Best Western Dorchester Hotel 1 night

Affectionately known as the Harbour City, Nanaimo has something to offer any traveller. Famous as an outdoor recreation hotspot popular with scuba divers, mountain bikers and hikers, this dynamic city also has more than enough to offer food and drink connoisseurs, culture buffs and wildlife lovers. Nanaimo’s central location on Vancouver Island puts all of the sights and attractions of Victoria, Tofino, Parksville, Comox Valley and many of the Gulf Islands within easy reach. This may be your first trip to Nanaimo, but it definitely won’t be your last. Package includes round-trip ferry for two adults and one car, in addition to complimentary parking and complimentary two-hour bike rental.

Top 5 things to do

  • Enjoy a Port Theatre performance
  • Stroll Nanaimo's scenic harbour front
  • Hike the Westwood Ridges
  • Visit Newcastle Island
  • Explore the Nanaimo Bar Trail

Additional Activities can be added to your package during the booking process

Day 1

Day 1 - Vancouver to Nanaimo

Ferry: West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay)

Staying at: Best Western Dorchester Hotel (Standard City View Room)
70 Church Street, Nanaimo, BC, Canada , V9R 5H4

From Metro Vancouver, a relaxing ferry ride brings you across Georgia Strait and through the Gulf Islands to Nanaimo. Once you check in to your hotel, you’re ready to get acquainted with the Harbour City. Go for a walk through town, visit some shops and galleries, explore the area’s history at the museum, stroll along the waterfront, and stop for dinner at one of the many restaurants that showcase local produce and wine.

Day 2

Day 2 - Nanaimo to Vancouver

Ferry: Nanaimo (Departure Bay) to West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay)

There’s plenty to do in Nanaimo, so start your morning with a hearty breakfast before setting off. Nature lovers can go on a wildlife tour to see a diverse range of animals including bears, orcas and bald eagles. Golfers have their pick of eight different courses. If you enjoy being on the water, fishing, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking opportunities are at your fingertips. Guests with an adventurous side may opt for rock climbing, exploring caves or hiking an extensive network of local trails. Afterwards, board the ferry for a pleasant sailing back to Metro Vancouver.

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+ $5.72 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation One night's accommodation at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel in a Standard City View Room; max 4 ppl.
  • Includes An F&B Option Daily complimentary hot breakfast
  • Parking Included Complimentary parking for BC Ferries Vacations guests
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island for two adults and one car
  • Pets Welcome Pets are welcome; additional charges apply. Please call us to confirm your pet room

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