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British Columbia - Don't Miss

green tick Vancouver
A cosmopolitan city, visit Stanley Park, Gastown, China Town, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Granville Island. Also Alaska Cruise departure point
green tick Victoria
The capital of BC located on Vancouver Island. Spectacular inner harbour and great for whale watching. Also visit Butchart Gardens
green tick Whistler
Zip trekking, hiking, peak2peak gondola is a must, quad bikes, whitewater rafting, bear watching and summer festivals
green tick Bear Watching
Tofino/Ucluelet, Knight Inlet Lodge, Bella Coola and Williams Lake
green tick Whale Watching
Some of the world's best whale watching in Victoria, Telegraph Cove and Tofino/Ucluelet
green tick Wine
The Okanagan Valley well known as the fruit basket of BC is home to award winning wineries. Also, Vancouver Island houses many wineries and cideries
green tick Well's Gray Park
Slightly off the beaten track, great walking, Canada's highest waterfall and amazing wildlife viewing
British Columbia - spectacular mountain scenery and wonderful coastal experiences

From the cosmopolitan gateway of Vancouver on the Pacific Ocean in the west to the breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies in the east, British Columbia has something for everyone. Explore the breathtaking beauty of the province by rail, take a fly-drive through the lush Okanagan wine region or cruise on an ocean liner through the majestic fjords of the north coast. Alternatively, relax in one of the destination’s many wilderness lodge or luxury guest ranches, ideally located for bear watching and fishing.

Why choose British Columbia?

British Columbia is simply stunning with spectacular scenery around every corner and a vast array of opportunities to discover the amazing wildlife.

British Columbia with Alberta (Canada's West) offers some fantastic rail journeys to enjoy: Rocky Mountaineer offers four separate routes through the Rockies - First Passage to the West, Journey through the clouds, Rainforest to Goldrush. In addition, between Whistler and Vancouver, is the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb. Via Rail, the national railway system of Canada, offers three separate journeys - the Canadian, The Skeena and the Malahat on Vancouver Island.

BC Ferries operate sailings to the Gulf Islands and to Vancouver Island. The most famous sailing is the Inside Passage (a day's sailing) from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. There is also the Discovery Coast route from Port Hardy to Bella Coola.

Travelling in this area on a car based fly drive is easily done, but we also offer escorted tours that cover the main parts of the Canadian Rockies, or you may want to experience the freedom of the road by utilizing a motor home. All of these can be combined with the train and ferry options above.

As an example, travelling from Jasper you cross the Great Divide and start to head down towards the coast, passing Mount Robson and possibly visiting Wells Gray Park, where you can find the highest waterfall in Canada. Cross the Caribou cowboy country and into the Coastal Mountain Range to Whistler with its multitude of summer activities before continuing to Vancouver Island for marine based sightseeing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Although described this way round we can assure you it is just as good in reverse and including Alberta as a complete fly-drive.

Wherever you travel in this area there is much to do. Our staff have travelled the region extensively and can offer from first hand experience many itineraries to incorporate individual requirements.

Take a look at our Walk on the Wild Side section to help you look for something to meet your requirements.

British Columbia, Canada
Fly drives and
BC Specials

14-day BC Fly-Drive

Please note: Fly drives illustrated are just some of the many options available. We tailor our trips to meet your requirements. Call us for a quote or get a FREE brochure today.
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