This suggested itinerary has been tailored to suit a family holiday and takes in Vancouver & Victoria with a transfer by seaplane between both cities.
Highlights of the trip include Vancouver's Stanley Park, Gastown, the markets at Granville Island, Canada Place, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. In Victoria take in a whale watching tour, visit the Royal BC Museum, play in Beacon Hill Park and enjoy the splendor of Butchart Gardens.
Suggested Add on: A family kayaking tour, Tofino & Ucluelet, Whistler, The Okanagan, Sunshine Coast. A Ranch Stay or Luxury Wilderness Lodge.
Suggested duration: 6 days
As with all our itineraries, this is just a suggestion to give you an idea of what works well for a family holiday. Itineraries can be mixed and matched so please contact our travel advisers to craft your own family holiday in Canada.
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and make your way to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to get your bearings, settle in and start exploring.
Day 2: Vancouver
Enjoy a day exploring Vancouver and seeing the sights. Enjoy one of the many excellent city tours that depart from Canada Place. Take in Robson Street, Stanley Park, Granville Island and historic Gastown.
Day 3: Vancouver
Head slightly out of town to Grouse Mountain. Enjoy a gondola ride up the mountain and see the resident grizzlies and the magnificent view. Head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for some more exploring and a tree top adventure.
Day 4: Vancouver to Victoria
Board a seaplane for the scenic trip over to Vancouver Island and the provincial capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Take in the spectacular views of Vancouver as you head over to the Strait of Georgia. Enjoy an afternoon exploring Victoria. Perhaps take in the Royal BC Museum to learn more about local history.
Day 5: Victoria
In the morning take a whale watching trip from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Go out in search of orcas, minke, grey whales, porpoises and other marine wildlife. In the afternoon head up to Beacon Hill Park for a stroll and play.
Day 6: Victoria to Vancouver
Return to Vancouver by ferry and scheduled coach or collect a car in Victoria to explore the rest of the island.
Suggested Add on: A family kayaking tour, Tofino & Ucluelet, Whistler, The Okanagan, Sunshine Coast, A Ranch Stay, A Luxury Wilderness Lodge