Storm Watching in Tofino

featuring Victoria & Chemainus

Known for its rich variety of landscapes from high rocky mountains and lush rainforests to sheltered and jagged coastlines, Vancouver Island is the perfect place to witness the power of nature.

There is nothing more exhilarating than the fury of the wind, rain and waves during a winter storm and there is no better place to experience the power and beauty of Mother Nature than on BC’s rugged west coast in Tofino. Also enjoy the beauty of our capital city, Victoria and the charm of Chemainus including a theatrical production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly.”

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 – VICTORIA, BC

We board BC Ferries in Tsawwassen for an afternoon sailing to Vancouver Island. Explore Victoria’s impressive landmarks such as the Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings and stunning waterfront. Situated in the heart of the Inner Harbour, our first evening is spent at the beautiful Huntingdon Manor.

SPOTLIGHT

Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and the narrowest street in Canada, Fan Tan Alley, is located there.

DAY 2 – TOFINO, BC

Our leisurely day starts with a visit to Coomb’s Old Country Market and a stroll through Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park to view one of the most accessible old growth stands of Douglas Fir.  Travel scenic roads to Tofino arriving late afternoon to our oceanfront rooms at Best Western Tin Wis Resort for two nights.

EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS

With a tree canopy of over 260 feet high in some places and featuring a magnificent temperate rainforest with enormous 800-year-old trees, a carpet of ferns and draping moss, Cathedral Grove is a humbling experience to behold.

DAY 3 – TOFINO, BC

Explore Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach and the resort town of Ucluelet.  Take a stroll along the Wild Pacific Trail to Amphitrite Lighthouse and peruse the gift shops and cafes.

DAY 4 – CHEMAINUS, BC

Cross the Island to Chemainus, famous for the over forty outdoor murals that adorn this quaint town. Our final night concludes with a festive holiday production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly.” This production is a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice set at Christmas, taking place two years after the novel ends featuring a story of middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine.

EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS

Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, discover the quaint community of Chemainus and its famed murals and vibrant Theatre Festival which features some of the finest performances in Canada.

DAY 5 – RETURN HOME

Following breakfast we begin our journey home with the ferry back across to the mainland. Bidding farewell to our travelling companions with fond memories of BC’s wild west coast!