Vancouver, British Columbia

This cosmopolitan city is a destination in itself - but due to its close proximity to the Rockies, it's usually the first stop on most Canada adventure holidays visiting this majestic mountain range - and a great introduction to the country.

Our Vancouver Tours

Our Vancouver ToursTowering skyscrapers are pretty much dwarfed by Vancouver's mountainous skyline and you'll be left in no doubt as to this British Columbian heavyweight's claim to be the Gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

There's an abundance of both Native American and 19th Century heritage on display throughout the city and no trip is complete without idling at least a couple of hours in the ever-evolving Stanley Park.

Further afield and you'll find more natural beauty on Vancouver Island and anyone hoping to go wildlife-watching should seriously consider using the island as a base for marine and land tours.

You'll find absolutely loads of things to do in Vancouver and as the starting and finishing point for many of our tours, it's a great city to add on a few extra nights and explore at your own pace. 

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Insider Tips

Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge
If you follow the sensible instructions not to look down then you'll get to the other side of the Capilano Suspension Bridge in no time at all but who wants to be sensible all the time? Kayakers, salmon and even rubber ducks have all been known to make the most of the fast-flowing Capilano River that runs some 230 feet below and walking across the roof of the granite canyon is certainly a moment to savour. There's lots more to explore once you've crossed the bridge, including living forest exhibits, cliff-top strolls and pine tree canopy walks.
When to go
Vancouver is well-known for its propensity for precipitation, and as such packing a mac or cagoule is advisable, especially outside of the summer months. Thanks to the Pacific coastal breeze you can expect to find a reasonably mild climate especially the closer you are to the sea. Winters can be quite mild with hardly any snow and very little crowds. There's a definite seasonal variation and although temperatures rarely get above the mid-twenties, even in the summer, the lack of wind makes for excellent walking conditions, especially if it's not raining.
Highlights & Activities

Vancouver Tour Highlights

Vancouver Island
With an abundance of hiking trails and more opportunities for whale-watching than you can ever imagine, Vancouver Island is one of the largest in the Pacific. At almost 300 miles in length and 50 miles across, there's enough space to trulyget away from it all.
Wildlife Watching
Vancouver is where seal and whale-watching goes into overdrive and anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of crashing tail or spurting blow-hole can take a tour into the Pacific - cameras at the ready, as you'll definitely want to remember and share these moments!
Gas Town
Gas Town is the original downtown district of Vancouver and as such holds a lot of history. There are plenty of cobbled streets to stroll around and one of the local highlights is the steam clock which stands proudly on the corner of Water and Cambie.
Stanley Park
Stanley Park is up there as one of the best in Canada. If you're seeking solace from city sightseeing take a peaceful wander along its trails, and you'll discover over 1000 acres of public space dotted with forests, beaches, lagoons and pedestrian paths.

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