Private Vancouver Island Nature Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

403907


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. An awesome, all ages, kid friendly tour.

Friendly: Yes.
The tour is suitable for persons with disabilities, however you must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. As well, any mobility aids must be able to fit in the vehicle. Some sites along the tour may be challenging for those with limited mobility, however the tour can be customized to accommodate your needs.

The activity level for this tour is rated as 'Light', with a total distance covered of approximately
2.0 km (1.3 mi); Cathedral Grove - 1.4 km, and Rathtrevor Beach - 0.6 km.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

An exploration of Parksville, Qualicum and Cathedral Grove's must see natural history


Vancouver Island is famous for its ocean and forest. And, with one of the world's most diverse ecosystems which has created habitats for a multitude of wildlife and plant species.

Little Qualicum Falls is a must stop for spectacular photos, and meandering trails through the forest which provide awesome views of the many waterfalls, pools and cliffs.

Near the end of our journey, we will visit the Old Country Market in Coombs, famous for its 'trip' of goats on its sod roof, and a great place to shop and dine.

Itinerary

We'll start by departing from Nanaimo, which is about an hour's drive to Cathedral Grove.

Highlights include:
- Cathedral Grove
- Little Qualicum Falls
- Old Country Market
- Rathtrevor Beach

Optional Substitution
- Wildlife Recovery Centre - view black bears, eagles, and other wildlife.

The return trip to Nanaimo will take approximately 45 minutes.

What to Bring & Wear
* camera
* sun protection
* cash/credit cards - lunch and souvenir shopping
* insect repellent
* comfortable hiking/walking shoes
* hat and sunglasses
* layered clothing - don't forget, you can't have a green Island without a bit of rain.

Tour start times and duration are flexible, and can be adjusted to accommodate your schedule.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your accommodation in the greater Nanaimo area, or the Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal.
If you're outside of Nanaimo, please contact me for details.

End location: Your accommodation in the greater Nanaimo, Parksville / Qualicum, and Port Alberni areas.

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

Weather, traffic, local festivals/events and wildlife sightings could lengthen the duration of the tour.

Transportation

Passenger van (5 adults + guide).

I try to limit the number of adult passengers to 5, so as to ensure comfort.

Larger groups can be accommodated in a larger vehicle at an additional expense.

What’s Included

Other: * My time and service as your private guide.
* Free pick up and drop off at any Nanaimo (Parksville/Qualicum and Port Alberni) location.
* Bottled water and juice.
* Experience, enthusiasm and knowledge.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

75 CAD - You should bring around $30 per person for lunch, unless you prefer to pack a lunch.
Also, you may wish to bring some extra for souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch is not included with this tour. We will be stopping at the Old Country Market for lunch.

If the tour group decides to add the Wildlife Recovery Centre or an unscheduled attraction, the price of admission will be an extra expense.

Custom tours and/or larger groups can be accommodated at an additional expense. Please contact me for details.

Restrictions

I'm not a licensed bus driver, but can hire or arrange a driver for larger groups.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    403907


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. An awesome, all ages, kid friendly tour.

    Friendly: Yes.
    The tour is suitable for persons with disabilities, however you must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. As well, any mobility aids must be able to fit in the vehicle. Some sites along the tour may be challenging for those with limited mobility, however the tour can be customized to accommodate your needs.

    The activity level for this tour is rated as 'Light', with a total distance covered of approximately
    2.0 km (1.3 mi); Cathedral Grove - 1.4 km, and Rathtrevor Beach - 0.6 km.

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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