed wilderness. A feast for the eyes!
A charming city between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is worth a detour. You can also hop aboard the Sea-to-Sky Gondola to enjoy a breathtaking view.
You will then arrive in Whistler, world-famous ski resort that hosted the Olympics in 2010 and is an ideal spot to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. A pedestrian village awaits you with art galleries and pretty boutiques. You can take the longest cable car in the world (4.4km), called the Peak 2 Peak Gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb. Stop at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre to immerse yourself in First Nations culture.
Route 99 continues to Kamloops, a crossroads-town and a highlight of the region. Numerous lakes around the city make it a fishing paradise, notably trout fishing. You’ll also find one of the most beautiful First Nation sites in western Canada: the Secwepemc Museum is a traditional village where you can discover the life of the Shuswap people. Kamloops sits at the crossroads of three possible itineraries: to the north, Clearwater, to the south, Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley, and to the east, the Rockies. The choice is yours…
Further north, Clearwater is your gateway to the Wells Grey Provincial Park, that remains untamed and not frequently visited. Here, time stops and you can fully enjoy nature’s beauty. The landscape is defined by numerous waterfalls, such as the Helmcken Falls, easily the most beautiful in western Canada. You’re in a paradise for hikers and lovers of wide Canadian spaces.
By driving back south, you’ll reach Sunpeaks, a pretty village known as a world-class ski station in winter and quiet holiday resort in summer. It is your last stop on the road across the Rockies before you return to the sea and Vancouver.
Further south, the Okanagan Valley stretches before you for 150km, and 20km wide. The reputation of its wines is well deserved. The first vines were planted in 1859 and you can now find over 60 grape varieties and a hundred wine-growers.
Route 97 between Kelowna and Ossoyoos follows Lake Okanagan. Many wine-growers welcome visitors and invite them to sample their delicious products in a magnificent setting.
You can also opt for an escape along the Pacific coast, leaving from Vancouver.
Head to Vancouver Island, accessible by ferry or seaplane from Vancouver. It is the largest island off North America’s Pacific coast, spanning 500km and boasting 2,000-meter, snow-capped summits. To the south, the sea is omnipresent around Victoria, the provincial capital on the water. It is Canada’s most British city. Make time to indulge in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, admire the Parliament Buildings that light up at night, stroll along the Dallas Road Waterfront Trail, or go for a whale-watching excursion. Butchard Gardens is a must-see for botany enthusiasts.
Facing the Pacific Ocean, superb Long Beach moulds the landscape with 11 kilometres of white sands. Nearby, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is paradise for lovers of nature and the sea. On one side, Uclulet is a charming fishing village and a great departure point for whale-watching. On the other side, Tofino is a surfer mecca and iconic destination on the island.
An honourable mention goes to the Sunshine Coast, a sublime stretch of road between Powell River and Vancouver, running along the northern part of the Pacific coast. You can make stops in Pender Harbour and its horseshoe-shaped port, in Schelt, or, more to the south, in the village of Gibson with its theatre and galleries
Day 8 - Return to Vancouver
Head back to the camping site near the rental centre.
Day 9 - Fly Home
Drop your RV off at the rental centre and board your flight home.
Terms and Conditions
Conditions apply. Valid on travel booked through Uniglobe Travel. All advertised prices include or disclose taxes & fees. Prices and offers are valid for new bookings only. Air only prices are per person for return travel in economy class unless otherwise stated. Package, cruise, tour, rail and hotel prices are per person, based on double occupancy for total length of stay unless otherwise stated, and are applicable for the departure date listed at the advertising deadline. Pricing that includes airfare is valid only for the departure gateway listed. Airport transfers to/from the hotel may not be included and are supplier and destination specific. Some packaged travel products for certain destinations may include flight connections at an additional cost ($). Taxes & fees due during travel or in destination are additional and may include, but not limited to, local car rental charges & taxes, one-way car rental drop fees which are to be paid upon arrival, resort fees & charges, tour ‘kitty’ or local payment, airline baggage fees, departure taxes, and cruise gratuities. Prices are for select departure dates and are accurate and subject to availability at advertising deadline, errors and omissions excepted, and subject to change without notice by the supplier. Advertising deadline: July 28, 2020. For full terms & conditions please speak with a Uniglobe Travel consultant.
Air Canada Vacations Terms & Conditions:
RV Rental Inclusions: $5,000,000 public liability and property damage, Vehicle preparation fee, 24/7 on-road support, First fill of propane, Full tank of fresh water, Minimum quarter-tank of fuel, CanaDream Club membership
Driver's license/age of driver: All drivers must have a driver’s license that is valid for the entire rental period. If the driver’s license of your own country is in English, you do not need an international license. If the license is in another language than English, we strongly recommend that you have an international license, as well as the license from your own country. For translation purposes, an international driver’s license guarantees ease of use in Canada and the United States. Please note that an international driver’s license is not valid on its own to drive in Canada and the United States. The international driver’s license must be accompanied by a valid driver’s license delivered to your own country. The minimum age to rent is 21 years old. Only drivers mentioned in the contract are authorized to drive the vehicle.
Terms and conditions: RV rental is for 7 nights minimum. Return of vehicle between 8 and 10 a.m. Plan for afternoon flights. Expect an additional fee of $375 for a late return (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.). Expect an additional fee of $300 if you pick up or return a vehicle on Sundays between October 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. It’s possible to drive to the United States for an additional fee of $10 per day
Alternate location drop-off fee: Consumers are able to drop-off their vehicle at a different location, if they prefer. This is available upon quotation via our call centre.
RV Insurance: At CanaDream vehicles are insured with $5M public liability and property damage. A security deposit of $1000 is required on a major credit card for the collision and comprehensive insurance deductibles as outlined in our full insurance policy. The deposit will be processed to that credit card at pick-up and refunded to the same credit card upon the return of the vehicle in the same condition as it was received and not involved in any incident claims. Please read full insurance details on Canadream website. Insurance coverage and the guest are responsible for all damages, related expenses and costs. The guest is also subject to a $1500 penalty. CanaDream reserves the right to restrict access to specific geographic areas at any time. These restrictions may be applied at the time of pick up. The guest assumes all responsibility for any expense or loss.
Prohibited Travel Areas:
When operating an RV, the below roads/regions are always prohibited: Mexico, Logging and non-public roads, Any and all unnumbered roads and highways, Crossing any Manhattan, NY bridges or tunnels, Denali Highway in Alaska (Highway 8 from Paxson to Cantwell), North Canol Highway in the Yukon, Dalton Highway (north of Livingood), Eagle, Alaska (Hwy 5 north) from the junction of Hwy 9 (Top of the World Highway) and Hwy 5 West, McCarthy Road between Chitina and McCarthy, Alaska, Northway Road (off AK-2) to Northway, Nabesna Road (off AK-1) to Nabesna, Highway 500 (Trans Labrador Highway) from Goose Bay to Labrador City, Highway 389 from Labrador City to Baie Comeau, Highway 510 from Red Bay to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Highway 167 north of La Doré, Highway 109 and Baie James Road, Quebec., Dempster Highway in the Yukon between September 15 and May 15, due to road conditions (Guests can travel on this road between May 16 and September 14).
Package Exclusions: Meals, unless otherwise indicated, Parking fees, Personal expenses and insurance, Additionnal km on RV rental: any additional km above 1600km will cost $0.41 per km, to be paid locally, subject to change.
Norther surcharge: There is a surcharge of $625 (to be paid locally, and subject to change) for all RV vacations with permission to travel only on/in the following: Alaska Highway north of Fort St-John, British Columbia, Cassiar Highway (#37) north of Kitwanga, British Columbia, Highway 35 norht of Peace River, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut
Campsites: Passengers are responsible to book their own campsites for nights 2 through 7 of the itinerary. The only campsite pre-booked is the last night of the RV rental, this campsite will be located within a 1-hour drive of the RV rental office. Powered sites can be difficult to manage during high season. We recommend Guests make a reservation for at least a 33ft RV, irrespective of the size of the motorhome reserved to avoid problems due to possible upgrades.
Hotel Rooms: When booking for 5 people or more, passengers will be split into 2 hotel rooms for the first night of the stay.
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