Pacific Coast & Mountains

  • Duration: 8 Days | 7 Nights
  • Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria
  • Rental of a mid-size car
  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Ferry Tickets from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo
  • Ferry Tickets from Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen)
  • Admission tickets to Capilano Bridge, Tree-tops & Cliff Walk
  • Available on demand all year
  • This tour is fully customizable
The Pacific Coast & Mountains self0-drive tour offers you a real taste of Canada’s Pacific Coast and the Costal Mountains.  Explore the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC.  Drive up the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler the mecca for all those seeking nature, fun and adventure. Ferry across to Vancouver Island and drive down the scenic Cowichan Valley with its quaint little towns to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia.  The city with its rich colonial history offers you much to see and do including the downtown with its colonial architecture, the world famous Butchart gardens, a scenic harbour and many tours and activities.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Arrive in Vancouver.  After you have cleared immigration and picked up your bags, proceed to rental car desk at YVR Airport.  Pick-up your prepaid rental car and drive to your hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Rest of the day free to explore Vancouver.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.
Explore Vancouver on your own.  Spend the day exploring Chinatown, and Grenville Island.  Visit Canada Place and spend time on Robson Street with its multitude of shopping, pubs, and restaurants. Spend time in Gastown and watch the Steam Clock whistle the hour.  Drive through the beautiful Stanley Park, a magnificent 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest green oasis amid the urban landscape of Vancouver. Get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point. 

Later cross the Lions Gate Bridge and visit the world famous Capilano Bridge, a 450 feet suspension bridge spanning the Capilano Bridge, 230 feet above the river.  Admissions to Capilano Bridge & Park is included in your self-drive holiday package.  You may also want to pay a visit to the Grouse Mountain to have a face-to-face view of our grizzlies Kola and Grinder. 

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.
Today you will be driving up one of the most scenic highways in North America – the famous Sea-to-Sky Hwy.  Crossing the Lions Gate Bridge, drive north up the Sea to Sky Hwy (Hwy 99) to Whistler.  With the Howe Sound on the left and the mountains on the right, this is one of the most scenic drives in North America. 
The first stop on your way north would be the village of Horseshoe Bay with is cozy coffee shops and laid-back life.  You may want to break here for a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate.  At Horseshoe Bay village, you can also catch a sea safari or rental self piloted motorised boat and sail across the Howe Sound to Bowen Island, an idyllic village in the middle of Howe Sound, just a 20-minute across the bay.  Pre-booking is highly recommended.  Check with us for rates and availability.

From Horseshoe Bay, driving north, we recommend a stop at Whytecliff Park, beautiful park nestled into a pocket cove surrounded by fancy West Vancouver mansions.  Other stops recommended on the Sea-to-Sky Highway include Porteau Cove, and Britannia Mine Museum.  Make sure to visit Shannon Falls which at 1,099 feet tall is the 3rd highest waterfall in BC.  While at Shannon Falls, you may also consider visiting the Stawamus Chief,  a huge granite dome that towers over the town of Squamish or take a ride up the Sea-to-Sky Gondola to get spectacular views of the Howe Sound and surroundings.

Departing Shannon falls, you will drive through forested valleys and through spectacular rocky river canyons as the highway climbs up to reach the alpine resort of Whistler.

Overnight in Whistler, BC.
Whistler is the activity capital of Canada.  The Alpine Village offers you just about every activity you can wish for from hiking and mountain biking to canoeing, river rafting, ziplining and a drive your own all terrain RZR guided tour of the BC rainforests and back country. You must take a ride on the Peak-to-Peak Gondola. This Guinness World Record-breaking Gondola spans the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and provides an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia's rooftop and incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers. Disembark and the experience is far from over.  Admissions to the Peak-to-Peak Gondola is included  in your tour package.

DMCi offers several Summer, Fall and winter activities in Whistler.  These include Ziplining, Rainforest RZR Tour, Whitewater Rafting, Vallea Lumina, Scandinave Spa Experience, Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, Snowtubing, Skiing, etc.

Overnight in Whistler, BC.
Departing this morning, drive to Victoria.  You will drive to Horseshoe Bay and taking the ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, from where you will drive down the highway down to Victoria.  Drive through the picturesque scenic Cowichan Valley and you will pass by quaint towns and experience breathtaking views of the sea and the Gulf Islands. A notable spot along the Malahat is Goldstream Provincial Park. Enroute stop by at Ladysmith, the picturesque quaint little town built on the overlooking the glistening waters of Ladysmith Harbour.  From here you will drive down the highway to Victoria, the capital of the province of British Columbia.

Overnight in Victoria, BC.
Victoria offers a range of tours and activities including Whale Watching Tours, Sea Plane Tours, a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens, great wineries to visit and taste some of the best wines on the west coast and more, the Sooke Potholes and more.

We also recommend a drive to Oak Bay and on the way stop by at Mile Zero, starting point of the 4,860 Km Trans-Canada Highway, the longest highway in the world.  You may also want to consider a visit to the Craigdarroch Castle, built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site.

Overnight in Victoria, BC.
This morning, check out of hotel, drive out to Swartz Bay for a 1 ½ hour ferry crossing to Vancouver.  You must set aside at least 5-hours to accommodate for the ferry crossing and road traffic on this trip back to Vancouver Airport. On arrival at Tsawwassen Ferry terminal on the mainland, drive to Vancouver international Airport (YVR) and drop off your car. 

End of your Pacific Coast & Mountains Self-Drive Canadian Holiday.

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  • 7 Nights accommodations.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Rental of a mid-size car.
  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Admissions to Capilano Bridge, Treetops & Cliff Walks.
  • Ferry Tickets from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo.
  • Ferry Tickets from Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen).
  • Resort fees, Taxes & GST.


  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Breakfast and other meals.
  • Rental Car Insurance – Collision Damage Waiver/ Loss Damage Waiver with $ 500 deductible.  This is offered as an Optional Add-on.
  • Additional Driver Fees .
  • Roadside assistance. 
  • Gas for the vehicle.
  • GPS. Racks, etc.
  • Child and Infant Seats.
  • Parking & Tolls.
  • Canada Park Fees.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional).
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance.  DMCI Inc. sells Manulife Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario.  Prese check with us for rates. Residents of other provinces as well as those coming from overseas must purchase Travel insurance in the province/country where they reside. 
  • Optional Tours and activities.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • If applicable, cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

Accommodations Featured

DestinationStandard Hotels
Vancouver, BCSandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
Whistler, BCAava Whistler
Victoria, BCEmbassy Inn
Rooms featured will be Standard ROH room unless specified otherwise.
Hotels featured will be as above or similar.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.


Room Configuration Beds Occupancy

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

Optional Tours & Admissions (subject to operation due to Covid-19).


  • Vancouver - Harbour Air Seaplanes - Vancouver Classic Panorama
  • Vancouver – Grouse Mountain (General Admission)
  • Vancouver – Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Vancouver - Authentic Asian Eats Tour (2 Hours)
  • Vancouver - Granville Island Market Tour (Mon to Thu - 2 Hours)
  • Vancouver - Granville Island Market Tour (Fri to Sun - 2 Hours)
  • Vancouver - Gastronomic Gastown Tour (3 Hours)
  • Whistler - Scandinave Spa Whistler - Scandinavian Baths Admission (1 Day)
  • Whistler - Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • Whistler - Valea Lumina - Night Walk (1 ¾ Hours)
  • Whistler - Whistler Bear Viewing Tour (3 Hours)
  • Whistler – BC Rainforest Snowmobile Tour (2 ½ hours)
  • Victoria - Whale Watching & Ocean Wildlife Tour
These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

YearOperating Dates
202301 May to 31 November
Blackout dates may apply. Please check us for more information.



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