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British Columbia – Tours

Tours in British Columbia

If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure, a trip to British Columbia ticks all the boxes. With its endless expanses of ancient forests, miles of pristine coastline and towering mountain ranges, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Discover British Columbia’s dramatic mountain scenery in style aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, as part of our Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circles tour. Your journey begins in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, strolling through charming Stanley Park, before stopping off at Banff for an exhilarating ride across the Athabasca Glacier on the massive all-terrain Ice Explorer. Your next stop is Jasper – its national park is a designated dark sky preserve, and as such its wilderness is one of the best places in all of Canada to view the Northern Lights. Before your trip culminates at Vancouver – on an incredible cruise through the Inside Passage – you’ll reach the resort town of Whistler, a scenic haven for adventurers and winter sports lovers.

Alternatively, our Rockies Trail Tour will have you journeying across the great Canadian Rockies, from the soaring skyscrapers of Calgary to the roaring waterfalls of multi-cultural Vancouver, via frozen icefields, hot springs, deep canyons and tranquil coastlines.

11 days Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska

Seven Seas Mariner Alaska Cruise

Guide Price €8,075 pp  

Set sail for the wilderness and beauty of Canada and Alaska in luxury with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. From the moment you embark upon the 700 guest all suites, all balcony Seven Seas Mariner® you can expect exceptional service and...

Luxury holidays

Seven Seas Mariner Alaska Cruise
16 days High Note Trail, Whistler

Unlimited Adventures

 

Take an epic adventure across the great Canadian Rockies. Journey from Calgary through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the breath taking coastlines of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Experience the wilderness of Banff National Park, the magnificence of Lake Louise...

Self drive holidays

Unlimited Adventures
8 days

Western Journey Tour

 

Journey from Sea to Sky on this spectacular tour. Travel through the craggy Rocky Mountain passes and tour the rugged Pacific coastlines with vistas of incredible fjords and glacial valleys. Experience the romance and hospitality the West has to offer...

Escorted tours

Western Journey Tour
14 days

Canadian Contrasts Tour

 

Uncover Canada's most breathtaking treasures and journey through snow-capped mountains, rolling ranch-land and amazing cities. From the cosmopolitan culture and history of the eastern coast, to the awe-inspiring mountains and glaciers of the west, experience unique excursions and create unforgettable...

Escorted tours

Canadian Contrasts Tour
10 days

Rockies Trail Tour

 

Experience hot springs, glacial ice fields and breath-taking views in the Rocky Mountains, your amazing gateway to Canada. Journey over rolling foothills and through interior canyons to discover the frontier legends of homesteaders, cowboys, and gold seekers. As the mountain...

Escorted tours

Rockies Trail Tour
14 days Patricia Lake, Jasper

Great Parks of the West

 

Vancouver is the starting point for this exciting journey through the best National Parks of the Canadian Rockies. See spectacular scenery from the stunning lakes in Banff to the soaring peaks at Whistler as you head through some of the...

Self drive holidays

Great Parks of the West
9 days

Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island

 

Experience vibrant, cosmopolitan cities, incredible wildlife and the unrivalled beauty of Vancouver Island's scenery. Arriving first in the provincial capital of Victoria, where you'll hit the water for a world-class whale watching journey in the Strait of Georgia. Then, travel...

Self drive holidays

Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island
15 days Stanley Park Totem Pole, Vancouver

Totem Peaks

 

Snow capped mountains, crystal clear lakes, unexplored forests; welcome to Western Canada! This 14 night tour, starting and ending in Vancouver, takes in some of the most picturesque sights in the west including the National Parks of Banff and Jasper.

Self drive holidays

Totem Peaks
7 days

Olympic National Park and Vancouver Island Tour

 

The Pacific Northwest and South Eastern Canada are combined in this fabulous 7 day escorted small group tour. Visit Olympic National Park and Vancouver Island to experience the rugged coastline both share, which is home to black bears and orca...

Escorted tours

Olympic National Park and Vancouver Island Tour
13 days

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle

 

Step aboard an ultimate rail journey through Western Canada and the magnificent Canadian Rockies on-board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer. This magnificent journey combines two classic Rocky Mountaineer train routes, First Passage to the West and Rainforest to Goldrush , in...

Rail journeys

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle

Frequently Asked Questions

English is the main language spoken in British Columbia, followed by Cantonese and Mandarin. More than half of all school-age children in Vancouver are raised speaking a language other than English.

Because of its size, the climate in British Columbia is quite varied, but generally temperate. It is largely influenced by the Pacific Ocean, which brings a mild oceanic climate to the southern coastal regions. Its mountain ranges also block a lot of rain, resulting in a semi-arid climate in some of the interior regions.

The name ‘British Columbia’ was chosen by Queen Victoria, and officially proclaimed in 1858. The area was originally known as the Columbia District, before disputed lands were divided into British Columbia and American Columbia. Ultimately, the ‘Columbia’ element of its name was taken from the Columbia River that flows through the area, which was named after the famous Columbia Rediviva ship that traded in the area, which in turn was named after Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the ‘New World’, also named Columbia.

Canada’s third largest province boasts the mildest weather and some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Lovers of the outdoors flock to Whistler, but that’s by no means the only place for adventure in British Columbia. Head a little off the beaten track and discover the true wild beauty of this unforgettable destination.

Why you'll love British Columbia...

• Marvelling at Canada’s highest waterfall, the Della Falls in Strathcona Provincial Park
• Gazing up at the Hanging Garden Tree on Meares Island
• Riding on the world’s longest unsupported cable car in Whistler
• Spotting the native spirit bear, a rare subspecies of the black bear, which has white fur
• Sampling a delicious glass of the local ice wine
• Seeing a film at the Patricia Theatre in Powell River, Canada’s longest running cinema
• Admiring the First Nations totem pole art in Vancouver’s Stanley Park
• Walking among the treetops across the Capilano Suspension Bridge
• Enjoying Vancouver’s gourmet food scene
• Whale watching along the Haro Straits, home to orcas and sealions
• Embracing the great outdoors, in one of the six national parks and over 400 provincial parks
• Cheering the home team at an ice hockey game, Canada’s national winter sport

Did you know?

• Canada’s wettest city is in British Columbia. Prince Rupert is appropriately nicknamed The City of Rainbows. On average, Prince Rupert’s annual precipitation is around 2,590 millimetres (102 in)
• The coastal city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island is home to the sport of bathtub racing, with the first race dating back to 1967
• Sightings of the legendary Sasquatch have consistently been reported in BC for over 200 years