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There's much more to British Columbia (BC) than nature-hugging dioramas, though. Cosmopolitan Vancouver fuses cuisines and cultures from Asia and beyond, while mid-sized cities such as Victoria and Kelowna are increasingly creating their own vibrant scenes. It's also hard to beat the welcoming, sometimes quirky character of smaller communities – from Cumberland to Powell River and to Salt Spring – that are the beating heart of BC.

Wherever you head, the great outdoors will always call. Don't just point your camera at it: BC is unbeatable for life-enhancing skiing, kayaking and hiking experiences that can make this the trip of a lifetime.


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$171.04 Day Trips & Excursions

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

Your tour begins with pickup from Vancouver (select hotels only) for a scenic, relaxing 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival, take a scenic drive south by comfortable coach through exclusive residential areas and parks to downtown Victoria. You'll be given a comprehensive overview of Victoria and will then have about 3 hours of free time to explore on your own by foot. Top landmarks include the Royal British Columbia Museum, Miniture World, the Bug Zoo and the IMAX Museum. The highlight of your tour will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens. A National Historic Site of Canada, this 55-acre (22-hectare) sprawl of floral gardens offers endless stunning views. During your 1.5 hours of free time, stroll down the winding walkways and capture photos of this impressive landscape. You'll be taken back to Vancouver after your tour. Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm.

$126.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Vancouver North Shore Day Trip with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

Your Vancouver North Shore day trip starts with pickup from Vancouver (select hotels only) and a drive over the Lions Gate Bridge, a 5,890-foot (1,823-meter) suspension bridge that offers unparalleled views of Vancouver Harbor, and beyond. Once you get across to the North Shore, continue on a short drive up the mountain to the Capilano Fish Hatchery (11am departure only). Learn about the life cycle of salmon from your guide and, depending on the season (July - August), watch as they leap their way upriver. Next, head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, where you'll meander along the surrounding temperate rainforest and learn the traditions of the indigenous First Nations’ people. Then, walk across the 446-foot (136-meter) bridge to the other side of the river, where you can climb to the canopy and walk through the Treetops Adventure walkway high above the canyon and river below. For those seeking a more thrilling experience, try the Cliffwalk, the newest attraction at the bridge. This adrenaline-pumping journey will take you through the rainforest on a series of suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face to unexplored territories of the park. At the Grouse Mountain Skyride, hop on the tram and travel to a 3,937-foot (1,200-meter) viewpoint above the city and enjoy nature’s spectacular view. In the summertime, you can see Mount Baker and Vancouver Island off British Columbia’s coast. You can also get up-close views of grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. After your North Shore experience, relax on the drive back to Vancouver. Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm.

$65.16 Tours & Sightseeing

Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

After pickup from select hotels Vancouver hotels, your 4-hour tour starts in Gastown, Vancouver's historic district. Stride along cobbled streets past 19th-century buildings. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the popular landmarks as you pass. Soak up the lively cultural atmosphere of Chinatown, one of North America's largest Chinatowns, and drive through Robson Street, Vancouver's trendy shopping district in the heart of downtown Vancouver.Enter the urban oasis of Stanley Park and see Brockton Point’s nine historic totem poles built by the First People in British Columbia. Ascend to Prospect Point, the highest point of Stanley Park, and capture amazing views of the North Shore Mountains, the Lions Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet.Pass English Bay, Vancouver's sunbathing destination, and Vancouver Harbor. On Granville Island, explore Public Market's stalls selling gastronomic masterpieces and homemade goods made from glass and textiles.At Vancouver Lookout, a glass elevator lifts you up 430 feet skyward, in just 40 seconds, giving you incredible panoramas of Vancouver. Your tour ends with drop-off at your departure point. Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call the tour operator ahead to confirm your booking.

$118.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from Vancouver

Following pickup from Vancouver (select hotels only), you'll travel by mini-coach to Whistler through the scenic Sea-to-Sky corridor. Along the way, you'll enjoy spectacular views from the peaks of the Tantalus mountains to the depths of the canyon of the Cheakmus River.Next, drive up to 2,000 feet (609 meters) above sea level to reach stunning Whistler Valley. Here there are a number of activities to add to your itinerary available at an additional cost, including the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak gondola, zip-line adventure, snowmobile tour, ATV 4-wheeler tour, bear viewing and more.Those feeling less adventurous can experience the charm of Whistler Village, the hosted venue of the 2010 Winter Olympics. You may browse quaint shops, walk along forest trails or simply enjoy the mountain scenery. Or why not take advantage of your free admission ticket to the Aboriginal Cultural Center and Museum?On your journey home you will have the opportunity to stop at Shannon Falls, the third-highest waterfall in Canada. Take a walk to the base for some great photos of this natural wonder or step back and admire the power and beauty of the cascading waters before continuing your scenic journey back to Vancouver.Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm.

$38.31 Tours & Sightseeing

Vancouver Trolley Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

Discover beautiful Vancouver by vintage trolley on a tour of the city’s main attractions. Grab a comfortable seat and enjoy live commentary as you take in the sights along the 2.5-hour route. Feel free to hop off at any of the 20+ stops – another trolley will be along shortly to pick you up. With your 24 or 48 hour pass (consecutive days only), you're free to set your own schedule and pace! Redeem your ticket by hopping on at the first stop — Canada Place at Harbour Centre — or at any other stop on the route. You can travel through the remarkable 1,000-acre (405-hectare) Stanley Park, hopping off to check out totem poles at Brockton Points and catch stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and Lions Gate Bridge. Afterward, you can take a ride on the False Creek Ferry, or continue to Yaletown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, Gastown or any other destination on the route. Save your appetite for Granville Island, where you can take an included walking tour and treat yourself to a delectable lunch at the foodie-centric open market. Disembark at any stop along the route to end your tour. Easy!

$90.66 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transport from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Downtown Vancouver

Avoid hassling with your luggage, tracking down a taxi or sharing a shuttle with others when you arrive in Vancouver International Airport on your way to Vancouver. Why not pamper yourself instead with this private luxury transfer, offering the ultimate in comfort and privacy? Just enter your flight and accommodations details at the time of booking, pay in advance and show your voucher to your driver when you arrive. For international arrivals, your driver will be waiting to greet you with a sign through a set of glass doors outside of the baggage and customs area. For domestic arrivals, your driver will greet you with a sign at the luggage carousel. Your flight status is also monitored to ensure an on-time pick-up with minimal waiting. Choose from either a private car for up to 3 guests including a luxury Tesla Sedan, a private SUV that seats as many as 6, or a Mercedes Sprinter Van equipped with a gear bay, providing enough ceiling height for skis to stand upright and protected. If you are looking for a little more flash choose our 5 passenger sedan limo. Whatever option you choose, just sit back and enjoy the ride without worrying about taxi meters.

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