Summer in British Columbia
In the warmer summer months the cities come alive, clear streams flow over green meadows and the mountain lakes twinkle turquoise blue. Take a boat, ride a floatplane, hike the footpaths, cruise the islands, watch for whales and breathe the fresh mountain air.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Explore Victoria, the pretty English-influenced capital of British Columbia
- Discover cosmopolitan Vancouver’s urban and natural attractions
- Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and outdoor adventures in Whistler
- Get close to nature on a whale-watching expedition off the Pacific Coast
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- International flights
- 16 nights in 4–5* hotels and hand-picked local gems
- Vancouver Foodie Tour with Granville Island Markets
- Whale watching in Victoria (Apr – Oct only)
- 16 days car hire
Need to know
- Arrives: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
- Time difference: GMT-8
- Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
- Language: English, French
- Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
- Flying time from UK: around 10 hours direct
- Plug type: 2 flat pins
- Voltage: 120V
Fly from UK to Vancouver
Get out there and explore the sights of Vancouver. Perhaps ascend to the top of the 168m Vancouver Lookout for stunning city views or walk across the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.
5* Sutton Place Hotel
Vancouver Foodie Tour with Granville Island Markets
Taste the local wine in Osoyoos, home to the warmest freshwater lake in Canada, said to reach 24°C in summer. So what are you waiting for – grab your swimsuit and dive in!
4* Watermark Beach Hotel
Hit the beach in Penticton, tucked between the shores of Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. When not lazing on the sand and admiring the scenery, be sure to taste some of the fantastic local wine.
4* Penticton Lakeside Resort
Swim, sail or kayak on Kelowna’s lovely Okanagan Lake and enjoy the numerous parks and green spaces with a picnic. Look out for the shy local monster, Ogopogo, who supposedly lives in the lake.
4* Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Learn the history of the School on Wheels in Clinton, where you’ll stay on a ranch. Spend your time riding horses, hiking in Echo Valley, fly fishing for trout and making friends with the border collies.
4* Echo Valley Ranch
Check out the mining towns near Gold Bridge. Choose to canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board on Tyaughton Lake or splash out on a floatplane tour for an aerial view of South Chilcotin’s ice fields.
4* Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa
Spend the day in Whistler, a resort town that’s chock-a-block with outdoor adventures. Hike the mountain trails and gaze over gorgeous scenery, or rent a kayak at one of the many lakes.
4.5* Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre Hotel
Look out for orcas and humpback whales among the Gulf Islands of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, and check out the glorious floral displays in the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
4* Inn at Laurel Point
Whale watching on a Zodiac boat (Apr – Oct only)
Explore the pristine lakes and fir forests of Egmont and sail the Princess Louisa Inlet, taking in the picturesque scenery. Even better, take a helicopter trip over the mountain landscape.
3* West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Depart Egmont and return to the UK
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