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Surfing in Tofino

Vancouver Island Adventure

8-Day Round Trip Adventure Tour From Vancouver

Discover the highlights & hidden gems of vancouver island.

Starting and ending in Van, FML's Vancouver Island Adventure tour consists of a jam-packed week of seeing the best of what the island has to offer. This adventure is all about connecting with nature and the crazy outdoor phenomenon that is Vancouver Island. From swimming in natural potholes in Sooke and spotting whales during peak season, to kayaking alongside seals and surfing the Canadian coast, this week is surely one you’ll never forget.

Are you ready to explore the best of Vancouver Island?

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 - Journey to the Island: Meet your FMLy and explore Victoria 

  • Day 2 - Discover Sooke: Sea kayaking and natural springs

  • Day 3 - Mystic Beach: Hike a portion of the Juan de Fuca trail to a secluded beach

  • Day 4 - Lake Cowichan Chillin': Slow mornings and natural lazy river floats

  • Day 5 - Journey to Tofino: Goats on the Roof and a hidden emerald oasis  

  • Day 6 - Tofino Beach Day: Beach-side sauna and surf lessons

  • Day 7 - Discover Tofino: Whale watching, exploring Tofino and a final FMLy dinner 

  • Day 8 - Vancouver Drop-off: Travel back to Mainland BC and say goodbye to your FMLy

What's Included

  • All Accommodation: A combination of frontcountry and private camping, and hostels.

  • All Activities: All of the exciting activities featured in our epic Vancouver Island adventure tour will be included in the price of the trip for travellers.

  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags will be provided for all travellers, as well as all equipment needed to make camp-life beyond epic.

  • Transportation Costs: Includes transportation in a spacious 17-seater bus named Brent & covers all gas expenses and all required ferry crossings.

  • Food: Groceries for the delicious feasts we eat along the way are included in the overall trip price.

  • 2 Epic Tour Guides here to make YOUR Canadian Adventure stress-free & unforgettable.

  • All National Park and Provincial Park Entry Fees.

2023 TRIP DATES

Round-Trip from Vancouver

 

September 2 - 9

trip price

END OF 2022 SALE PRICE:

$2,925 CAD + 5% GST + 2% Booking Fee 

 

Full price: ​

$3,250 CAD + 5% GST + 2% Booking Fee
Early Bird Prices are available from November 15th to December 1st.
All Vancouver Island Adventures will require a 20% deposit at time of booking. The remaining 80% will be due 30 days prior to trip departure. 
*Please note that your tour will only be confirmed once at least 6 passengers have booked.

Tour Highlights

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Surf Lessons in Tofino

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hiking to mystic beach

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Lake Cowichan River FLoat

Kayaking in Sooke Bay

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Hot & Cold Sauna Therapy

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tofino whale watching

Vancouver island tour itinerary

Please note trip itineraries are subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances beyond FML's control.
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Day 1: Vancouver Pick-up and Journey to the Island

The Vancouver Island Adventure starts off strong with a pickup in the city and then a ferry ride straight to the island. While on the ferry you'll meet the rest of your amazing FML group and soon-to-be best pals. Arriving in Victoria, we'll head out as a team to do some exploring of the cutest capital city before packing up and taking our bus to Jordan River. 

Once we're all set up at camp and chillin' out, we'll settle in for the night and get to know our new FMLy under the night sky.

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry campsite at China Beach Provincial Park

Day 2: Discover Sooke

We'll kick off day two with a morning of group kayaking right off the coast of Sooke Bay. After soaking in the beauty of this region from the water, we'll have some lunch and hit the beautiful beaches of East Sooke Park for a scenic hike before calling it a day.

All in all, a jam-packed super fun day in the great outdoors!

Included activity:

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry campsite at China Beach Provincial Park

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Day 3: Mystic Beach and journey to Lake Cowichan

On day 3, we’ll pack up and drive north - heading to Lake Cowichan. On route, we’ll spend the morning and early afternoon exploring the beautiful Juan de Fuca trail and secluded beach of Mystic Beach. 

In the afternoon, we’ll continue our journey north and get settled at our beautiful lakeside campground in Lake Cowichan. 

Accommodation style:

  • Private campsite on Lake Cowichan

Day 4: Lake Cowichan Chillin’

Day four is all about chilling with your buddies. A morning of hammock swinging, reading, swimming, eating, and truly anything your heart desires. 

We follow this dreamy morning with an afternoon on a river float down Lake Cowichan’s natural lazy river. 

A very, very dreamy day, and a fan favourite. 

Included activity:

Accommodation style:

  • Private campsite on Lake Cowichan

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Day 5: Journey to Tofino

On day five, we road-trip from the interior of the Island to the world-famous beaches of Tofino. 

En route, we’ll visit a couple of goats on the roof (you’ll find out what exactly we mean on your Vancouver Island Adventure) and will swim in a crystal clear emerald oasis off the beaten path. 

All this before reaching our final destination, Tofino. Time to get settled in our Airbnb and have a feast with your FMLy. 

Accommodation style:

  • Tofino hostel

Day 6 and 7: Discover Tofino

Time to spend the day in paradise. We’ll start day 6 with hot and cold sauna therapy directly on Cox Bay, followed by private group surf lessons with Pacific Surf Co. where we’ll get you standing up in no time! You’ll have the option to rent your own equipment for the rest of the day, or simply chill out. This day is all about beach chillin, good times and sunset vibes, so chill out and enjoy the vibes.

Our last day in Tofino is an incredible one is all about lounging at a beach or discovering the cute lil' town of Tofino, before a jaw-dropping whale-watching excursion and our final (*cue the tears*) FMLy dinner.

Included Activities:

 

Optional Activities:

 

Accommodation style:

  • Tofino hostel

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Day 8: Journey to Mainland BC

Wake up slow in Tofino for our 8th and final day together. After parting ways with our Tofino home, we’ll travel to Nanaimo and take in our final moments as a FMLy before hopping back on the ferry to Vancouver and cherishing what was a trip of a lifetime.

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?

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