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Guided camping adventures on vancouver island for small groups and individuals

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"Kudos to Fresh Adventures for an amazing backpacking adventure in the back country. The experience was incredibly fulfilling and unique. Each day was filled with adventure, challenge and gourmet meals. No doubt the best backpacking adventure I have ever experienced. Alex is the most kind, genuine, knowledgeable and caring guide I've met. Looking forward to more adventures with Fresh Adventures in the future. " -Ronald

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8 day vancouver island camping adventure

Tour Length:

8 days/ 7 nights

start/ end location:

Pick up and drop off from your central Victoria hotel.

Fitness Level:

We cater to all fitness levels. charge ahead or relax.

Food:

Gourmet and fresh food prepared by your guide for all diets. Our menu features tons of healthy, local food. All meals are included from pick up to drop off.

Accommodation:

Comfortable and eaasy camping as a group with hot showers available most days. Single or double occupancy in high quality 2 or 3 person tents with good sleeping pads.

Required Equipment:

Sleeping bag (or rent one), your personal clothing plus good walking footwear, towel, bathing suit, daypack, sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses and camera.

Activities:

Victoria city tour, daily hiking excursions, Tofino free time, wine tasting and swimming. Optional surfing, Barkley Sound cruise and Tofino ocean excursion.

Get up close and personal with Canada's rugged West Coast during your 8 day Canada camping tour.  There is no better way to experience the pure wilderness of Vancouver Island than being immersed in it for 8 days and 7 nights on a guided camping adventure.  Imagine yourself swimming in impossibly clear lakes, hiking through mammoth old growth forests, feasting on wild berries and hiking through majestic alpine landscapes.  This Canada camping tour packs it all in, allowing you to experience almost all of Vancouver Island in one guided camping adventure.  Learn about Victoria's crazy beginnings on a guided city tour, then try foraging for wild berries, mushrooms and seafood during day hiking excursions and explore Canada's ocean playground on two marine excursions.  If that's not enough you can also swim in pristine lakes, try surfing, hike through old growth forests to a secluded alpine lake, camp beneath starry skies and feast on locally sourced, healthy meals prepared by your guide.  With hot showers and high quality gear provided this is the Canada camping tour of a lifetime!   Read more about this Vancouver Island adventure tour.

+ 8 Day Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria city tour- We gather you up from your Victoria hotel or Victoria airport and get to know everyone before starting our grand tour of Victoria's quaint harbour and downtown. Victoria has a wealth of historical landmarks to wonder at, and picture how it has changed over the last hundred years. After our tour we head West out of the city and to the Pacific Coast where we camp with a commanding view of the Olympic Peninsula. Set up your tent below lofty old growth trees, and next to luscious Salal berry bushes. Feast beneath open skies and talk about the exciting days ahead of us.

Day 2: Port Renfrew and giant trees-Load up on a fresh, healthy breakfast before hopping in the van and continuing North along the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We stop to marvel at the gigantic trees and bountiful tidal pools around quiet and rugged Port Renfrew, then watch the landscape change as we pass through the Cowichan Valley. Stand beneath the tallest trees on the coast in Cathedral Grove before settling down to camp on the pleasant shores of Sproat Lake. Watch the sun set as we enjoy a hearty meal.

Day 3: Barkley Sound-Wake up bright and early to a tasty breakfast, then load up on the Francis Barkley for your scenic cruise through Barkley Sound on this working packet freighter. Stop in at places seldom seen along its voyage through the distant corners of the sound, entertained by the efficiency of the working crew loading and unloading supplies at each remote port. Watch for humpback whales and bald eagles as you steam past the Broken Group Islands, and sea lions and seals as you pull into Ucuelet. We head North towards Tofino, legendary surf and adventure town and one of the furthest west destinations in Canada. Explore endless beaches and rain forests, smelling the salty air and spotting eagles overhead. Set up camp at Bella Pacifica campground right on the beach,while watching the brilliant west coast sun set.

Day 4: Tofino-How could we enjoy being near the Pacific Ocean more than embarking on a high speed boating excursion through the deep fjords of Clayoquot Sound. We cruise through rugged landscapes, tamed by no man, on our way to Hot Springs Cove for a soothing soak in the natural hot springs. When we return to Tofino you have a few hours to explore the town on slightly wobbly legs, or if you desire you can opt for a quick surf session.

Day 5: Coombs and waterfalls-Today we drive East along the infamous “Highway of Waterfalls”, heading for Strathcona Provincial Park. We make a stop in Coombs, a popular market filled with locally made art, delicacies and souvenirs. Check out several waterfalls, and feast your eyes on the alpine playground of Vancouver Island. We camp beneath the dark, starry sky on the shores of Buttle Lake. 5 day tour ends around 2 pm in Nanaimo today.

Day 6: Strathcona Provincial Park-Wake up to the smell of a hearty breakfast, and fill yourself before our hike. Today we hike through old growth trees, meandering up to a brilliant, open alpine world and Bedwell Lake. See how many kinds of mushrooms you can spot on the way up, or how many berries you can stuff in your mouth! Picnic beside the lake, and even go for a refreshing swim in the calm, inviting waters. Arrive back at our beautiful camp and kick your feet up; you earned it!

Day 7: Campbell River and Gulf Island vibes-Start off the day exploring Campbell River and perusing the busy working port, before heading for the Gulf Islands. We pass pleasant, warm beaches, facing the brilliant panorama of the coast mountain ranges, where we stop and take pictures. Hop aboard the ferry to Salt Spring Island and try the laid back Gulf Island lifestyle. We hang out at secluded beaches and hike to a viewpoint with dominating views of the Strait of Georgia. Gather around a warm fire and reflect on all the amazing memories of the tour with your new friends.

Day 8: South to Victoria-We enjoy a final breakfast together and board the ferry back to the main island, beginning our journey South to Victoria. Enjoy the scenic drive over the Malahat Pass and through Goldstream Park, before we drop you off at your hotel or the airport.

Vancouver island camping adventure dates

  • June 7- 14, 2017
  • June 19- 26, 2017
  • July 26- August 2, 2017
  • August 30- September 6, 2017

Vancouver island camping adventure rates

All prices are subject to a 5% local tax.  Prices are subject to change.

Tour price:  $1825--Now just $1550!

Single tent upgrade:  $200

Sleeping bag rental:  $50

5 day vancouver island camping adventure

Tour Length:

5 days/ 4 nights

start/ end location:

Pick up from your central Victoria hotel or central downtown location, drop off at Nanaimo BC Ferries terminal with access to airport shuttles, downtown hotels and ferry to Vancouver.

Fitness Level:

We cater to all fitness levels. Charge ahead or relax.

Food:

Gourmet and fresh food prepared by your guide for all diets. Our menu features tons of healthy, local food. All meals are included from pick up to drop off.

Accommodation:

Comfortable and eaasy camping as a group with hot showers available most days. Single or double occupancy in high quality 2 or 3 person tents with good sleeping pads.

Required Equipment:

Sleeping bag (or rent one), your personal clothing plus good walking footwear, towel, bathing suit, daypack, sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses and camera.

Activities:

Victoria city tour, daily hiking excursions, Tofino free time and swimming. Optional surfing, Barkley Sound cruise and Tofino ocean excursion.

Want to experience Vancouver Island in a short time?  Then look no further.! This 5 day Canada camping tour is the ultimate Vancouver Island wilderness experience, while providing all the comforts you desire, such as hot showers and mouth watering locally sourced food prepared by your local guide.  Enjoy a guided city tour of Victoria then embark on the journey of a lifetime, exploring rugged coastlines, ancient rain forests and endless white sand beaches.  Try surfing in Tofino, explore seldom seen working ports and remote ocean inlets while searching for humpback whales, sea lions, bears, bald eagles and other wildlife too numerous to list.  Camp beneath starry skies, photograph epic ocean sunsets and immerse yourself in the West Coast lifestyle.  Your expert local guide is there to help you make the most of your camping tour in Canada.   Read more about this Vancouver Island adventure tour

+ 5 day tour itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria city tour- We gather you up from your Victoria hotel or Victoria airport and get to know everyone before starting our grand tour of Victoria's quaint harbour and downtown. Victoria has a wealth of historical landmarks to wonder at, and picture how it has changed over the last hundred years. After our tour we head West out of the city and to the Pacific Coast where we camp with a commanding view of the Olympic Peninsula. Set up your tent below lofty old growth trees, and next to luscious Salal berry bushes. Feast beneath open skies and talk about the exciting days ahead of us.

Day 2: Port Renfrew and giant trees-Load up on a fresh, healthy breakfast before hopping in the van and continuing North along the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We stop to marvel at the gigantic trees and bountiful tidal pools around quiet and rugged Port Renfrew, then watch the landscape change as we pass through the Cowichan Valley. Stand beneath the tallest trees on the coast in Cathedral Grove before settling down to camp on the pleasant shores of Sproat Lake. Watch the sun set as we enjoy a hearty meal.

Day 3: Barkley Sound-Wake up bright and early to a tasty breakfast, then load up on the Francis Barkley for your scenic cruise through Barkley Sound on this working packet freighter. Stop in at places seldom seen along its voyage through the distant corners of the sound, entertained by the efficiency of the working crew loading and unloading supplies at each remote port. Watch for humpback whales and bald eagles as you steam past the Broken Group Islands, and sea lions and seals as you pull into Ucuelet. We head North towards Tofino, legendary surf and adventure town and one of the furthest west destinations in Canada. Explore endless beaches and rain forests, smelling the salty air and spotting eagles overhead. Set up camp at Bella Pacifica campground right on the beach,while watching the brilliant west coast sun set.

Day 4: Tofino-How could we enjoy being near the Pacific Ocean more than embarking on a high speed boating excursion through the deep fjords of Clayoquot Sound. We cruise through rugged landscapes, tamed by no man, on our way to Hot Springs Cove for a soothing soak in the natural hot springs. When we return to Tofino you have a few hours to explore the town on slightly wobbly legs, or if you desire you can opt for a quick surf session.

Day 5: Coombs and waterfalls-Today we drive East along the infamous “Highway of Waterfalls”, heading for Strathcona Provincial Park. We make a stop in Coombs, a popular market filled with locally made art, delicacies and souvenirs. Check out several waterfalls, and feast your eyes on the alpine playground of Vancouver Island. We camp beneath the dark, starry sky on the shores of Buttle Lake. 5 day tour ends around 2 pm in Nanaimo today.

5 day vancouver island adventure tour dates

  • June 7- 11, 2017
  • June 19- 23, 2017
  • July 26- 30, 2017
  • August 30- September 3, 2017

5 day vancouver adventure tour rates

All prices are subject to a 5% local tax.  Prices are subject to change.

Tour price:  $995--Now just $845!

Single tent upgrade:  $200

Sleeping bag rental:  $50

Tour inclusions and exclusions for 5 and 8 day tours

excluded

  • 5% local tax.
  • Trip cancellation/ travel medical insurance (recommended).
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Single tent supplement ($200)
  • Optional sleeping bag rental ($50)
  • Personal expenses before and after tour.
  • Personal alcohol.
  • Optional activities:  (Barkley Sound Cruise $45, Tofino hot springs excursion $130, Surf Lesson $30- $100)

included

  • Transportation in comfortable van.
  • Expert guide for entire trip.
  • Camping and use of quality tent/ sleeping pad (Dbl Occ).
  • All meals from pick up to drop off.
  • Guided hikes and excursions during entire tour.
  • Vitoria city tour
  • Pick up and drop off from Victoria hotels (Nanaimo downtown drop off for 5 day tour)