From wild Pacific surf and adrenaline-filled activities, to Vancouver's sophistication, British Columbia has some BIG attractions. Here's how to fit them into a few days.

Canada’s landscape is both vast and legendary: nowhere more so than in British Columbia – packed with awe-inspiring natural beauty. There’s much more to BC than just whale-watching and skiing though.

Vancouver, for example, is a fascinating blend of cosmopolitan cuisines and cultures, with scores of galleries, museums and bars, brilliant shopping and fine restaurants. Even here though, you’re never far from nature thanks to Canada’s largest city park, Stanley Park. 

And from Vancouver Island’s rugged shoreline to the gorgeous Sunshine Coast, there’s plenty more to explore: vast inland mountain ranges, old mining towns, warm lakes perfect for watersports, golf and even its own wine region. Surprised? You will be...




The great outdoors means thrilling wildlife options include whale-watching at Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island, bear-spotting in Wells Gray Provincial Park and Bald Eagle viewing at Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park on the Squamish River.



Vancouver has wonderful shopping, including Robson Street’s 200-plus stores and eateries. Even more fascinating is Granville Island, best-known for its bustling public market but also offering an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques and arts and crafts galleries.


Sample Itinerary

11 nights Vancouver to Vancouver Island




















Day 1/

Fly London Heathrow to Vancouver transfer by road to Whsitler, stay 4-nights at Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Day 5/

Whistler to the Bedwell River on Vancouver Island, stay 4-nights at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

​Days 1 to 5

Whistler to Vancouver Island​ 

Eleven days to see everything British Columbia has to offer? Maybe not… but what we can do in that time is show you three distinct sides to this wonderful part of Canada. And it all starts in suitably scenic style...

From Vancouver Airport, your driver will take you on the two-hour drive to Whistler. But this is no ordinary drive – it’s the Sea-to-Sky Highway, one of the most intensely-scenic routes in North America.

With the Pacific on one side and the mountains on the other, keep your camera handy! 

Staying at the fabulous Four Seasons Resort Whistler, your next four days will be as adventure-filled as you fancy – take a closer look at the forests on a thrilling zip-line adventure; see the best of the scenery on foot, bike, horseback or from a floatplane or helicopter; or relax on one of the superb golf courses (the hotel has its own). If you prefer, how about an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip, or a 4x4 tour looking for Black Bears… it’s all entirely your choice.

Day five turns down the adrenaline and notches up the nature, as you fly to the remarkable Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. This is Vancouver Island’s majestically-rugged West Coast, with the pristine beauty and astonishing wildlife Canada is renowned for. You can live out your pioneer dreams, exploring First Nations paths, canoeing deep into ancient forests and spotting bears and whales with expert guides. Even relaxing brings you closer to nature, with the wood-fuelled outdoor hot tub and sauna… 




In winter, this is Canada's leading ski resort; in summer, its blend of comfort, luxury and good old-fashioned pampering makes it an ideal base for the adrenaline-fuelled adventures around Whistler. An AAA Five Diamond Resort, you'll find generously-sized rooms, suites and townhouses with cosy interiors and gas-burning fireplaces. All accommodation offers views of the mountains, forest, valley, pool or courtyard from private or step-out balconies and the spa is the perfect place to unwind.




In this spectacular, summer-only eco-safari resort, personalised service is matched only by the stunning backdrop of the Bedwell River and the nine-mile-long fjord beyond. You'll stay in one of 20 huge canvas guest tents with antique furniture, hand-made beds and Persian rugs, be entertained in the lavish lounge tent, relax in the games or library tents and feast in the unique dining tents on 'modern natural cuisine' where the emphasis is on fresh, simple ingredients. It's wild. It's civilised. And it's totally unique!




A local legend in Vancouver, in its heyday the Georgia welcomed guests of the highest of calibre from Hollywood’s finest to the world’s royalty, and after a massive renovation, it’s worthy of its iconic status once more. The décor is gorgeous, with the original wood panelling adding a 1920s feel to public areas. You’re in just the right spot here too, handy for Robson Street and with the Vancouver Art Gallery as a neighbour… along with designer boutiques from Hermès, Tiffany, Michael Kors et al!​​​​

​Days 9 to 12

Vancouver Island to Vancouver 

After your final day at Clayoquot, your early evening scheduled seaplane transfer takes you to the final stop, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, ideally placed for exploring the scores of galleries, museums and brilliant shopping at your own pace. Alternatively, we’ll arrange a private guided tour, taking in 1000-acre Stanley Park, Chinatown and the North Shore, including a gourmet picnic lunch. And as you head for home, you’ll realise that BC doesn’t just stand for British Columbia, but also Beautifully Captivating… Brilliantly Cosmopolitan… even a Bit Crazy…





Day 9/

Vancouver Island to Vancouver, stay 3 nights at Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Day 12/

Vancouver to London Heathrow

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