Days 7 - 8: Ucluelet
Distance: 182 km / 113 miles
Drive across the island on Highway 4 and wind your way through Cathedral Grove with its ancient Douglas fir trees. Check out the Mars fire bomber based at Sproat Lake or, if you stroll a bit further along the beach, enjoy a close up view of the ancient petroglyphs.
You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do in the small village of Ucluelet (known colloquially as 'Ukee'). There’s whale and bear watching, fishing, hiking, biking, ocean kayaking, zip lining...and if you're not feeling quite that adventurous, there's always the Ukee dining and sunset cruise. You could also visit nearby Tofino to explore the Pacific Rim and Long Beach.
Day 9: Parksville
Distance: 147 km / 91 miles
Head north on Highway 19A to Parksville where you can relax on the sandy beaches and admire the stunning shoreline of Qualicum Beach.
Days 10 - 11: Whistler
Distance: 197 km / 122 miles
This morning you’ll return to the mainland by ferry and drive the stunning ‘Sea to Sky’ Highway along the many fjords of the Pacific Coast to Whistler, a bustling summer destination and ski-resort in the winter. During your two night stay you can discover soaring mountains, dramatic waterfalls and plenty of parks and outdoor activities.
Day 12: Lillooet
Distance: 130 km / 81 miles
Follow the sensational Duffey Lake Road through the beautiful Coast Mountains to Lillooet. Set against a mountain backdrop, the town of Lillooet is spread along grassy land overlooking the mighty Fraser River. During your visit, learn about the Gold Rush era at the Lillooet museum which was formerly an Anglican church.
Days 13 - 14: Wells Gray Provincial Park
Distance: 294 km / 183 miles
Wells Gray Provincial Park is a true wilderness, certainly one of Canada’s most beautiful parks. Immerse yourself in natural surroundings, with pounding waterfalls, guided walks, hiking trails, white water rafting and kayaking.
The wildlife is exceptional: black bears, grizzlies, moose, mountain goats, caribou, wolves and cougars. Don’t miss Dawson and Spahats Falls, and especially Helmcken Falls which is three times higher than Niagara Falls, plunging 140 metres down into a mist-filled abyss.