Vancouver is a glorious cosmopolitan coastal city surrounded by water and mountains and the place to start your Western Canadian holiday.

Flights to Vancouver are nonstop from the UK and make for an easy start to your Canadian holiday.

Vancouver offers a wide variety of places to stay from small boutique hotels, to larger high class hotels and some 2 bedroom suites. There are many places to visit within the city or just a short drive away so we recommend have 2 or 3 nights to explore. See below for some suggestions and a video showing the highlights Vancouver has to offer.

Why should I visit Vancouver?

There is something in Vancouver to suit everyone; walk through an old growth forest in the magnificent Stanley Park, visit Granville Island for a fantastic market experience, take a spectacular flight over the city, discover the pathways into nature at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park or explore the plethora of unique neighbourhoods and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a back-to-nature adventure, a cultural city break or quite simply an unforgettable getaway, you’re going to love this hip, modern, laid-back metropolis.

Things to do in Vancouver

Depart Vancouver Harbour by seaplane for an exciting flight over the Gulf Islands to beautiful Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Take a double-decker coach tour to famous Butchart Gardens. In Victoria, shopping, visiting the Royal British Columbia museum, and several other attractions are just steps away. Return to Vancouver on a scheduled afternoon flight from the floatplane dock in Victoria Harbour. Daily, operating year-round.  You can add a whale watching trip if required.

Harbour Air’s most popular tour of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains. This ideal introduction to seaplane aviation departs from downtown Vancouver’s bustling Coal Harbour and includes a complete aerial tour of the city and surrounding mountains. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during takeoff and landing. Daily, operating year-round; 30 minutes with a 20-minute flight.

Experience Vancouver’s charm. We’ll see Canada Place, Robson Street, Public Library, QE Theatre and GM Place, Chinatown and Gastown. Soak in the natural splendor of Stanley Park’s Totem Poles and Prospect Point. Pass the West End high-rises and the beaches of English Bay on our way to vibrant Granville Island with its public market, shops, restaurants and galleries. Visit The Lookout to take the glass elevator to the 360° views.

Length 4 – 4.5 hours (Year-round tours daily 10:00am
Free pick up from your hotel

Escape by seaplane from downtown Vancouver’s vibrant Coal Harbour to pretty Horseshoe Bay to the north of Vancouver for a delicious dinner. Depart downtown Vancouver by seaplane at 7:00 pm for Horseshoe Bay. Dine from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm at the Boathouse and return to Vancouver by limousine for the spectacular “city lights” drive back to downtown Vancouver Departs May 1 through September 1 at 7:00pm; Departs September 2 through September 28 at 6:00pm; Includes scenic seaplane ride, three-course “a la carte” dinner, limousine, and restaurant gratuities.

Firstly thank you so much Jeanette for your hard work. The whole holiday was perfect the hotels, timing, planning, organised trips all happened like clockwork. Not once did we have an issue, problem or disappointment.

In facf the holiday was one wow experience after another. Your choice of hotels was exceptional. We were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The car, a wrangler jeep was hilarious and essential and I wouldn’t have changed it for anything. The itinerary worked perfectly with a great balance between trips that you organised and free time for our own plans. I have to admit I was initially anxious about some of the longer journeys on Vancouver Island but they were ok and when we arrived at the various destinations it was well worth the effort.
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Graham & Susan - Travelled to British Columbia