Cycling along the Seawall and Stanley Park, Vancouver

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Vancouver – Tours

Tours in Vancouver

The best of both worlds, Vancouver’s sleek cosmopolitan centre boasts stylish brunch spots, cool microbreweries and eclectic markets, but should you head even a short distance out of town, you’ll find yourself transported to dense forests of towering pine and cedar.

Our Western Journey tour will take you from Calgary to Vancouver over the course of eight days. Visit the location of the bobsleigh track from the film Cool Runnings in Calgary’s Olympic Park, before you journey on in search of relaxation in the hot springs of Banff. Take in breath-taking views Whistler’s mountainous expanses aboard the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and don’t miss the chance to see magnificent whales breaching from the pristine waters of their natural habitat.

Alternatively, take our nine-day Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island tour, combining the trendy modernity and cultural diversity of urban Vancouver with the rugged wilderness of Vancouver Island – a haven for foodies and wine connoisseurs, water-sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Here you'll discover the wild inhabitants of British Columbia, observing orcas and majestic humpbacks, and hiking through lush forests populated by mighty grizzly bears, circling eagles and moose.

11 days Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska

Seven Seas Mariner Alaska Cruise

Guide Price £6,889 pp  

Set sail for the wilderness and beauty of Canada and Alaska in luxury with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. From the moment you embark upon the 700 guest all suites, all balcony Seven Seas Mariner® you can expect exceptional service and...

Cruise holidays

Seven Seas Mariner Alaska Cruise
13 days

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle

Guide Price £4,779 pp  

Step aboard an ultimate rail journey through Western Canada and the magnificent Canadian Rockies on-board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer. This magnificent journey combines two classic Rocky Mountaineer train routes, First Passage to the West and Rainforest to Goldrush , in...

Rail journeys

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle
16 days High Note Trail, Whistler

Unlimited Adventures

Guide Price £4,439 pp  

Take an epic adventure across the great Canadian Rockies. Journey from Calgary through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the breath taking coastlines of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Experience the wilderness of Banff National Park, the magnificence of Lake Louise...

Wildlife holidays

Unlimited Adventures
8 days

Western Journey Tour

Guide Price £1,979 pp  

Journey from Sea to Sky on this spectacular tour. Travel through the craggy Rocky Mountain passes and tour the rugged Pacific coastlines with vistas of incredible fjords and glacial valleys. Experience the romance and hospitality the West has to offer...

Escorted tours

Western Journey Tour
15 days

Canadian Contrasts Tour

Guide Price £2,709 pp  

Uncover Canada's most breathtaking treasures and journey through snow-capped mountains, rolling ranch-land and amazing cities. From the cosmopolitan culture and history of the eastern coast, to the awe-inspiring mountains and glaciers of the west, experience unique excursions and create unforgettable...

Escorted tours

Canadian Contrasts Tour
10 days

Rockies Trail Tour

Guide Price £2,469 pp  

Experience hot springs, glacial ice fields and breath-taking views in the Rocky Mountains, your amazing gateway to Canada. Journey over rolling foothills and through interior canyons to discover the frontier legends of homesteaders, cowboys, and gold seekers. As the mountain...

Escorted tours

Rockies Trail Tour
14 days Patricia Lake, Jasper

Great Parks of the West

Guide Price £2,919 pp  

Vancouver is the starting point for this exciting journey through the best National Parks of the Canadian Rockies. See spectacular scenery from the stunning lakes in Banff to the soaring peaks at Whistler as you head through some of the...

Self drive holidays

Great Parks of the West
9 days

Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island

Guide Price £3,789 pp  

Experience vibrant, cosmopolitan cities, incredible wildlife and the unrivalled beauty of Vancouver Island's scenery. Arriving first in the provincial capital of Victoria, where you'll hit the water for a world-class whale watching journey in the Strait of Georgia. Then, travel...

Self drive holidays

Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island
15 days Stanley Park Totem Pole, Vancouver

Totem Peaks

Guide Price £2,979 pp  

Snow capped mountains, crystal clear lakes, unexplored forests; welcome to Western Canada! This 14 night tour, starting and ending in Vancouver, takes in some of the most picturesque sights in the west including the National Parks of Banff and Jasper.

Self drive holidays

Totem Peaks
7 days

Olympic National Park and Vancouver Island Tour

Guide Price £3,659 pp  

The Pacific Northwest and South Eastern Canada are combined in this fabulous 7 day escorted small group tour. Visit Olympic National Park and Vancouver Island to experience the rugged coastline both share, which is home to black bears and orca...

Escorted tours

Olympic National Park and Vancouver Island Tour

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“For the best sunset view in the city and a slice of home away from home, head to English Bay to watch the sun go down with a fresh portion of fish and chips.”

Martyn

Destination Executive

“You may be on holiday, but if you’re the outdoorsy type, don’t forget your exercise gear. The incredible scenery of Stanley Park and the brisk fresh air make for an amazing morning run.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Granville Island Public Market is an absolute mecca for foodie types, open from 9.00am until 7.00pm daily.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Vancouver is Canada’s third rainiest city, with over 161 rainy days per year on average. That said, Vancouver also benefits from one of the warmest climates in Canada, with mild winters and warm summers.

The public transport system in Vancouver is great. The SkyTrain is clean and efficient and anywhere it doesn’t extend to can be reached by public buses and SeaBuses. Greater Vancouver is divided into three different fare zones for SkyTrain and SeaBus, while buses are charged at only one rate.

Whistler is about a two hour drive from Vancouver along the BC-99 Highway. There’s also a shuttle bus that runs to and from Vancouver airport, as well as Downtown Vancouver.

Whether you love exploring the great outdoors, discovering wildlife, indulging your foodie side, or shopping for unique wares at local shops, Vancouver has something for everyone. All this is nestled on a charming little island that also serves as the perfect gateway to some of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world.

Why you'll love Vancouver… 

• Losing yourself in scenic Stanley Park, North America’s largest urban park
• Exploring the trendy streets of Gastown
• Tackling the intense 850m hike up the Grouse Mountain Grind path
• Indulging in Vancouver’s delicious foodie scene
• Relaxing with a beer at one of Vancouver’s many microbreweries
• Browsing the independent boutiques in fashionable SoMa
• Culturing yourself at one of Canada’s best commercial galleries, the Catriona Jeffries Gallery
• Stopping to smell the flowers in the VanDusen Botanical Gardens
• Swimming and sunning yourself at Kitsilano Beach
• Checking out the effortlessly cool neighbourhood of Granville Island
• Breathing in the fresh evergreen and cedar-scented air as you cross Capilano Suspension Bridge
• Learning more about Vancouver’s history at the Museum of Anthropology

Did you know?

• Greenpeace was established in Vancouver in 1971.
• Often referred to as the ‘Hollywood of the north”, Vancouver is the third largest centre for film production in North America, after Los Angeles and New York.
• The 9 O’clock Gun used to fire at 6pm to remind salmon fishermen to cease work on Sundays.