Southern Vancouver Island Circle Tour 2 nights

Enjoy the best of Vancouver Island’s historic capital and its natural oceanfront delights. You’ll take a spectacular BC Ferries voyage from the mainland to British Columbia’s capital on the island’s southern tip. Set on the sparkling Strait of Juan de Fuca, surrounded by water with views of the Olympic Mountains, there’s plenty to see and do in Victoria. After a night at the Embassy Inn in Victoria, you’ll make your way up the island.

After you arrive at the seaside village of Chemainus, you can explore its eclectic collection of shops and restaurants and view the towns numerous murals.The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn  offers spacious, well-equipped rooms. The next day, you’ll make your way along the coastal highway towards your ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver.

Top 5 things to do

  • Visit the Parliament Buildings and walk along the Inner Harbour
  • Take a whale-watching tour
  • Stroll along cobblestone streets to go shopping
  • Dine in caf├ęs, pubs and celebrated restaurants
  • Explore wineries in the Cowichan Valley

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

Day 1

Day 1 - Vancouver to Victoria

Ferry: Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Staying at: Embassy Inn (Traditional Guest Room Two Beds)
520 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8V 2H4

Depart the Tsawwassen ferry terminal for a scenic 95-minute BC Ferries voyage across the Strait of Georgia and past the Gulf Islands to Victoria. On arrival at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island, travel south to Victoria. After checking in at your hotel, you can explore the charming and historic city with its many attractions along with dining and shopping options.

Day 2

Day 2 - Victoria to Chemainus

Staying at: Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn (Queen Suite)
9573 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC, Canada, V0R 1K5

After waking up in Victoria, you’ll drive up the beautiful coastal highway to arrive at Chemainus. Along the way, you can stop at the many other seaside villages to explore. After checking in to your hotel, Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn, you can explore this charming village with its many shops, cafés and murals.

Day 3

Day 3 - Chemainus to Vancouver

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

Today you’ll make your way to the Departure Bay ferry terminal for a 100-minute sailing to Horseshoe Bay.

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Today's price from $235 CAD

+ $8.36 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation One night's accommodation at the Embassy Inn in Victoria in a Traditional Guest Room followed by one night's accommodation at the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn in a Queen Suite
  • Includes An F&B Option Daily complimentary continental breakfast for each guest at each property
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island for two adults and one car

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