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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver

Epic outdoor playground, city sophistication

Vancouver tailor-made holidays

Introduction

The west coast city of Vancouver is where your Canadian adventure truly starts. Its green spaces, beach shores and historic architecture create a hub that's all eclectic shops, sensational art galleries, trendy streets and cosy forest trails, all framed by snow-capped, steely mountains and the glorious views we've come to expect of Canada. 

Historic architecture

Much of Vancouver’s allure lies in its old-age buildings and innovative architecture, from the iconic wonder of Canada Place to dynamic Gastown’s streets peppered with 19th century buildings, unique art galleries and boutiques. Over in the West End, public art and sculptures dot colourful streets, while historic Yaletown is all charm, with charming shops and buzzy bars lining picturesque oceanfront walkways.

Culinary delights

Vancouver's population is sparklingly diverse, reflected in its endlessly varied food and drinks scene, from street food to restaurants even impressive to the most seasoned culinary connoisseur. Don't miss the, perhaps surprisingly, excellent Japanese eateries and trendy coffee shops of Gastown before checking out Granville Market, where fresh produce and local wines are showcased in a sprawling indoor fair. 

Natural world

But it’s Vancouver’s outdoors that really shines. It’s been mentioned many a time, but there's certainly a unique beauty in being able to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon. Not merely satisfied with the mountains that lie moments outside the city, Vancouver is also filled with forest trails and gardens, particularly beautiful between March and April when the city blooms in cherry blossoms. There's also the serene Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the third largest outside of China, and Stanley Park, which plays host to acres of water-lined greenery and forest. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, the world's longest and highest of its kind, is a wonderful way to absorb the surrounding woodland and waterfalls, or the craggy rocks of Lighthouse Park provide a gorgeously scenic place to while away the hours. Vancouver also acts as a starting point for tours to the surrounding archipelago, including the national parks of the Sunshine Coast and wonderful whale watching opportunities of Vancouver Island

Special offers in Vancouver

Luxury on the Frontier on Regent Seven Seas

11-day cruise from £5,365 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $300 Spa or shipboard credit per suite
Book by: 01 April 2021

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

Northern British Columbia Wilderness Self-Drive

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,690 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £170 pp
Book by: 15 December 2018

The interior and coastal remotes of British Columbia are true hidden jewels. And, their wildlife experiences, scenic drives and beautiful lodges are all showcased on this tailor-made itinerary.

Spirit Of Independence on Regent Seven Seas

8-day cruise from £5,765 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $400 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

Alaska and the Rockies on Silver Muse

17-day cruise & rail from £9,425 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Alaska cruise and rail offer fares

Enjoy watching pods of Humpback Whales feeding on Herring and strolling along the beach for a salmon barbeque, this is a voyage to delight both the eyes and tastebuds.

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Top itineraries in Vancouver

Vancouver, Whistler and the Rockies‬

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,475 pp incl. flights

Make the most of Canada’s national-park drama with this superb-value trip that combines impossibly scenic drives with plenty of included excursions. Enjoy everything from glacier walks and hot spring dips to gondola trips into Banff and Jasper’s snow-capped mountains.

Grizzlies, Orcas & Black Bears Self Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,075 pp incl. flights

Leave the urbane charms of Vancouver behind to take in the unique wildlife of Vancouver Island with ultra-scenic drives, expert-led excursions and stays in remote lodges.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

7-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £2,550 pp incl. flights

Sweep through the Canadian Rockies on a truly legendary rail journey, stopping off for scenic helicopter flights, gondola rides and guided tours of Banff and Yoho National Park. You'll even stay right on the shores of Lake Louise.

Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise Escorted Tour

20-day escorted tour & rail journey from £7,645 pp incl. flights

The Canadian Rockies are spectacular. Giant peaks towering above beautiful tree-covered valleys and sparkling lakes, interspersed with pretty villages and mountain resorts sit alongside an abundance of native wildlife from deer and moose to black bears and grizzlies.

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Top places to stay in Vancouver

Nimmo Bay Resort

Small & intimate lodge from £4,965 pp incl. flights

Accessed by float plane or helicopter from either Port Hardy or Port McNeill - towns located an hour's flight from Vancouver at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Nimmo Bay is as remote as it is beautiful.

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Contemporary hotel

Synonymous throughout Canada for their traditional and elegant hotels Fairmont have introduced a new level of luxury and style with the Pacific Rim.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Historic hotel

Harking back to the elegance and style of the Twenties, this hotel is a Vancouver landmark and has been sympathetically restored to offer every creature comfort.

The Loden

Designer hotel

Located in Coal Harbour, The Loden is inspired by the surrounding mountains and is a very peaceful place to stay, with central connections.

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When to go to Vancouver

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    Winter is Canada's longest season. However, rather than shut down the country comes alive with opportunities for activities and festivities. Essentially the country is one big winter playground.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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