British Columbia for Families

Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, Whistler & Sonora Island

From €6200 per person in low season
From €6700 per person in high season

based on 12 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Car rental

  • Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

  • Coastal Bear Watch from Tofino

  • Zip-lining in Whistler

  • Bear Viewing Tour in Whistler

  • Ferry transfer from Tofino

  • Full board at Sonora Resort

Pricing based on a family of four.

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At a Glance

  • Experience the best of British Columbia with opportunities for adventure at every turn

  • Search for whales and bears in BC's most idyllic settings

  • An unforgettable road-trip with ferries and seaplanes to give the kids a sense of adventure

  • Experience the incredible Sonora Island, a luxury retreat in the heart of the Canadian wilderness

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Vancouver's climate is the mildest in Canada, averaging 20°C in summer and 2°C in winter. But you don't hear much about that accolade. Instead you hear about the rain. Bucket loads of it fall, especially in winter (January, February and March). In the mountains, a mere 20 minutes away, this translates into snow for excellent skiing. TThe average seasonal snowfall at 1600m (5000 feet) is a spectacular 25 metres (75 feet), four or five times the average in most areas of the Alps. July through September are the best bets for sunshine

BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.

Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 938 002 990 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

From the vibrant city of Vancouver to the stunning mountain scenery of Whistler, through to the tranquil inlets of the Sunshine Coast and dramatic beaches and wildlife of Vancouver Island, this itinerary brings together the very best of BC in one trip.

  1. Days 1-3: Vancouver

    Start your journey in Vancouver and discover the sights and sounds of this bustling harbourside city. On the edge of mountain wilderness, Vancouver is the gateway city for nature and adventure lovers, with a vibrant culinary scene. Home to the beautiful Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain and a vast harbour, you can spend your days exploring by bicycle, zodiac or even on foot. We can arrange fun-filled activities for all the family as well as reservations at the best family-friendly restaurants in town.

    Accommodation: Loden Hotel (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-4: Victoria

    After a day exploring the city, you will then take an exciting ride on a seaplane over to Vancouver Island; fly over the Gulf Islands and keep your eyes peeled for a pod of Orcas below before coming in to land on the harbour waters of Victoria. Upon arrival, you will be whisked away to your hotel where you can drop your bags and get settled. In the afternoon, take a stroll around the charming harbour and find an ice cream parlour, go for afternoon tea at the famous Fairmont Empress Hotel or visit the impressive Museum of British Columbia. Kids will love renting a bicycle and heading out to Beacon Hill Park, or take them to the famous Butchart Gardens to admire the flora and fauna of this vast nature haven.

    Accommodation: Oswego Hotel (1 night)

  3. Days 4-7: Tofino

    The next day, pick up your rental car and head for the pristine Pacific Rim National Park. Once you have arrived in Tofino, you can breathe in the fresh Canadian air, stroll on driftwood strewn beaches and admire the incredible coastal scenery from your room. With four nights here, you’ll have plenty of time to explore and families will love heading out on a zodiac in search of humpback whales and grizzly bears. You may also choose to have a surf lesson or head out in a traditional Canadian canoe to learn about the First Nations communities. 

    Accommodation: Long Beach Lodge (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-10: Whistler (Summer)

    From Tofino, you’ll head back across the island to take a ferry back to the mainland. This is another opportunity to watch for whales in the distance and kids will love the sense of adventure of taking a ferry across from the island. When you arrive into Horseshoe Bay, take the car and drive north on the glorious Sea to Sky Highway to the alpine adventure village of Whistler. Best known for its winter skiing, Whistler attracts thrill-seekers and adventure lovers of all ages, year round. The village comes alive during the summer when many of the ski trails turn to mountain bike tracks and bears come out of hibernation. From heli-hiking, white-water rafting, zip-lining or simply a gentle walk up on the mountains; there's something for everyone. Families will love heading out at sunrise on a bear viewing tour, so we have included this especially for you.

    Accommodation: Four Seasons Whistler (3 nights)

  5. Days 10-13: British Columbia

    For your final few days, you’ll be heading to the magical Sonora Island for some more adventure-filled days. Located in the heart of the Canadian wilderness, this luxury resort is the perfect way to end your holiday; with a few days experiencing wildlife encounters, outdoor activities and unspoilt natural beauty. Spend your time here salmon fishing, kayaking around remote islands and wildlife watching from Eaglemaster boats; a unique getaway your kids will unlikely forget.

    Accommodation: Sonora Resort (3 nights)

Experiences

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is a great family afternoon out. Only 10 minutes from Vancouver downtown, walk in a rainforest with a twist! The wobbly bridge over the Capilano gorge may get your head spinning but children love it.

  • Cycling in Whistler

    Summer is a big deal in Whistler and cycling of all kinds is the activity of choice, whether you are after road cycling, a gentle day out with children or World Cup quality downhill mountain biking in Whistler Mountain's Bike Park.

  • Kayak Amongst Glaciers

    For one of life's most extraordinary experiences, head to the majestic glaciers of British Columbia. From Vancouver, you will be whisked away to the Canadian wilderness in a helicopter for an unforgettable kayak excursion on pristine glacial lakes.

  • Stanley Park Cycling Tour

    This is definitely more than just a ride in the park! Your guide will weave through pristine forest trails that criss-cross through iconic Stanley Park, bringing this amazing wilderness city to life with their commentary.

  • Walking trails in the Pacific Rim National Park

    Close to Tofino and Ucluelet , the Pacific Rim National Park has some excellent designated walking trails in spectacular forest and beach settings.

Location

Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, Whistler & Sonora Island

Rosewood Hotel Georgia is situated on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, 15-minutes from the harbour and 5-minutes from the main shopping area of Robson Street. Siwash Lake Ranch is in a semi remote area of the Cariboo region, high on the Bonaparte Plateau at the foot of the Cariboo Mountains. Located between Vancouver and Jasper, not far from Kamloops. Clayoquat Sound is lcaoted in Bedwell River near Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is only accessible by seaplane.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 938 002 990 to start planning your holiday.

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