Canada's West Coast and Vancouver IslandAdventure and hiking tours with camping or hotels to Canada's west coast and Vancouver Island in British Columbia - from Calgary to Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler.
BC will take your breath away with its fresh, dynamic and outdoorsy way of life!
It’s a place of big ideas, where the word "impossible" has been all but stricken from the dictionary. British Columbians are understandably proud of their stunningly beautiful province and their unique lifestyle in tiny fishing outposts and ancient Native settlements and vibrant modern cities like Whistler, Victoria or Vancouver.
The rugged Coastal Mountains with fjords reaching deep into the mainland and a maze of islands typify the northern part of west coast. A great way to experience this coastal wonderland is on one of BC Ferries’ scheduled cruises like the famous Inside Passage between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy or the Discovery Cost Passage between Bella Coola and Port Hardy.
At 460 kilometres in length, Vancouver Island is almost as long as Ireland.
The Island is 65 km (40 mi) at its narrowest and 97 km (60 mi) at its widest points with a total area of 31,284 sqkm (12,087 square miles). The Island also boasts 3,440 km (2137 miles) of pristine coastline.
A large mountain spine runs almost the entire length of the Island and breaks up into long mountain fjords along its West Coast. Strathcona Provincial Park, located in the center of the Island offers beautiful campgrounds and a large choice of hiking trails.
Vancouver Island boasts the warmest climate in Canada with winter temperatures rarely falling below zero and summer temperatures averaging 25° C ( 77° F). The overall summer climate on Vancouver Island is often compared to the summers in the Mediterranean region.
The magnificent Pacific Rim National Park provides protection for substantial rain forests and an amazing marine environment on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The full force of the mighty Pacific Ocean mercilessly pounds the constantly changing shores of this rugged coastline.
5 outdoor- and adventure vacations with the BC west coast and Vancouver Island
Rocky Mountains - Ocean Islands, HA 3-week CAMPING tour from the majestic Canadian Rockies to the ancient forests guarding the Pacific coast, with great hikes, bear and whale watching, hot springs, a kayak trip with camping on a lonely island and much more.
Calgary - Vancouver Active Tour, GA 2 week CAMPING trip through the famous Rocky Mountain Parks on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta and the varied landscapes of BC. You experience all this not just from the window of a car, but hiking your guide's favourite trails.
Beaches and Glaciers, Hiking on Vancouver Island, V7A week long CAMPING and hiking tour in the wilderness along the Pacific Ocean and the mountains of the Forbidden Plateau. A highlight is a kayak adventure with one night of primitive camping on the beach of Vargas Island.
Treasures of Vancouver Island, V10Within minutes of driving from your HOTELS you find beaches for sun bathing, surfing and swimming, easy hikes to ancient glaciers, forests of giant cedars and alpine meadows, cascading waterfalls, hidden lakes and wild, storm swept shores.
Western Round Trip with Local Flavour, EA 16-day HOTEL tour with many fun and unusual outings and activities. You visit great places and sights in British Columbia and Alberta: the Pacific coast, ranches and logging towns, majestic peaks and turquoise lakes of the Rocky Mountains.