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 non-stop 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 you 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. Take the sky-ride to the top of Grouse Mountain or enjoy touring the city by float-plane, open-top bus, boat or on a bike. 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

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 – with complimentary drop-off shuttle to most downtown hotels – 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.
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Experience Vancouver’s charm on a dual pass that covers the City and Park routes on either a clear top convertible bus or a San Francisco-style trolley. Hop-off at any of the 28 stops and hop-on again to continue the tour at your leisure. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street and the entertainment district. Make sure you enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Harbour Centre Tower (admission included)

Year-round tours daily

Escape by seaplane from downtown Vancouver’s vibrant Coal Harbour to tranquil Bowen Island for a memorable seaside dinner. Depart downtown Vancouver by seaplane in the early evening for Snug Cove, Bowen Island where you will enjoy a casual meal at Doc Morgan’s restaurant. Enjoy ocean views before boarding the ferry from Snug Cove to Horseshoe Bay from where you will experience the city lights on your return car journey to downtown Vancouver.

5 hours, daily, May-September, including 20-minute flight, three-course dinner, ferry and car transfer.

Depart Vancouver Harbour by seaplane for an exciting flight over the Gulf Islands to beautiful Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Take a bus tour to the 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.
8 hours, daily, May-September.


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In fact 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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