Arrival in Vancouver. Take the SkyTrain ($) from the airport to downtown Vancouver. Tucked between mountains and the sea, Vancouver stuns with its superb setting. Between natural beauty and urban thrills, discoveries abound.
Vancouver has a lot to offer visitors and is easy to explore on foot or by public transport. You can roam among downtown’s modern architecture, lose yourself in Chinatown, or make it to Granville Island, an alluring, revived neighbourhood famous for its market teeming with local produce. In the historic neighbourhood of Gastown, don’t miss the steam clock, one of Vancouver’s curiosities. Stanley Park also deserves a visit for a stroll or a bike ride. Truly the city’s green lungs, the view of Vancouver from here is breathtaking. Find the collection of totem poles, a beautiful example of First Nations art in Canada. Make your way from downtown to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge or Grouse Mountain (included) At night, explore Yaletown’s trendy restaurants and high-end boutiques.
Vancouver – Victoria
From downtown Vancouver, take flight aboard a sea plane to land directly in Victoria Harbour. During your 35-minute flight, enjoy the aerial view of British Columbia’s coast and the Gulf Islands. Victoria is easily explored on foot. The harbour, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, popular shopping streets, and the entire downtown core are easily accessible. The legacy of afternoon high tea lives on here. Don’t miss a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens, considered to be one of the most beautiful ones in the world, or to the Royal BC Museum and Archives.
Today, embark on a whale-watching cruise, a must-see when visiting Vancouver Island! Aboard a comfortable catamaran and accompanied by a certified guide, discover the marine life populating the Salish Sea. Navigate between the islands for the chance to spot nautical birds, seals, otters and, of course, humpback, grey, fin and orca whales. Enjoy an afternoon stroll downtown to discover farmers’ markets offering local and organic produce, or head to the harbour’s docks to sample some delicious fish and chips. Finish the night in one of the city’s many pubs!
Return to the airport and board your flight home.