Vancouver, Whistler and Western Canada: your perfect holiday
One of the best features of western Canada is the weather: from Whistler’s mountains to the beautiful beaches of Vancouver Island, travellers are protected by the year-round mild climate and indulged with splendour in every direction—which is perhaps what makes Vancouver such an ideal destination. Other things to do in Vancouver include strolling through Stanley Park to check out the aquarium, and visiting local attractions like the Police Museum, or the Museum of Anthropology, which is part of the University of British Columbia.
Ski and snowboard enthusiasts can enjoy a day on the slopes during the winter months by taking a cable car up to Grouse Mountain, known as the Peak of Vancouver, or taking the 2-hour journey to Whistler, a world-class ski resort. In the summer, locals and tourists alike find plenty of things to do in the mountains around Vancouver, such as hiking, bike riding, rafting and ziplining.
For those who prefer more level ground, Vancouver Island, the largest island on the West Coast of North America, is well worth a visit. Action-seekers can indulge in scuba-diving and surfing, while others can relax on one of the island’s many sandy beaches or even go whale watching in Tofino on the island’s west side. A ferry system makes it easy to get to Vancouver Island from Vancouver, and there are plenty of local hotels to choose from for longer stays.
A holiday in British Columbia can be different for everyone. Reserve a flight to Vancouver and get your Pacific coast adventure started.
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