Taste of Cowichan Nanaimo Retreat 2 nights

See unparalleled views of the Strait of Georgia as you embark on a getaway to explore the wonders of Nanaimo. Revel in the food scene, the culture and history surrounding this region. Package includes a 2-night stay at Best Western Dorchester, return ferry for two adults and one car, and a Taste of Cowichan Tour with Vancouver Island Expeditions.

 

Nanaimo’s natural beauty and culinary delights draws adventure seekers and culinary enthusiasts to its scene. Explore the local trails in one of the many beautiful provincial parks, find extraordinary rainforest waterfalls, and see local wildlife in its natural habitat. Then join Vancouver Island Expeditions on a Taste of Cowichan Tour. Experience world-class tastings at four different locations with a local wine expert. On this tour, enjoy farm-fresh product and meats, artisanal cheeses, and a diverse selection of award-winning wineries.

Top 5 things to do

  • Follow the BC Ale Trail to Nanaimo and taste world-class craft beers
  • Walk along the scenic trails of Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park and go for a quick swim in the waters
  • Hike to Englishman River Falls and see two stunning waterfalls cascade down into a deep canyon
  • Stroll along the harbour and take in the stunning views of the Strait of Georgia
  • Explore Nanaimo’s food scene and try the cities’ culinary delights

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

Start off your journey with astounding views of the Strait of Georgia and nearby islands on your ferry ride from Vancouver to Nanaimo. After you settle into your hotel, explore Nanaimo’s harbour and one of Vancouver Island’s most industrious and beautiful ports. Spend the evening dining at one of the many waterfront restaurants nearby before unwinding for the night.

Day 2

Day 2 - Nanaimo

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

Head out for an early morning strolling along the scenic trails of Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park and find local wildlife, including deer, owls, eagles and more. After your stroll, head back to join the Taste of Cowichan Tour with Vancouver Island Expeditions. Relax as they take you to four acclaimed wineries and a charming country restaurant with a west coast flare. Enjoy generous samples and plates using the best local ingredients.

Day 3

Day 3 - Nanaimo

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

Enjoy your last day with a trip to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park to see two breathtaking waterfalls in the midst of a lush old-growth forest. After exploring the area, set up a picnic in the park and enjoy picturesque nature views. Make your way back to the ferry terminal and enjoy the scenic ferry ride home.

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+ $16.95 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation Two nights' accommodation at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel in a Standard City View Room; max 4 ppl.
  • Includes An F&B Option Vancouver Island Expeditions Taste of Cowichan Tour for two
  • 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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