Ride The Canadian West Coast – 11 Days

Total riding distance 1,594 km / 990 miles.

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Get ready for an unforgettable 11-day ride through the diverse landscapes of Canada.

Kickstart your adventure in the vibrant city of Vancouver. The urban buzz gives way to the hum of your motorcycle as you navigate the city streets before hitting the open road.

The journey begins with a cruise through the picturesque Fraser Valley. Revel in the stunning views and make a pit stop at Harrison Hot Springs to soak in the natural beauty and relax those bear paws.

Fraser Canyon awaits, where the roads wind through dramatic canyons. The roar of the engine echoes against the canyon walls as you embrace the thrill of the ride.

Head towards Duffy Lake Road, a motorcycling paradise with its twists and turns. Enjoy the adrenaline rush before reaching the world-renowned Whistler. The blend of mountain air and the thrill of Whistler’s roads make it a ride to remember.

Embark on the iconic Sea to Sky Highway, a symphony of coastal beauty and mountain majesty. Feel the wind as you ride high above the coastline, taking in the breathtaking views.

Take a detour to the Sea to Sky Gondola for a bird’s eye view of the surroundings. Then, ferry over to Gibsons, a charming coastal town where the ocean breeze mingles with the rumble of your bike.

Cross over to the Sunshine Coast, where the roads hug the coastline. Enjoy the tranquillity, punctuated by the purr of your motorcycle. It’s a journey that feeds both the adventurer and the soul.

Board a ferry to Vancouver Island, where the Pacific Rim Highway beckons. Wind your way through the lush landscapes, absorbing the island vibes as you head towards Port Alberni.

Explore the rugged beauty of Ucluelet, the endless stretches of Long Beach, and the surfers’ haven in Tofino. The blend of coastal roads and ocean vistas creates a sensory masterpiece.

Journey through Cowichan Valley, known for its vineyards and pastoral scenery. The rolling hills and vineyard-lined roads offer a different flavour to your riding experience.

Navigate through Nanaimo, then follow the scenic roads to Lake Cowichan. The tranquillity of the lake mirrors the calm satisfaction of a day well-ridden.

Head to Port Renfrew before making your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The cityscape and historic landmarks welcome you, marking the end of an incredible journey.

Complete the loop by heading back to Vancouver, the starting point and the culmination of a ride that weaves through mountains, coastlines, and the heart of the Canadian spirit.

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATIONVancouver / Vancouver

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Itinerary

Day 01: Vancouver – Arrival Vancouver

After flying to Vancouver, take the complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel. Connect with our local operator Freedom Biker Tours. Pick up your motorcycle rental. During the evening, we will have a meet-and-greet at the hotel including a Welcome Dinner, Orientation and Briefing hosted by Freedom Biker Tours. 

Accommodation: Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel and Resort (Dinner included)

Day 02 Fraser Valley and Harrison Hot Springs (Ride Day: 137 km / 82 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. It’s time to get outta’ Dodge and hit the road. After breakfast, we’ll mount up and head east into the Fraser Valley on the legendary Trans Canada Highway for part of today’s short ride. We’ll then cross to the north side of the Fraser River for some secondary roads and more scenic back road country-style riding. We take a short ride today to get used to our bikes and riding in a group. We’ll arrive mid-afternoon at the world-famous Harrison Hot Springs, a quaint little town on the shores of Harrison Lake. Dinner tonight is at the Black Forest Restaurant, where we’ll enjoy delicious Bavarian food and of course, legendary German beer and wine.

Accommodation: Harrison Hot Springs Resort (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 03 Fraser Canyon, Duffy Lake Road and Whistler (Ride Day: 335 km / 208 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. After breakfast, we’ll ride east to the Town of Hope, where the first Sylvester Stallone ‘Rambo’ movie, First Blood, was filmed. At Hope, we’ll turn north and ride up the Trans Canada Highway through the scenic Fraser Canyon along the mighty Fraser River, passing Hell’s Gate. We’ll ride through several tunnels along the route as the Fraser Canyon winds its way through narrow rock gorges and into the Coast Mountains. At Lytton (famous for breaking temperature records as Canada’s ‘hot spot’ in the summer), we turn west to Lillooet (just as hot), where we’ll stop for lunch at biker-friendly Lillooet’s Cookhouse. From Lillooet, we’ll ride the scenic mountainous twists and turns of the famous Duffy Lake Road. Our destination for the night is Whistler, the beautiful mountain town and the largest ski resort in North America. Free night in Whistler tonight. Dinner on your own, with lots of options to choose from.

Accommodation: Aava Whistler Hotel (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 04 Sea to Sky Highway, Sea To Sky Gondola and Gibsons (Ride Day: 135 km / 84 miles)

Kickstands up at 09:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. This morning we ride south on the Sea to Sky Highway that winds its way from Whistler to Vancouver. We stop on the way just past the Town of Squamish at the Sea to Sky Gondola for a ride to the clouds high above Howe Sound. Take a walk on the suspension bridge and enjoy the views of majestic coastal forests and Shannon Falls. Back in the saddle, we continue south past Britannia Beach to the BC Ferries terminal in the quaint seaside Town of Horseshoe Bay. A 35-minute ferry ride across Howe Sound takes us to the famous Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, where the Canadian TV show ‘The Beachcombers’ was filmed from 1972 to 1990. Dinner tonight is at Molly’s Reach seaside Restaurant & Bar, made famous by the show because the Beachcombers used to hang out there. 

Accommodation: The Cedars Inn Hotel and Conference Centre (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 05 The Sunshine Coast (Ride Day: 127 km / 79 Miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Scenic riding today along the beautiful Sunshine Coast with the spectacular scenery of the Strait of Georgia on our left as we wind our way to the Town of Sechelt and up to the BC Ferries Earl’s Cove terminal, where we will board the 12:50 pm departure BC Ferry sailing for the 50-minute crossing of Jervis Inlet to Saltery Bay. We need to be at the ferry terminal by 12:00 noon. We disembark at Saltery Bay and continue riding up the Sunshine Coast to Powell River, where we will rest for the night. The dinner location tonight is a surprise.

Accommodation: Powell River Town Centre Hotel (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 06 Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim Highway and Port Alberni (Ride day: 144 km / 90 miles)

Kickstands up at 07:00 am. Full tank and empty bladder. We’ll board BC Ferries for the 90-minute crossing of the Strait of Georgia to the Town of Comox on Vancouver Island. Comox is home to the West Coast base of the Royal Canadian Airforce and is also an Air Sea Rescue Base. Breakfast is on board the ferry if you cannot grab something early at the hotel. From Comox, we ride south along the east shore of Vancouver Island to the Town of Qualicum Beach, where we turn west and cruise along the scenic Alberni Highway, cutting across the island from east to west. We’ll ride through scenic parks and forests, eventually picking up the Pacific Rim Highway, which will take us through the old-growth forests of Pacific Rim National Park, which contain some of the oldest trees in North America. Port Alberni awaits us, where we will stay for two nights. Dinner tonight is on your own.

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Barclay (Breakfast (on ferry) and Picnic Lunch included)

Day 07 Ucluelet, Long Beach and Tofino (Ride day: 268 km / 167 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:00 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we ride to the west coast of Vancouver Island and the quaint seaside Town of Ucluelet. From there we turn north and ride up along world famous Long Beach with its many beaches, scenic stops, and viewpoints. The Long Beach area is famous for surfing, storm watching and abundant wildlife. We arrive in Tofino midday and embark on an afternoon whale-watching excursion with Jamie’s Whaling Station, popular in the area. After our whale-watching experience, we will enjoy a local BBQ dinner on the beach at Lil’ Ronnie’s Beachside BBQ. After dinner, we’ll enjoy an evening ride back to Port Alberni. 

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel (Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 08 Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Lake Cowichan (Ride day: 157 km / 98 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we mount up and retrace our ride back along the Pacific Rim Highway to the east coast of Vancouver Island to the Town of Parksville. We then turn right and cruise south along the east coast of the island through the City of Nanaimo where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will ride through the Town of Ladysmith and into the Town of Chemainus where we will check out the world-famous Chemainus Murals as we pass through. Just before we hit the Town of Duncan, we’ll turn right and head west again riding to the Town of Lake Cowichan. Tonight, we rest in the quiet lakeside resort Town of Lake Cowichan. Dinner is at The Riverside Pub and Restaurant.

Accommodation: Riverside Inn Lake Cowichan, BC (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 09: Port Renfrew & Victoria (Ride day: 181 km / 113 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. This morning we’ll ride through rugged wilderness and tall forests on winding and twisty roads to the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Town of Port Renfrew where we will stop for lunch at the seaside Renfrew Pub, popular with Bikers. From there we’ll cruise south along the West Coast of Vancouver Island with the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the mountains of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula across the water over our right shoulder. Beautiful scenery abounds all the way along the coast through Juan de Fuca Provincial Park and various Regional Parks, and along the rugged coastline through the Towns of Sooke, Metchosin and Colwood, and into Victoria where we will arrive mid-afternoon. Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia and has been dubbed the ‘most British city in Canada’. We’re staying downtown in the Inner Harbour area. Your afternoon and evening are free to wander and explore. Dinner is on your own with plenty of fun dining options to choose from.

Accommodation: Embassy Inn Hotel (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 10 Vancouver (Ride day: 110 km / 68 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. This morning we’ll cruise along the Pat Bay Highway from Victoria northeast up the Saanich Peninsula and past the Town of Sidney By the Sea, to arrive at the BC Ferries Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. We’ll board the ferry for the 90-minute crossing of the Strait of Georgia to Tsawwassen where we’ll disembark and ride to return our rental bikes. We’ll transfer back to our hotel, and tonight, you’re invited to a farewell dinner at a surprise location, where we can laugh, relax, reminisce, and enjoy fond memories of our experiences and our ride together.

Accommodation: Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel and Resort (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 11: Depart for Home of Wherever Your Next Adventure Takes You…

You’re pretty much on your own today, but our local operator, Freedom Biker Tours’ crew will be hanging around to help and say goodbye.

Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations. 

Tour Dates:

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
Ride The Rockies and Best of BC21-Aug-2431-Aug-2421-Jun-24

Prices (CAD) Canadian Dollars

We supply the Harley Davidson Motorcycle/s. *

PeopleMotorcycleRoomFrom in CAD per person
21 Harley DavidsonTwin / Double$9,165.00
11 Harley DavidsonSingle$13,299.00
22 Harley DavidsonsTwin / Double$10,769.00

Bring your Motorcycle/s. **

PeopleMotorcycleRoomFrom in CAD per person
21 Motorcycle (yours)Twin / Double$7,915.00
11 Motorcycle (yours)Single$10,799.00
22 Motorcycles (yours)Twin / Double$8,269.00

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Inclusions and Exclusions.

INCLUDEDHarley Davidson Rental on the We supply the Harley Davidson Motorcycle *.
Hotel Transfers from/to Vancouver International Airport
10 Nights Accommodation
21 Meals (7 dinners, 5 lunches and 9 breakfasts)
Motorcycle Fuel
Park Fees
Attraction Fees
Excursion Fees
Ferry Fees
Guide
Support Vehicle with water, snacks, first aid kit and luggage
All Taxes Except Tour Sales Tax.
NOT INCLUDEDHarley Davidson Rental on the Bring your Motorcycle/s **.
Airfare
Tour Sales Tax (More details when you are booking)
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above

Additional information for we supply the Harley Davidson Motorcycle/s. *

Pricing for this Tour program that includes a rental motorcycle is based on the lowest priced touring model Harley Davidson available from our rental company and does not include any ancillary options and related fees, including but not limited to, Motorcycle Model Guarantee, Roadside Assistance, VIP Theft and Damage Waiver, Supplemental Liability Insurance, Jacket and Full Face Helmet Rental. All ancillary options are at the discretion of the renter and must be purchased at the time of booking. We highly recommend the renter purchase Motorcycle Model Guarantee, VIP Zero Plus Theft & Damage Waiver and Roadside Assistance. Rental Contract is solely between the renter and the rental company.


To find out about our Canadian Partner go to https://www.freedombikertours.com


The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us at Ride The World Motorcycle Tours.

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