Duration: 2 nights self-drive tour
Price from: £389pp
Day 1 Vancouver/Whistler: Collect your car and drive north to Whistler, best known as one of Canada's premier ski destinations, but this expansive pedestrian-friendly village offers incredible outdoor adventure activities throughout the year.
Day 2 Whistler: Begin your day with an incredible bear viewing tour. Riding in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, you are led through a maze of ski area roads that traverse the area's diverse forests, meadows and stream environments. Take short walks to bear feeding sites, daybeds, rub trees and old growth trees where bears have hibernated during the winter. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the village or for those keen to stay active follow one of the many hiking trails, hire a bike or perhaps go white water rafting or canoeing.
Day 3 Whistler/Vancouver: Before you return to Vancouver, ride the PEAK2PEAK gondola, which spans the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The gondola provides incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests and ancient glaciers. Once you disembark you'll discover scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, wildlife viewing and indoor interpretive displays.
Should you wish to continue your explorations of Whistler or the Rockies, a variety of additional side trips and longer tours are available.
Accommodation: 4* Crystal Lodge. Also available at 4* Summit Lodge (from 439 GBP) and 5* Fairmont Chateau Whistler (from 589 GBP).
Departures: Daily between 28 May- 12 Oct 20.
Meals: Room only.
Tour price: The prices shown are based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes 3 days group B car hire, 2 nights accommodation at your chosen hotel, PEAK2PEAK gondola ride and bear watching tour.
4* CRYSTAL LODGE
This 158 room hotel is just steps away from a variety of shops, restaurants and bars along with the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas. The hotel itself has a choice of restaurants, a bar, swimming pool, gym and free WiFi.
4* SUMMIT LODGE
This all-suite hotel offers 81 rooms and lies in Village North, within a five minute stroll from the centre of Whistler Village. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and sauna.
5* FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER
Redefining mountain luxury, this landmark hotel is nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and offers exceptional dining and a numerous activities including golf. There’s also a pool, gym and spa.