The Canadian wilderness is home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. In a day, you can witness grizzlies fishing for salmon, come face to face with a majestic moose and watch a breaching humpback whale off the coast. For wildlife photographers, the dramatic landscapes of Canada provide the ultimate setting whilst nature lovers are bound to be blown away by the diverse flora and fauna that awaits around every corner.
Canada’s landscapes are primed for a hiking adventure and its many thousands of trails are fit for any age and ability. Whether it be heli-hiking in the mountains, or a gentle stroll around one of its many alpine lakes, no matter your fitness or walking preferences, there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone.
Canada’s formidable scenery is primed for discovery on four wheels. Roads skirt majestic mountain passes, shimmering blue lakes and endless wilderness making for a journey you and your loved ones will never forget. Whether its that of a sparkling ocean, a lush pine forest, a thundering waterfall, a craggy peak or a gurgling stream, there is a postcard perfect view awaiting at every turn in the road.
The soaring mountains and thick forests of inland British Columbia are a thrilling wilderness where hikers roam through flower-filled meadows and grizzly bears fish for salmon, but venturing to the coast provides just as much fun and adventure. Our specialists have handpicked their favourite ways to spend their days in Coastal BC.
A pristine wilderness on a scale difficult to imagine, Canada’s glaciated Rocky Mountains are a true adventure playground with a huge range of activities on offer. From hiking to horse-riding and of course wildlife spotting, there is no end of things to do. Here’s our lowdown on the top ten ways to spend your days in this grand region, which spans the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia...
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Best for: Family
Boasting an exceptional location right on Vancouver’s glistening harbour-front, the Fairmont Waterfront offers some of the best hotel views in the city and obtains a more modern and boutique feel than its sister properties.
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The hotel is within easy reach of the harbour, allowing guests to be just a stone’s throw away from seaplane sightseeing and boat tours. Canada Place is also directly opposite, as well as the bus terminal for all major tourist bus routes and tours.
Rooms have been recently renovated, showcasing the best of the Fairmont style and classic décor. Decorated to the highest standard, the Waterfront offers upscale comfort and a completely personalised service. Rooms are light and bright, with large framed windows allowing for the unparalleled West Coast views of the harbour and beyond, but also remain cosy.
The hotel restaurant, ARC offers artisan cuisine for weekend brunches, lunch and dinners using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to make the most delicious dishes. Sit back, relax and order a cool cocktail or craft beer whilst listening to the nightly live music.
Ideal for both couples and families, the Waterfront brings you the best views in an enviable spot in the centre of downtown. A short walk away, guests will find trendy pubs, bustling cocktail bars and eateries of historic Gastown, as well as the picturesque sea wall walk. Not to be missed is a trip over to the gorgeous Stanley Park where you can bike amongst the giant trees and stop for photo opportunities at some of the largest totem poles in the world.
When to go
Vancouver is arguably most famous for being the wettest city in Canada. However, unlike other cities, it doesn't get that cold in winter and only experiences small amounts of snow. The best time to visit is during the summer months, when the weather warms up considerably. The months of June, July and August are also the driest, but be sure to pack for light rain and chilly breezes, especially if you're heading up to the mountains.
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Things to do
48 Hour Vancouver Hop-On, Hop-Off Classic Pass
The Hop-On, Hop-Off City Attractions Tour is the easiest way to enjoy Vancouver’s most popular areas: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more!
Grouse Mountain Skyride Admission
Ticket admission to Grouse Mountain including a scenic roundtrip on the Skyride.
Granville Island Market Tour
Granville Island is Vancouver's destination for lovers of food, art and culture. Eat your way through one of Canada's most loved markets and hear the intriguing stories behind the tasty creations made and sold by some of the locals.
FlyOver Canada is located on the Canada Place pier in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Buckle up your seatbelt and prepare for the flight of your life!
Stanley Park Bicycle Tour
Stanley Park is one of the world’s most beautiful parks with amazing views of Vancouver’s skyline, temperate rainforest and a wonderful collection of totem poles. This easy six-mile ride is taken at a relaxed pace as your guide brings it all to life.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Spanning three kilometres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a breathtaking journey with 360-degree views. Access via the Whistler Village Gondola.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Walk across the magnificent Capilano Suspension Bridge, rise high above the canyon along a new granite Cliffwalk and climb through old growth fir trees on the Treetops Adventure. Don't forget to take a complimentary guided nature walk.
Ultimate Day Tour
This is the ultimate day trip for whale watching and sightseeing in Victoria. Visit the Butchart Gardens, have lunch at Victoria's historic Inner Harbour and enjoy a Gulf Islands cruise on your return to Vancouver.
Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola Tour
Traverse from the scenic coastline of Howe Sound fjord to the lush forested peaks of the Coast Mountains. This escape from the city is an ideal way to experience the natural wonders surrounding Vancouver and Whistler.