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2-Week Canada Family Adventure Holiday, British Columbia

Prices from £2,078 pp

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Duration14 days / 13 nights

ItineraryVancouver - Whistler - Lund/Sunshine Coast - Ucluelet/Tofino - Victoria - Vancouver

Suitable for families

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Overview

If you’re looking for a shorter family adventure, or just wanting to spend most of your time on Vancouver Island for its sheer beauty and unique wildlife, then this itinerary is for you. Action-packed, with lots of wildlife, unforgettable road trips and a variety of accommodation, this 14-day itinerary will give you all the perfect mix of city and nature. Starting with a guided cycling trip through cosmopolitan Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park, next up is zip-trekking over the peaks of Whistler, kayaking amongst the West coast Islands, followed by Whale and Bear watching trips for some more magical memories.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on a family sharing
  • Airport transfer in Vancouver
  • Excursions as described below
  • Car hire and insurance – prices may vary depending on departure dates

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Bikes & Bays of Vancouver

As well as being the launchpad for Western Canada, Vancouver is a real highlight in itself. So, before heading off in search of whales, bears, lakes, and mountains, why not spend a few days discovering one of the world’s most liveable cities? Family fun can be found across the city, from the famous Stanley Park to Grouse Mountain and Granville Island. You’ll never be short of ways to entertain yourselves! We’ll organise a guided bike ride around the vast Stanley Park for all the family to take in the views from the seawall across to the bustling city.

Tall buildings with body of water

Zipping through Whistler

You’ll head up to the former Winter Olympic village of Whistler – a family-friendly adventure playground which fits perfectly into any trip to West Canada. You’ll be staying in a comfy hotel a short walk from the centre. During your time here, you’ll go on an exciting zip-trekking excursion through the snow-capped peaks and forests, before relaxing and exploring the charms of this famous Alpine village. If you need even more adventure, then bike hire, paddleboarding and hiking can all be arranged locally.

child hanging on zipline

Treasure of the Fjords

With a shoreline boasting incredible natural scenery and plenty of outdoor activities both on water and on land, the Sunshine Coast is a small slice of paradise just waiting to be explored. You’ll stay in a historic waterfront hotel in the charming village of Lund, and during your stay you’ll kayak the pristine waters, snorkel in search of starfish, and embark on the most scenic treasure hunt of your lives!

Boy and man sitting in kayak on lake

In Search of the Bears

It’s time to take a walk (or boat) on the wild side…The rugged, dramatic coastline of Vancouver Island is not only beautiful, but is home to an estimated 7,000 black bears! You’ll stay in the small town of Tofino or Ucluelet and during your visit, head out on the water to witness these incredible animals foraging in their natural habitat. Elsewhere, you can kayak, hike, surf, or unwind on remote beaches throughout the Pacific Rim National Park.

black bear in canada

Whales of the Pacific

No family trip to Canada is complete without a spot of whale-watching, and Victoria is the perfect base to spot these gentle giants. On your first morning here, you’ll head out on a covered boat in search of these incredible creatures – with three different species moving around the coast, your chances of seeing them are as high as anywhere. The rest of your time in Victoria is free to enjoy the relaxed, friendly charms of the city.

Whale tail coming out of the sea
Man at Great Wall of China

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