The name of this McLaren experience says it all – Epic Canada – and it will truly be an epic trip of a lifetime that will be sure to leave you speechless.
This unmissable trip will take you from the stunning vistas of Vancouver Island to the spellbinding beauty of the Canadian wilderness and inland to the renowned wine region of the Okanagan Valley. Glaciers, mountain ranges, deserts and the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver are just a few of the many backdrops to this extraordinary driving adventure. And what better way of enjoying this ultimate driving experience than at the wheel of a McLaren?
Here’s a look at what you can expect: Sunday, September 17th – Saturday, September 23
Day 1 – This seven day experience begins in the fashionable heart of downtown Vancouver where you can spend the afternoon exploring and experiencing the beautiful city. Dinner in this vibrant city will be held in a private Wine Room in the multi award-winning Bluewater Restaurant and Raw Bar.
Day 2 – Start of the day with a floatplane transfer to Vancouver Island where you can visit Vancouver Island’s Hermann Tilke designed Motorsport Circuit for the first day behind the wheel. Here, you can tackle its 19 challenging corners and incredible elevation changes that will be sure to put you to the test. Just around the corner is the Villa Eyrie Resort which sits 1880 feet into the clouds. Can you imagine the amazing view? Surrounded by coastal mountains and waters, Villa Eyrie is the perfect place to unwind.
Day 3 – Day three begins with a ferry journey back to the mainland. The drive route then takes you on the world-famous ‘Sea to Sky Highway’ that carves up the coastline from Vancouver Bay into the mountains of Whistler. This 80km journey snakes along one of the most beautiful stretches of road you will ever drive, with striking views over the islands and mountain ranges of Howe Sound. After arriving at the Four Seasons Whistler, you decide how best to spend your afternoon, whether it is exploring the fashionable resort or enjoying a relaxing treatment in the hotel’s award-winning spa.
Day 4 – Day 4 starts on Duffey Lake Road – with exhilarating bends and switchbacks, passing mountains and azure blue lakes along the way, a great chance to really open up your McLaren and enjoy the drive. Your hotel for two nights will be Sparkling Hill Resort, North America’s premier wellness resort. Over 3.5 million crystals decorate this modern oasis. Nestling in the mountains near Vernon and overlooking Lake Okanagan, it is a standout resort.
Day 5 – Your day takes off with a private helicopter transfer to Area 27, where your McLaren will be waiting. The newest circuit to open in Canada captures the essence of a classic Grand Prix track with its challenging technical corners, blind left-hander and corkscrew. From here, the helicopters will take you to Mission Hill Winery, British Columbia’s most acclaimed winery. The McLarens will be transported back to Sparkling Hill to allow you to enjoy a tasting menu with wine pairings.
Day 6 – Your drive back to Vancouver will take the fast-paced freeway which cuts through the Cascade Mountains and follows the Coquihalla River. Your farewell dinner will be at one of Vancouver’s fashionable Gastown restaurants for a unique dining experience.
Day 7 – Breakfast and departures at your leisure from the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Private airport transfers can be arranged for you, if required, back to Vancouver Airport.