Canada

British Columbia

From the rugged Pacific coastline to soaring mountain peaks, via rainforests, lakes and vineyards, British Columbia’s scenic splendour provides the perfect backdrop to a Canadian adventure. But perhaps the region’s biggest attraction is its abundant wildlife – here you will find bears, orcas, eagles, wolves and much more. 

 

flash offerEXCLUSIVE SPECIAL OFFER: Summer 2017
Book your Canada holiday by 30 September 2016 and receive a CA$150 per person prepaid cash card to spend during your holiday! Valid for travel between 01 June and 30 September 2017. Discover more

 

Vancouver

The beautiful harbour city of Vancouver, the gateway to BC, is a relaxed cosmopolitan city boasting historic districts, bustling markets, waterfront dining and wilderness parks. Enjoy the markets of Granville Island, shopping on Robson Street and a well-deserved drink on the Waterfront, then head out to Grouse Mountain to stretch your legs and enjoy the views. The city also hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.


Vancouver Island

Only a short ferry ride from the city, and stretching 460 kilometres along BC's west coast, Vancouver Island is a big draw for visitors offering easily accessible wilderness and an abundance of wildlife including bears, whales, cougars and eagles. The quiet, attractive city of Victoria is the province’s political centre. The many-domed Parliament buildings are an impressive sight, particularly at night when the facades are illuminated by thousands of lights which reflect in the waters of the harbour.

World-famous Pacific Rim National Park is one of the best places in the world to see orca as well as humpback, minke and grey whales and can be reached from the Tofino, a laid-back small town that cannot fail to charm. At the northern end of the island, board a ferry from Port Hardy to take a leisurely cruise through the scenic Inside Passage to Prince Rupert on the mainland.

canada bc pacific rim national park

Bear Watching

From Knight Inlet to the Great Bear Rainforest, BC offers some of the best places in Canada to encounter several species. Get a glimpse of the grizzlies, who from spring to autumn can be seen feasting on migrating salmon. Black bears also live here, and you may even be lucky enough to see the elusive Kermode (or spirit) bear which is a white mutation of the black bear species.

Heading Inland

North of Vancouver is Whistler, the largest ski resort in Canada, set among the spectacular Coast Mountains. The skiing here can be among the best in the world with mild Pacific weather and reliable winter snow. You can take a memorable rail journey from the Pacific Coast through forested valleys to the towering peaks of Whistler.

The Okanagan Valley in central south BC is one of Canada’s warmest regions and home to over 70 wineries, producing around 95% of the province’s wine. Centred around Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Osoyoos, the Okanagan also offers sandy lakeside beaches and resorts.

canada bc okanagan valley vineyard


Start planning your trip

Our team of travel specialists have first hand experience of travelling in Canada and of our holidays, so they can answer any questions you have.

Make an enquiry

Need more inspiration?

 

Speak to a specialist:

01737 214 250

Enquire

British Columbia holidays

Totem Discovery

from £1,454
Exc. flights
15 nights | Jun - Sep
  • Fly-drive

Canada

Majestic Rockies by Rail & Road

from £1,326
Exc. flights
6 nights | May - Oct
  • Fly-drive

Canada

Ultimate Pacific Coast Experience

from £912
Exc. flights
10 nights | May - Sep
  • Fly-drive

Canada

Grizzly Bear Adventure at Knight Inlet

from £602
Exc. flights
2 nights | May - Oct
  • Independent touring

Canada

Sailing the Great Bear Rainforest

from £2,741
Exc. flights
7 nights | Aug - Oct
  • Cruise

Canada

Rockies Heli-Hiking Adventure

from £3,543
Exc. flights
6 nights | Jul - Aug
  • Independent touring

Canada

Canada's Lakes & Lodges

from £1,574
Exc. flights
10 nights | May - Sep
  • Fly-drive

Canada

Discover Whistler & the Rockies

from £599
Exc. flights
7 nights | May - Oct
  • Fly-drive

Canada

Sailing the Islands of Haida Gwaii

from £2,620
Exc. flights
7 - 8 nights | May - Aug
  • Cruise

Canada

Best of Canada's West by Motorhome

from £675
Exc. flights
11 nights | May - Oct
  • Fly-drive

Canada

Orcas and Grizzlies Sailing Adventure

from £2,308
Exc. flights
6 nights | Aug
  • Cruise

Canada

Alaska Expedition Cruise

from £5,595
Exc. flights
13 nights | Jul
  • Cruise

Alaska

Vancouver & Whistler Winter Experience

from £754
Exc. flights
5 nights | Jan - Mar
  • Independent touring

Northern Lights

West Coast Floatplane Adventure

from £671
Exc. flights
6 nights | May - Sep
  • Independent touring

Canada

Hike and Drive British Columbia

from £530
Exc. flights
8 nights | Jun - Sep
  • Fly-drive

Canada

Grizzlies and Orcas of Vancouver Island

from £1,006
Exc. flights
5 nights | Jun - Sep
  • Independent touring

Canada

Passage through the Rockies

from £1,795
Exc. flights
11, 18 nights | Apr - Sep
  • Escorted

Canada

Rockies Explorer

from £4,295
Exc. flights
11, 18 nights | May - Sep
  • Escorted

Canada

Over 30 Years of Experience

Expert Advice Throughout
  • Destination specialists who are passionate about travel
  • First-hand experience
  • Dedicated Travel Specialist throughout booking process
  • 24-hr support whilst on holiday
Why Choose Us
  • 100% Financial Protection
  • Fully Bonded
  • No Surcharge guarantee
  • Price promise
Tailor Made
  • Holidays created to suit your interests, timeframe and budget
  • Fully flexible itineraries
  • Best Local guides