North America Vacations
British Columbia | Vancouver Island Multi-Sport Adventure | Adult Only
Vancouver Island Multi-Sport AdventureDiscover Vancouver Island’s wild, rugged beauty and relaxed, welcoming charm.
6 days / 5 nights
Activity Level Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
Trip Start (arrival)
Victoria, British Columbia
Trip End (return)
Victoria, British Columbia
USD $4199 Adult
Next available departure
04 Jun 2023 - 09 Jun 2023View More Dates (7)
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6-Day Vancouver Island Adventure featuring a 3-Night Stay at Black Rock Resort
Breathe in the crisp, fresh air of the Pacific Northwest and set off to discover the wild beauty and relaxed charm of Vancouver Island. Stand in awe before centuries old Douglas firs and towering cedars. Understand the deep connection between the First People of Canada and the lands you explore each day. Get your blood pumping on daily adventures and relax in all the creature comforts Black Rock Resort has to offer. Vancouver Island is wrapped in an indescribable magic you’ll keep with you forever – there’s nowhere quite like it!
Vancouver Island Adventure Highlights
- Cruise Barkley Sound from Port Alberni to Ucluelet via local ferry, passing the Broken Group Islands of Pacific Rim National Park
- Hike in old-growth forests with massive cedars and towering Douglas firs that are hundreds of years old
- Embark on a sea kayak adventure, stopping midway to hike the rainforest of Meares Island with a local expert
- Scan the seas and skies for wildlife on a cruise to Hot Springs Cove, where you can experience its steaming geothermal waters
- Get your blood pumping on a rainforest and canyon zip-lining adventure
A few more reasons to go
Call Black Rock Resort Home: where picture perfect views meet upscale comforts.
Bike from Ucluelet to Tofino: follow a stunning trail developed alongside the First Nation tribes.
Watch for fascinating wildlife: including bears, whales, sea lions, river otters, and more.
Victoria, British Columbia YYJ
Victoria, British Columbia YYJ
Victoria Arrival | Goldstream Provincial Park Hike | Scenic Bike Ride | Cathedral Grove Hike | Port Alberni
Your Vancouver Island adventure begins in Victoria, the charming capital of British Columbia. After a brief welcome meeting, you’ll head just outside the city to Goldstream Provincial Park for a short hike where you’ll behold thundering falls and towering trees hundreds of years old. Refuel with a picnic lunch before setting off on a scenic bike ride that offers incredible views of the Gulf Islands. Cap off your day wandering among the giants of Cathedral Gove on a short, yet awe-inspiring hike among centuries-old Douglas firs. End your day in Port Alberni where you’ll enjoy a well-earned dinner.
Ferry Transfer to Ucluelet | Hike Wild Pacific Trail | Black Rock Resort
Your transfer today allows you to experience a slice of everyday life along the shores of Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound. A local ferry brings you from Port Alberni to Ucluelet, offering opportunities to spy wildlife like whales, sea lions, bald eagles, mink and river otters and get a sense of what it’s like to live along these quaint waters. After your 5-hour cruise, you’ll arrive in the beautiful coastal town of Ucluelet. Enjoy lunch at a local park before hiking part of the Wild Pacific Trail to your home for the next three nights – Black Rock Resort. Relax and re-join your fellow travelers a bit later for dinner in the resort’s restaurant.
Bike from Ucluelet to Tofino | Sea Kayak and Rainforest Hike
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll bike the ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee) pathway from Ucluelet to Tofino. This multi-use pathway was developed alongside the First Nation tribes who call these lands home, focusing on respecting and protecting the cultural heritage and natural wonders of this area. Every sense is sparked as you pedal through this part of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. After stopping in the park to refuel for lunch, you’ll embark on a rainforest sea kayaking and hiking adventure. The waters here are a sea kayaker’s paradise. Paddle around the tiny islands near Tofinio before exploring the old-growth rainforest of Meares Island with a local guide. Dinner this evening is in Tofinio at a local restaurant with delicious farm-fresh fare.
Hot Springs Cove Boat Tour | Night on Your Own
The wild natural beauty that surrounds Tofino unfolds before you today. En route to Hot Springs Cove – a remote area on Vancouver Island’s west coast with natural geothermal hot springs – scan the seas and the skies for whales, black bears, seals, sea lions, puffins, sea otters, bald eagles and more on a 90-minute cruise. Step off the boat and onto a boardwalk trail that winds through a lush old-growth forest. You’ll have time to soak in the hot springs, explore the jagged rock formations and steaming waterfalls, and eat a picnic lunch before your 90-minute return cruise. The night is yours tonight to do as you please!
Rainforest and Canyon Zip Line Tour | Afternoon Hike | Victoria
A thrilling adventure is in store for you this morning on a zip-line tour through Ha’uukmin Tribal Park. As you hike among the series of lines, a local guide will educate you about the history and lands that have sustained the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations people for generations. Feel the wind (and a smile!) on your face as you zip across the canyon. Refuel with a picnic lunch before departing for Victoria. We’ll break up the long drive with a short hike, allowing you to stretch your legs and take in more of the wild, rugged beauty of Vancouver Island.
Butchart Gardens | Victoria Departure
This morning, take in Colorado’s inspiring landscapes one last time in the aptly named Garden of the Gods. Wander beneath massive red rocks shooting straight into the sky while keeping watch for hawks, deer, and the elusive bighorn sheep. We’ll then head back to the hotel to clean up and collect your belongings before departing for Denver. Say your goodbyes to your newly found friends and take memories of a lifetime with you!
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Arrival & Departure
Day one of your itinerary starts with a pick-up at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria at 8:00am or Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort at 8:30am. Your trip ends with a drop-off at Victoria, BC Airport at 12:30pm or one of the above hotels at 1:00pm.
Hiking: 1 to 4 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain
Sea Kayaking: Easy, no previous experience needed but comfortable being in the water
Biking: Up to 20 miles, flat and/or rolling terrain
Zip Lining: Easy, no previous experience needed but comfortable with heights
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments, and receptions except one dinner on your own are included as indicated by the itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
Included in the Price of Your Colorado National Parks Adventure Tour
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths
- All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners – except one dinner on own your own – refreshments and receptions
- Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners
- All necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained
- Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip
- Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags, and luggage service
- Pre-departure and packing information
- Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities, and national park entrance and permit fees
Not Included in Trip Price
- Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides
- Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities
- One dinner on your own
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities
- All types of personal insurance
- Personal expenses
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.1 Easy (1)
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.2 Moderately Easy (2)
Unsure if that adventure in that wild place is right for you? Austin Adventures guide Will Woods will assure you it is, but he’ll also tell you how that trip will change your life, how to prepare for it, and why you should never pass up an opportunity to see breathtaking scenery, do thrilling things, and meet new people. Born beneath the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta, Will turned his love of adventure into a profession and has spent nearly 20 years building and leading adventure trips for a variety of guests, who all seem to catch his passion for wild places.