About this Tour

Picturesque Victoria features a majestic coastal setting amidst a landscape of foliage and floral splendor. Visit Inner Harbour, one of the most magnificent harbours in the world, with its quaint shops and unique restaurants. Enjoy Butchart Gardens’ wonderous beauty with 900 bedding plant varieties on 55-acres of professionally sculpted grounds. Experience a tropical jungle up close at Victoria Butterfly Gardens where poison dart frogs, tortoises, iguanas, birds, fish, and butterflies are on display. Be inspired with the Murals of Chemainus, about a one a half hour scenic drive north of Victoria. No trip to Canada’s west coast in the fall would be complete without a visit to Salt Spring Island.

Activity Level

Very little physical activity is involved other than boarding the coach, city walks and short walks to dinners and sites of interest, some of which are large and may have uneven surfaces and steps.

What's Included

  • Seven Night stay one block from Inner Harbour in Victoria
  • All Rooms will have a kitchenette
  • Three Valley Gap with BBQ & Ghost Town Tour
  • Tour to Saltspring Island
  • Murals of Chemainus
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Cathedral Grove
  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens
  • Farewell Dinner

Dates & Pricing

September 25, 2023 – October 06, 2023 Space Available

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Itinerary

Picturesque Victoria features a majestic coastal setting amidst a landscape of foliage and floral splendor. Visit Inner Harbour, one of the most magnificent harbours in the world, with its quaint shops and unique restaurants. Enjoy Butchart Gardens’ wonderous beauty with 900 bedding plant varieties on 55-acres of professionally sculpted grounds. Experience a tropical jungle up close at Victoria Butterfly Gardens where poison dart frogs, tortoises, iguanas, birds, fish, and butterflies are on display. Be inspired with the Murals of Chemainus, about a one a half hour scenic drive north of Victoria. No trip to Canada’s west coast in the fall would be complete without a visit to Salt Spring Island.

Day 1 – Home City to Calgary, AB

Take the WestWorld coach from Regina and Saskatoon (and along route) to Calgary.

Day 2 – Calgary to Three Valley Gap

A stop in Banff with free time to explore this charming town. Then a picture stop at beautiful Lake Louise, before travelling on to Three Valley Gap. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided Ghost Town Tour followed by a BBQ Dinner.

Day 3 – Three Valley Gap to Victoria

Today you head for the coast. You will stop in Hope for lunch and depending on our schedule there may be time to browse the shops and have coffee at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Keep your eyes open for whales and other sea life as you sail through the gulf islands and on to your home away from home, Victoria for seven nights.

Day 4 – Victoria

Free morning to get acquainted with our home, the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites, a block from the inner harbour. Your room will have a kitchenette.  There are many interesting sights within a short walk of our hotel. This afternoon we will have a city tour including scenic Marine Drive. We may even get to do some beachcombing!

Day 5 – Victoria - Up Island Tour

The drive up Island today is beautiful with all the fall colors starting to show. You'll have time to stroll along the waterfront in Nanaimo, explore the Old Country Market at Coombs, take a lovely walk through Cathedral Grove, and wander around Chemainus in search of their famous Murals - how many will you spot?

Day 6 – Victoria - Salt Spring Island

A short ferry ride takes us to Saltspring Island so we can explore this artists' community.

Day 7 – Victoria

Enjoy a free day to explore downtown Victoria! Ask your tour director for suggestions on things to do and see in the area during your free time!  Perhaps you'd like to take in a whale watching cruise, ghost walk, visit a museum, take a pickle boat ride around the harbour, the options are endless!

Day 8 – Victoria - Butchart & Butterfly Gardens

Board the coach for Butchart Gardens. For over 90 years this amazing 50 acre garden has been a symbol of Victoria’s beauty. You will also stop at the Butterfly Gardens today.

Day 9 – Victoria

Your last day in Victoria is a free day!

Day 10 – Victoria to Kelowna, BC

One last ferry crossing. You will stop in Hope for lunch, and tonight in Kelowna enjoy our WestWorld Farewell Dinner.

Day 11 – Kelowna to Calgary, AB

Today your first stop will be in Revelstoke, then on to Golden for lunch. Calgary passengers bid us farewell while the rest of the passengers overnight in Calgary.

Day 12 – Calgary to Home Cities

Today we return home.
 

What you will experience on this tour

Picturesque Victoria features a majestic coastal setting amidst a landscape of foliage and floral splendor. Visit Inner Harbour, one of the most magnificent harbours in the world, with its quaint shops and unique restaurants. Enjoy Butchart Gardens’ wonderous beauty with 900 bedding plant varieties on 55-acres of professionally sculpted grounds. Experience a tropical jungle up close at Victoria Butterfly Gardens where poison dart frogs, tortoises, iguanas, birds, fish, and butterflies are on display. Be inspired with the Murals of Chemainus, about a one a half hour scenic drive north of Victoria. No trip to Canada’s west coast in the fall would be complete without a visit to Salt Spring Island.

Dates & Pricing

Picturesque Victoria features a majestic coastal setting amidst a landscape of foliage and floral splendor. Visit Inner Harbour, one of the most magnificent harbours in the world, with its quaint shops and unique restaurants. Enjoy Butchart Gardens’ wonderous beauty with 900 bedding plant varieties on 55-acres of professionally sculpted grounds. Experience a tropical jungle up close at Victoria Butterfly Gardens where poison dart frogs, tortoises, iguanas, birds, fish, and butterflies are on display. Be inspired with the Murals of Chemainus, about a one a half hour scenic drive north of Victoria. No trip to Canada’s west coast in the fall would be complete without a visit to Salt Spring Island.

September 25, 2023 – October 06, 2023 Space Available


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Picturesque Victoria features a majestic coastal setting amidst a landscape of foliage and floral splendor. Visit Inner Harbour, one of the most magnificent harbours in the world, with its quaint shops and unique restaurants. Enjoy Butchart Gardens’ wonderous beauty with 900 bedding plant varieties on 55-acres of professionally sculpted grounds. Experience a tropical jungle up close at Victoria Butterfly Gardens where poison dart frogs, tortoises, iguanas, birds, fish, and butterflies are on display. Be inspired with the Murals of Chemainus, about a one a half hour scenic drive north of Victoria. No trip to Canada’s west coast in the fall would be complete without a visit to Salt Spring Island.

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