Laidback Luxury in Tofino

Laidback Luxury in Tofino

Region

West Coast

Location

Vancouver & Tofino

Availability

July - October, 2020

Experience Type

Resort Luxury, Wilderness, Adventure, Wildlife, Family, Ocean & rainforest

Experience overview

Venture to the rocky edge of British Columbia and spend a week exploring the rugged wilderness of the Pacific Rim National Park from the quiet luxury of one of Canada’s most elegant wilderness resorts.

Three surfers with dogs walk along the beach in Tofino, BC

Highlights

Private Air Transfers

Spectacular, private float plane journeys between downtown Vancouver and Tofino. Private Alpine to Ocean heli-adventure

Luxurious Accommodation

At the Wickaninnish Inn guests enjoy a combination of wilderness, award-winning regional cuisine, and exquisite guest rooms

Privately guided wilderness adventures

This experience offers four private adventures in the wilderness with the right combination of wildlife, activity and breathtaking natural beauty. There is no better way to experience the diverse wilderness of the west coast

Landscape

Nestled in a narrow peninsula bordered by the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the endless golden beaches and old growth rainforest will leave you reaching for the camera at every turn

Suggested Itinerary

Region

West Coast

Location

Vancouver & Tofino

Duration

8 Days

Availability

July - October, 2020

Starting From

CAD $17,000 per adult

Day 1 - Travel to Vancouver
Your journey begins with a luxury transfer to the airport and on arrival in Vancouver a private car will take you to The Fairmont Pacific Rim. Enjoy the exclusive lifestyle hotel floor where the Fairmont Gold team will greet you for a seamless check-in followed by cocktails and canapes in the lounge.

Overnight in Vancouver.
View from pilots sea in a Harbour Air Seaplane flying over the coastal islands of British Columbia
Day 2 - Private Float Plane to Tofino
For the first morning of your journey The True North Collection will connect you with a hand-picked local photographer from our partners at Flytographer. This personalised photo shoot wil capture some amazing memories in our beautiful city. Choose from one of the expertly curated routes for your session. Locations include atmospheric Gastown, Kitsilano Beach or amongst the living giants of Stanley Park.

In the afternoon you will be escorted to the Harbour Air flight centre just metres from your hotel to enjoy a champagne reception as you check in for your spectacular private float plane to Tofino. Enjoy the view as you pass by mountain top glaciers, remote islands, and breathtaking coastal scenery. From Tofino, your driver will take you to the Wickaninnish Inn Resort, perched on the edge of Vancouver Island’s Chesterman Beach.

This evening, we’ve booked dinner at one of Tofino’s best local restaurants. Enjoy a delicious dinner in an intimate setting.

Overnight at the Wickaninnish Inn Beachfront Resort.
Aerial view of the Pacific Rim and Tofino area
Day 3 – Alpine to Ocean Heli Adventure
Spend a relaxing morning at your leisure. You may wish to stroll along the white sand of Chesterman Beach, watching surfers take on the swells of the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, drop into the Inn’s historic carving shed where you can watch talented carvers produce beautiful pieces of art. If you’re feeling active, you could take one of the Inn’s complimentary bicycles to visit the stylish shops and boutiques in Tofino.

In the afternoon take off on an exclusive heli-tour to some of Vancouver Island’s rarely visited beauty spots. Soar over Long Beach and enjoy sweeping views of the endless, golden coastline. Fly up into the surrounding mountains, where your helicopter will touchdown at Paradise Lake which is surrounded by steep alpine peaks. You can sit lakeside or brave the clear cold water for an afternoon dip!

Leave the snow-capped peaks behind, as you scout the coast for whales and wildlife along the way. Touch down on a remote offshore island, where you can take your shoes off and dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean or wander the beach and take in the salt air. Enjoy a gourmet picnic basket including charcuterie and wine from a local vineyard.

This evening, enjoy dinner at the resort’s award-winning The Pointe Restaurant with complimentary babysitting for those travelling with children. Savor your special dining experience as the surf crashes against a sunset backdrop.

Overnight at the Wickaninnish Inn Beachfront Resort.
Day 4 – Private Nature Cruise with Gourmet Lunch
Join a local captain for a once-in-a-lifetime private boat adventure. Sail along the inside passage to Hot Springs Cove Provincial Park, where you can marvel at ancient old growth forests. Take your time and enjoy a relaxing soak in natural geothermal springs overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. Along you may like to fish, search for whales, or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings.Included is an onboard, chef prepared lunch.

This evening, we’ve made reservations at another one of Tofino’s excellent local restaurants.

Overnight at the Wickaninnish Inn Beachfront Resort.
Whales in the ocean near Tofino, BC
Day 5 – Kayak, Hike, or Surf
Join a private local guide for your choice of activity:

Privately guided hike with a certified wilderness guide, to explore the rainforest and windswept beaches.

Privately guided kayaking adventure our guides will take you by boat to a private dock, in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound

Surf Lessons – Tofino’s best surf instructor will accompany you on a day of fun on one of Tofino’s rugged beaches

This evening, enjoy dinner at one of Tofino’s best restaurants

Overnight at the Wickaninnish Inn Beachfront Resort.
Day 6 – Private Bear Watching Adventure
Tofino is famous for its bear watching, so board a rigid-hull zodiac boat and head out with your camera. With a specialist guide, see Clayoquot Sound’s black bears up close as they forage the beaches for rock crab, starfish and even a bit of kelp. Along the way, keep an eye out for an eagle aerie, harbour porpoises, seals, river otters, blue herons and other species of wildlife.

This evening enjoy your final dining experience at The Pointe Restaurant.

Overnight at the Wickaninnish Inn Beachfront Resort.
day 7 - private float plane to vancouver
Stroll along Chesterman Beach on your final morning in Tofino. Check out of your hotel, then meet your driver for a private transfer to the float plane dock. Board your private flight and take advantage of another great opportunity to snap aerial photographs of Vancouver Island’s spectacular coastal scenery. Upon arrival in Vancouver this afternoon, a driver will be waiting to assist you with your luggage and take you to the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Enjoy another night of special Gold Floor amenities.

Overnight at Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Day 8 – Depart from Vancouver
After breakfast in the Gold Floor lounge, we recommend you spend a leisurely morning strolling along the Vancouver harbourfront, just steps from your hotel. After check-out, you’ll be taken by private car to the Vancouver airport, in time for your flight home. We will arrange for you to be driven home in comfort.

The True North Collection Difference​

  • Door to door service for our guests
  • Private float plane journeys between Vancouver and Tofino with a champagne reception
  • Flytographer photo session in Vancouver or Tofino
  • Private heli-tour of Vancouver Island
  • Private wildlife viewing cruise
  • Seamless support throughout your journey from our legendary destination specialists and concierge team. We will be with you all the way
  • Hand picked suppliers and experiences including transportation providers and guides from our decades of experience in Canadian travel

Tofino

Vancouver Island,
BC

Included in your adventure:

  • 7 nights of 5-star luxury hotel accommodation
  • Private airport transfers between your home, airports, and hotels
  • Private float plane transfers between Vancouver and Tofino
  • Champagne welcome at the Vancouver float plane terminal
  • Flytographer photo session at a location of your choice in Vancouver or Tofino
  • 2 breakfasts, canapes and desserts at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim
  • Privately guided activities in Tofino including heli-adventure, private nature cruise, choice of private hiking, kayaking or surfing
  • Private Bear watching by zodiac
  • All transportation to and from tours and activities
  • Dinner transfers for three nights of local dining in Tofino
  • Babysitting for one evening

About your accommodation:

Fairmont Pacific Rim: Located amidst the bustling downtown, while offering spectacular mountain and harbour views, this urban-resort features touches of art, music and fashion woven throughout, award-winning restaurants and bars, rooftop pool. We’ve included accommodation on the Gold Floor, including private check-in, dedicated concierge, Gold Floor lounge, and breakfast.

The Wickaninnish Inn is a luxurious haven nestled between ocean and ancient forests. Guests enjoy a combination of wilderness, award-winning regional cuisine, and exquisite guest rooms. Visit the Inn’s carving shed, where artisans fashion locally sourced wood into crafts, take out the complimentary bicycles, or take advantage of the hotel’s WickKids program.

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