Vancouver is an oceanfront city situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain range. This vibrant Canadian city offers plenty to do indoors and outdoors for a versatile city break unlike no other.
No Vancouver holiday package is the same. Explore this vibrant Canadian city, while combining some of the country’s most sought after experiences with a multi-centre holiday package. Whether it’s taking in the scenery at your own pace by rail, cruise or a fly drive holiday, to hop between wildlife and city with a Canada holiday to remember – we can tailor make your Vancouver and Canada holiday just the way you like it.
See all of Vancouver’s top sights in one amazing city break that takes you further than shopping and dining. With one of the best things to do in Vancouver being the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, you’ll feel a world away from the vibrant city and closer to nature walking among the treetops and breathtaking cliff walks.
Furthermore in downtown Vancouver, you can explore Stanley Park, which was one of the first areas to be explored in the city. This 405-hectare park surrounds the waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay, whilst providing beautiful views of mountains, water and picturesque trees, which are dotted along the 5.5 mile-long Seawall route looping the park.
Winter Sports in Vancouver
Between late November and beginning of May, holidaymakers can split their Vancouver holiday between the city and Grouse Mountain where ski season takes place. With 22 ski and snowboard runs, 15 night runs, 4 chairlifts 6 terrain parks and 9km of snowshoe trails, there’s plenty of action packed skiing fun to be had. Located just over 12km from the city, you can reach Grouse Mountain by car within 20 minutes, which is great for a day trip or part of a Canada city and ski multi-centre holiday package.
Vancouver self drive holidays
For the most epic self-drive route in Vancouver, dare to drive the breathtaking ‘Highway 99’ (officially named BC Highway 99), which also goes by many names including” ‘Sea to Sky Highway’ or ‘Squamish Highway’ and ‘Fraser Delta Thruway’. This incredible route takes you from Vancouver to Whistler in around 2 hours. Along the way you’ll drive past snow-capped peaks, shimmering waterfalls, canyons and natural beauty. This mountain highway route allows you to breathe in nature at its best and who knows what wildlife surprises you may see along the way!
A nature’s paradise known for whale watching and spotting black bears, Vancouver Island is a playground for nature lovers. Located off the Pacific Coast, around 60 miles west of Vancouver and 73 miles north of Seattle. Getting to Vancouver Island can be done by ferry or by air. When you’re on the island, hire a car to explore the many highways on the island with incredible experience waiting along the way.
With over 12,000 square miles of beautiful nature to explore on the island, allowing you to get close to nature. From alpine climbing, hiking and lakeside camping, being outdoors is highly welcomed on the island. Discover new bucket list experiences from mountain hiking to storm watching, cave exploring and zip lining among some of the thrilling land activities on offer.
During the summer and early fall, you can enjoy bear and whale watching on the island as well as the possibility to see streams of salmon that return here in the fall. Year-round wildlife includes eagles, herons, seals and sea lions – so bring your binoculars just in case!
Furthermore, there’s an underwater world waiting to be explored on Vancouver Island including whale watching, particularly Telegraph Cove for spotting Orcas. Aside from whale watching you can enjoy kayaking, diving, snorkelling and sailing with almost 10,000 lakes on the island for fishing, canoeing and paddle boarding.
When is the best time to visit Vancouver?
How long is a flight from the UK to Vancouver?
A flight from London to Vancouver is 9 hours and 57 minutes.
What language is spoken in Vancouver?
English is the most spoken language in Vancouver.
What currency is used in Vancouver?
What is the time difference in Vancouver?
The UK is 8 hours ahead of Vancouver.
Do I need a visa to visit Vancouver?
British passport holders do not need a visa to visit Canada, however, you will need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation before you travel. See the FCO website for up-to-date travel advice here.