Vancouver Holidays Spectacular by Nature
If you are planning a holiday in Western Canada Vancouver, situated in the beautiful province of British Columbia, is a “must see” destination. With many direct flights from various regional airports our Canada Travel Specialists can tailor make your perfect holiday to include this beautiful pacific coastal city.
Get a taste of the Vancouver lifestyle in Canada’s glittering city of glass. Hugged by mountains and surrounded by the clear waters of the Pacific, combine the twin delights of a modern city and timeless wild nature –all in the same day. The clichés are true: you can snowshoe in the morning, kayak in the afternoon, and enjoy world-class shopping, bars, restaurants and entertainment– set against a backdrop of some of the most naturally beautiful scenery on earth
Why Vancouver for Families?
Visitors seeking the finer things in life can indulge in Canada’s glittering glass city by the sea. From five star hotel suites with private rooftop plunge pools and patios overlooking the city lights to world class dining and glitzy Champagne and dessert bars; Vancouverites may enjoy keeping it casual but they have a stylish side too. Sip $1500 an ounce Louis XIII at the Hawksworth cocktail bar (the only place you can do this in Canada) after working out your credit card along ‘Luxury Row’ on the streets of Robson and Alberni, where you can browse diamonds at de Beers, designer fashions at Gucci and Dior, or head for Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom luxury departments stores. Experienced concierge staff can create magical experiences: board a helicopter to Grouse Mountain for a private sunrise yoga session in the pod of their wind turbine or get cultural with a bespoke tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Vancouver Four Season City
Summer in Vancouver is all about the outdoors: join the locals soaking up the sun on the city’s sandy beaches, take a picnic for a late night screening of free movies in the park and prepare for the magic of one of the world’s biggest fireworks contests, the Celebration of Light. Go paddling around Stanley Park or head for the mountains to hike the shady trails. Spring brings cherry blossom season, with pink and white pom-poms showering the streets with flowery confetti whenever the wind blows. Take a foodie walking tour through historic Chinatown, snacking on egg tarts and steamed pork buns along the way. Have a cultural afternoon at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, which boasts the world’s best collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art.
Enjoy the vivid colour changes of fall and hop onboard a Big Bus tour to get up to speed with 22 of the city’s favourite sightseeing spots, stop off on Granville Island to stock up on pumpkin treats from ChocolaTas and Terra Bread. Take a Cycle City Tour, before a night with the family at the PNE’s famously spooky Fright Night. Vancouver’s mild climate combined with its easy access to alpine peaks makes it the perfect choice for a winter adventure getaway combined with the city’s famous culinary and cultural highlights. Work up an appetite high above the city on Grouse Mountain on a snowshoe fondue tour through snowy scenic beauty with the backdrop of the glittering city lights. Strap on your skates at the Robson Square outdoor rink, then hit the shops along Luxury Row.
Some 900,000 passengers dock each year at Vancouver’s Canada Place cruise ship terminal, usually on their way to or from Alaska. Sailing in or out of the city under its iconic Lion’s Gate Bridge is a photo-worthy moment that will stay with you forever. Stay for a few extra days and discover the charms of the Vancouver lifestyle. Head out to the city’s scenic North Shore on a Vancouver Coast Rainforest Adventure to explore the beauty of the forest on an interpretive walk with a knowledgeable guide. Jump aboard a city highlights tour for four action packed hours which tick off all the Vancouver’s Must Sees from the hand carved Totem Poles in Stanley Park, to picking up souvenirs on Granville Island, and seeing the city from the 551 ft above street level at the Vancouver Lookout.
Explore the many different neighbourhoods
Spend time in the city centre and you’ll be surrounded by laidback locals as you discover colourful downtown neighbourhoods like the beachside West End, and Davie Street‘s gay village, hip Gastown, upscale Yaletown, and historic Chinatown. Experience the city through its vibrant culture: from big name gallery shows and Shakespeare on the beach, through to food truck festivals and world-class sporting events.