British Columbia Vacations and Tours

Lush temperate rainforests, stunning mountainscapes and a breathtaking coastline rich with wildlife, British Columbia is the perfect place to begin or end your journey in Canada, or a destination all its own. From the outdoor adventurer to the sightseeing city-dweller, British Columbia's diversity and natural beauty offer something for everyone.

Take in aerial views of Vancouver Island's rugged shoreline by floatplane or staggering views of the snow-capped Coast Mountains from high atop Whistler Mountain. Enjoy the sites of a historic city tour, and then revel in the culinary delights of trendy Yaletown or Gastown. View breaching orca whales and old-growth rainforest while cruising the inside passage.

There is so much to explore and discover when travelling British Columbia. Choose one of the thoughtfully planned vacation packages below or customize an existing trip with your favourite activities.

Our favorite British Columbia Sample Itineraries...

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Okanagan Wine Adventure
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Okanagan Wine Adventure

6

days

starting fromUS $1,795per person

 

A thousand miles north of Napa lies Canada's Okanagan - an arid region of soft sandy beaches, clear blue lakes, and distant mountain valleys. On this fun-filled 6 day adventure, you'll sample your way through the region's best boutique wineries and farm-to-table... read more

from US $1,795 to US $2,155 per person

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Okanagan Wine Adventure

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6 days / 5 nights starting from US $1,795 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique Okanagan wine tours
    Farm to table foodie experience
    Plenty of outdoor activity options such as biking and sailing
    Option to drift over beautiful vineyards and lakes by air balloon
    Stunning desert scenery flanked by mountains
Canadian Rockies to Rainforest Vacation
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Canadian Rockies to Rainforest Vacation

12

days

starting fromUS $3,290per person

 

Discover the beauty of Canada's West at your own pace – begin in the Rockies, a world of stunning mountains, emerald lakes, and fresh air. Journey on to BC's arid Wine Country, then, just as you think it can't get any better, you move on to Vancouver... read more

from US $3,290 to US $5,821 per person

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Canadian Rockies to Rainforest Vacation

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $3,290 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two trip lengths to suit your preferences and schedule
    Adventure-packed trip from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Rim
    Unique sightseeing opportunities by helicopter and floatplane
    Your choice of activities, catered to your interests
    Glaciers, lakes, rainforests, rugged coastlines, and a taste of Vancouver
Whales and Wilderness Family Adventure
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Whales and Wilderness Family Adventure

9

days

starting fromUS $2,990per person

 

Disconnect from hectic every-day life, then reconnect with your loved ones on this incredible family wilderness adventure. Stay in beautiful safari tents amidst towering fir trees. Hear the ocean lapping at your doorstep and the occasional blow of passing... read more

from US $2,990 to US $3,229 per person

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Whales and Wilderness Family Adventure

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9 days / 8 nights starting from US $2,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see orcas up close
    Guided kayaking, suitable for kids and beginners
    Glamping in style under the stars, with real beds and a hot tub!
    Magical wilderness of Quadra and Swanson Islands
    Hassle-free, seamless family vacation
    A lifetime of memories
West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems
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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

14

days

starting fromUS $4,280per person

 

Spend two weeks in awe of British Columbia's stunning west coast and islands. Discover hidden gems such as Princess Louisa Inlet with its soaring cliffs and magnificent waterfalls. Travel to the windswept beaches of Pacific Rim National Park, before visiting... read more

from US $4,280 to US $5,389 per person

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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,280 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • British Columbia’s stunning west coast
    Your choice of activities, catered to your interests
    Princess Louisa Inlet cruise on the Sunshine Coast
    First Nations aboriginal experiences
    Spotting bears and whales
    Charming towns and beautiful wilderness
Jewels of the West Coast
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Jewels of the West Coast

8

days

starting fromUS $3,990per person

 

Immerse yourself in beauty, adventure, and fun on this luxury Gulf Island and Sunshine Coast vacation by float plane. Discover charming Salt Spring Island where local farms, wineries, and artist studios wait to be explored. Then, land right at the dock... read more

from US $3,990 to US $4,839 per person

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Jewels of the West Coast

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Awe-inspiring west coast scenery
    Thrilling, private floatplane journeys
    Vibrant food and arts culture of Salt Spring Island
    Luxurious wilderness lodge
    Adventure, relaxation, and pampering
Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Canadian Rockies by Rail

8

days

starting fromUS $3,290per person

 

Discover why this is our all-time favorite railway adventure! The trip begins by experiencing the art, culture and cuisine of Vancouver. Afterwards, journey by rail through the lush B.C. Interior as you make your way to the Rocky Mountain town of Jasper.... read more

from US $3,290 to US $7,549 per person

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Canadian Rockies by Rail

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,290 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Scenic 2-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
    Spending 5 days in the Canadian Rockies
    Your choice of activities, catered to your interests
    Stunning Lake Louise and a stay at the Chateau Lake Louise
    Glaciers, lakes, forests and wildlife
    Photographic opportunities along the way
Best of Canada in a Week
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Best of Canada in a Week

8

days

starting fromUS $3,990per person

 

Make your way across this vast and beautiful land, from the bright city lights of Toronto to the untouched beauty of the Rocky Mountains. This Canada-by-train journey offers you the experience of the exciting big city, as well as the tranquillity of the... read more

from US $3,990 to US $7,274 per person

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Best of Canada in a Week

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing some of the most beautiful towns and cities in the country, including Vancouver and Jasper
    Enjoying three nights on a VIA Rail train and two days on the famous Rocky Mountaineer
    Seeing Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies
    Taking in the stars in Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve
    Staying at several high quality hotels along the way
Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail

9

days

starting fromUS $4,090per person

 

If you are day-dreaming about the gorgeous mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, this trip is perfect for you. Start in the vibrant city of Vancouver and then travel by rail past majestic peaks to the town of Whistler – an alpine resort surrounded... read more

from US $4,090 to US $8,305 per person

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Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail

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9 days / 8 nights starting from US $4,090 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two and a half day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, into remote Northern regions
    Beautiful alpine village of Whistler
    Icefields Parkway scenic transfer
    Walk on glaciers, millions of years old
    Spend time in Jasper and Banff National Parks
    Unique choice of tours in the Rockies to suit your interests
Circle the Canadian Rockies by Train
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Circle the Canadian Rockies by Train

12

days

starting fromUS $5,550per person

 

This tour allows you to not only experience the different rail journeys onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train but also see all of the Canadian Rockies and the British Columbia's beautiful interior. Experience the best of the Rocky Mountaineer as you travel... read more

from US $5,550 to US $10,767 per person

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Circle the Canadian Rockies by Train

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $5,550 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing Vancouver, Whistler, Banff and Jasper
    5 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Exploring Banff and Jasper National Parks
    The views from the Whistler Peak 2 Peak and Banff Gondola
    Sightseeing along the Icefields Parkway
    Wide range of hand-picked activities and tours to choose from
Rockies Family Train Adventure
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Rockies Family Train Adventure

8

days

starting fromUS $5,370per person

 

Make memories with your family as you discover the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, from the West Coast to Rocky Mountains. Experience Vancouver's family friendly, active lifestyle, then travel onboard VIA Rail's Canadian train to Jasper and Banff National... read more

from US $5,370 to US $5,800 per person

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Rockies Family Train Adventure

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $5,370 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Take an overnight rail journey on the iconic “Canadian Train”
    View the stunning glaciers of the Icefields Parkway up close!
    Unique mountain lodge and family style accommodation in the Rockies
    Choice of tour options to design your own adventure through the Rockies
    Superb photo opportunities and bonding experiences with your family
Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

15

days

starting fromUS $7,990per person

 

On this trip, explore the alpine treasures of the Canadian Rockies before traveling train through Northern British Columbia. Then, experience the raw, mystical beauty Haida Gwaii Islands. Stunning scenery, First Nations culture, abundant wildlife, and... read more

from US $7,990 to US $8,629 per person

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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $7,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two days on the comfortable Skeena Train by VIA Rail
    Taking a float plane over Hecate Strait
    Exploring Haida Gwaii and the stunning Rocky Mountains
    Exploring the totems of remote K’uuna Llnagaay by zodiac
    Staying at the scenic Emerald Lake Lodge
    Wildlife of the Pacific North West and Rocky Mountains
Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer
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Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer

16

days

starting fromUS $6,995per person

 

On this Canadian rail, cruise, and drive vacation, discover the magic of the West Coast and Canadian Rockies. Journey to the Great Bear Rainforest, to see breaching whales and foraging grizzly bears. Take the train to the stunning Canadian Rockies to... read more

from US $6,995 to US $7,555 per person

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Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $6,995 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Getting off the beaten path without sacrificing any “creature comforts”
    Spending two days on the Skeena Train by VIA Rail
    Exploring Vancouver Island and the stunning Rocky Mountains
    Unforgettable opportunities to spot whales and grizzly bears in the wild
    Staying in Alert Bay – a town rich in nature and aboriginal culture
    Discovering the city of Vancouver and the quaint “Britishness” of Victoria
    Taking a day cruise along the spectacular Inside Passage
Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail
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Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

8

days

starting fromUS $6,390per person

 

Escape the big cities and travel by rail through dense forest, alongside turquoise lakes and high up mountain ridges. The refined experience of luxury train travel is complete comfort combined with unbelievable panoramic views of the beauty of the Canadian... read more

from US $6,390 to US $8,305 per person

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Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $6,390 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Rocky Mountaineer’s scenic 3-day rail journey
    Choose from rounds of Golf in Whistler, Jasper and Banff or 3 revitalizing and relaxing Spa - sessions or both
    Enjoy the spectacular Canadian Rockies
Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
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Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage...

21

days

starting fromUS $7,395per person

 

This amazing nature adventure takes in the best that Alberta, British Columbia and Alaska have to offer by land and by sea. From the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Rockies to the stunning wilds of Alaska's Inside Passage, you will spend 21 days in... read more

from US $7,395 to US $14,906 per person

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Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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21 days / 20 nights starting from US $7,395 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Cruise the famous Inside Passage of Alaska on the luxurious Holland America line
    See Glacier Bay and watch the incredible sheets of ice calving
    Take the stunning Rocky Mountaineer train journey and admire the amazing peaks
    Explore Jasper and Banff National Parks
Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail

14

days

starting fromUS $4,499per person

 

On this two week vacation, see the coastal vistas and winter sights of Vancouver and Victoria, before traveling on a train journey through silent, snow covered forests. The Canadian Rockies will be at their best - snow-covered and brilliant against the... read more

from US $4,499 to US $7,343 per person

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Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,499 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing the majestic Canadian Rockies covered in snow
  • Sleeping on the train, 1 night
  • Exploring Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • Luxurious resorts and lodges
  • Sightseeing with small groups
  • Possible wildlife spotting
  • You choose the pace of your activities
Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure
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Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure

9

days

starting fromUS $5,708per person

 

Travel across Canada on a once in a lifetime overnight train journey across Canada, before visiting Churchill's famous polar bears. With a friendly and knowledgeable guide, spend two days on a specially designed Tundra Buggy watching polar bears in their... read more

from US $5,708 to US $6,236 per person

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Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure

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9 days / 8 nights starting from US $5,708 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Journey through the Canadian Rockies by train
    Close-up polar bear encounters
    A 22-person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
    Exciting day activities
    This trip is popular - book early!
Great Bear Lodge Adventure
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Great Bear Lodge Adventure

8

days

starting fromUS $3,240per person

 

Discover the magnificent Canadian grizzly bear at Great Bear Lodge, a secluded floating lodge in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, located 80 kilometers from Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, only accessible by a floatplane or... read more

from US $3,240 to US $5,152 per person

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Great Bear Lodge Adventure

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,240 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine rain forest - one of British Columbia's truly magical places
    Grizzly bear viewing
    Soaring old-growth forest - nature hikes and bear watching program
    Boat trips to see the bears
Discover the Bears of Canada by Train
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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

15

days

starting fromUS $10,990per person

 

Only available for a short time period each year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat while traveling across Canada on the VIA Rail's Canadian train. From the lush and abundant Great Bear Rainforest, to the barren arctic... read more

from US $10,990 to US $11,870 per person

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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $10,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
    Travelling on VIA Rail’s iconic Canadian train
    Churchill’s famous polar bears
    Traveling by float plane
    22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing
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Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing

12

days

starting fromUS $10,990per person

 

For just a special few weeks each year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat with a naturalist guide. From the lush and abundant Great Bear Rainforest, to the barren arctic tundra of Churchill, no safari better represents... read more

from US $10,990 to US $11,870 per person

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Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $10,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing

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