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British Columbia

British Columbia

Where nature is nurtured

Don’t challenge British Columbia to a nature contest. The westernmost province has an unfair advantage: this is where the Pacific Ocean is met by bustling city and towering forest; where soaring snow-capped mountains give way to picturesque valleys, and where lively urban life blends in beautifully with the nature that surrounds it. 

If you’re in search of authentic experiences on your trip to the West Coast, you’ll find a plethora of ways to be immersed in the cultures of those who have been there since time immemorial. British Columbia is home to the most diversity of Indigenous cultures — with over 200 First Nations and 30 languages spoken. 

Whether you decide to be inspired at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, or sip wine in the breathtaking Okanagan at Nk'Mip Cellars, the first Indigenous-owned and operated winery in North America — you’re sure to leave feeling rejuvenated. Prefer to go somewhere more off the grid? At Spirit Bear Lodge, nestled in the world’s largest temperate rainforest, the Kitasoo and Xai’xais Peoples offer wildlife tours to see one of the world’s most elusive animals, the white-coated Spirit Bear.

Vancouver

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Nature abounds in Vancouver, where the Seawall skirts beaches and towering trees, then continues past gleaming skyscrapers and hip neighbourhoods surrounding the bustling downtown core.

Itineraries

Don’t miss the iconic spots and hidden gems. No matter where you go in British Columbia, there are amazing itinerary ideas for you to explore.

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Travel packages

Great regional escapes

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Whales, Bears & Vancouver Island  External Link Title

From GBP 3,862 per person

9 days / 8 nights

Fly-Drive Holiday

Experience it all: lively urban centres, remote wilderness destinations, unrivalled beauty, and fascinating aboriginal culture. Plunge right in with a whale watching tour in Victoria, discover Tofino’s untamed beauty and a captivating stay at the authentic luxury wilderness lodge, the Sonora Resort.

Holiday Details & Inclusions

- International flights from the UK in economy class

- 8 nights' accommodation

- 5 days' intermediate car hire with fully inclusive insurance

- 3-hour whale watching tour by Zodiac

- Water taxi transfers from Campbell River to Sonora Resort and return

- Full Board at Sonora Resort – starting with dinner on day 5 until lunch on day 7

- Use of Sonora Resort’s facilities

- Guided eco-tour or guided bear watching excursion (depending on the season)

- Ferry on Day 7: Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay

- A personalised Canada Roadbook containing essential travel information and customised day-by-day routing maps

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Pairing two incredible Canadian cities with an iconic rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, this epic holiday will be hard to forget. You’ll start off on Canada’s West Coast, with three days exploring Vancouver before boarding Rocky Mountaineer for an incredible journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

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From GBP 2,729 per person

15 days / 14 nights

City lights, star-lit skies, stunning mountain scenery with alpine resorts and glistening lakes, verdant vineyards and national parks; you’ll experience them all on this tour of the very best British Columbia has to offer.