Man of the West

For those who wish to live an authentic western experience, this is a dream come true!
A fabulous itinerary during which you will explore legendary national parks, meet actual cowboys and discover a rich and lively heritage!
We selected for you renowned lodges and ranches where you will be in position to take fully advantage of western Canada’s wide open spaces.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Vancouver

    Vancouver Arrival in thrilling Vancouver. Its outstanding location between mountains and ocean definitely makes this city one of the most beautiful in the world.

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  • Day 2 Sun Peaks

    Sun Peaks Spectacular scenic drive between vancouver and Kamloops. The itinerary indeed features several passages that you will all want to capture on film!

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  • Day 3 Clearwater

    Clearwater Your destination: Wells Gray Park which is famous for its spectacular falls, its outstanding fauna and its numerous hiking trails. This is at the gate of this park that you will once again beneficiate from the western hospitality during a stay in a superb ranch. (B day 4, L day 4 and 2D)

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  • Day 4 Clearwater

    One more day to discover the area and the park.

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  • Day 5 Williams Lake

    Williams Lake Comes to travel the backcountry with Gary Zorn who has a lifetime of grizzly bear and wildlife experience and knowledge. Gary’s passion for the ‘big bears’ has led him into the Cariboo Mountains for many years and it has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he’ll be more than happy to share with you. On day 5, you must arrive after 3pm. You will then have time to settle into accommodations before the dinner and the lodge orientation session. After breakfast on day 6, departure for a jetboat cruise on Cariboo River featuring bird/wildlife watching. Return to the lodge at around 5pm. Free evening after dinner. On day 7, you will enjoy another fascinating day featuring hiking, wildlife viewing, ethnobotany or other customized activity in the surrounding forests. (B, D day 5) (B, L, D day 6) (B, L, D day 7)

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  • Day 6 Williams Lake

    Continuation of the activities.

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  • Day 7 Williams Lake

    One more day to enjoy the area.

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  • Day 8 108 Mile Ranch

    108 Mile Ranch Continue on towards the Hills Health Ranch, a four time "Specialty Spa of the Year" award winning located in the heart of BC's Cariboo region. (B)

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  • Day 9 Whistler

    Whistler Continue on towards Whistler, the famous winter sport station which hosted the Olympic ski competitions in 2010.

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  • Day 10 Parksville

    Parksville A ferry boat now takes you to Vancouver Island where you’ll first stop in picturesque Parksville, a recreational paradise which is the ideal location to take advantage of what the Island has best to offer: spectacular seascapes, the warmest ocean waters in BC, hiking trails, fishing, golfing, etc.

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  • Day 11 Ucluelet

    Ucluelet You are invited to come and experience Eagle Nook, nestled among magnificent mountains and dramatic Pacific Coastal Islands on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This sheltered four-star hideaway provides a scenic, cozy and luxurious base from which to explore the outdoors or indulge yourself indoors. Your visit to Eagle Nook will go through Ucluelet which is the starting point for our speedy water taxi, the Eagle Nook Express. Aboard you will cruise for about 60 minutes through the enchanting Broken Group Islands to the Resort. (D day 11) (B, L, D day 12 and 13)

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  • Day 12 Ucluelet

    Continuation of the activities.

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  • Day 13 Ucluelet

    One more day to discover the area.

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  • Day 14 Victoria

    Victoria Rendez-vous in Victoria, and discover the British charm of this elegant capital. On your way you should stop at Cathedral Grove where you can see 800-year-old and 5-metre-thick Douglas Firs! (B)

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  • Day 15 Vancouver

    Vancouver Back on the mainland, take advantage of some additional time to discover Vancouver’s main attractions and to enjoy its relaxed west-coast atmosphere. We particularly suggest the visit of the aquarium, of the anthropology museum, of Stanley Park, of Chinatown and of Gastown historical district.

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  • Day 16 Return filght

    Drop off the vehicule and return flight.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes


The cost includes: 


- R/T transfer per water taxi (day 11 and 14)
- Whale watching cruise (4h) (day 13)
- Use of Eagle Nook resort amenities (beach,hiking trails, kayaking)
- Equipment for to do the activities (if necessary):  boat, motor, vehicle, fuel… (day 6)
- Guided activities: Interpretative grizzly bear and wildlife watching, hiking (day 6)
- Fees for the “Wilderness Stewardship Fund”
- Guided canoe activity (6h) (day 4)
- Guided tour in Wells Gray Park (day 4)
- 15 nights accommodation
- 21 meals (see abbreviations)
- Applicable taxes

The cost does not include: 


- The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 89$ cdn)
- Air travel
- Personal expenses
- Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)
- R/T ferry to Vancouver Island 

Practical info

Destination
British Colombia Rocky mountains
Activity
Nature - Adventure Self-drive Summer
Duration
16 days
Code
AUT-13
Price
From C$4,850
Level
1/5
Comfort
4/5

Strengths

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