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British Columbia Holidays

A diverse oasis of urban and rural landscapes

Home to varied landscapes, explore British Columbia and you’ll find vibrant, bustling cities nestled between vast sceneries of mountains, forests and gorgeous lakes. Read more...

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Explore the Beauty of British Columbia

Getaway BC – from inspiring landscapes to luxurious lodges, British Columbia is the perfect place to relax naturally.  Escape to one of BC’s world-class resorts, set amongst truly breathtaking scenery.   

If you love Wildlife, you’ll love BC! Take a whale-watching boat trip or catch a glimpse of grizzlies on the shore from your kayak.  Spot an eagle fishing or dolphins playing – come and meet our locals in British Columbia.

Urban BC welcomes city-lovers with a vibrant mix of culture and outdoor activities. Explore cosmopolitan Vancouver's stunning setting between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountains to BC's provincial capital, the charming harbour city of Victoria, nestled at the tip of Vancouver Island.

Tour BC from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains - British Columbia is an amazing destination you’ll never tire of!  Take a self-drive tour through picturesque scenery – an unforgettable backdrop to your holiday. 

 

Whether you come for the orca whales, the windsurfing or the outstanding wildlife-spotting tours, British Columbia holidays offers something for everyone and includes a fantastic mix of exciting sports and natural beauty.

Western Canada is something of a natural playground and holidays to British Columbia offer the opportunity to try everything from bungee jumping to caving, from some of the world’s best ski resorts to summer vineyard tours.

Explore British Columbia

Outdoor activities are extremely popular in both the north and south of British Columbia that complements the bustling urban cities and towns, which are packed with restaurants and attractions. From the totems of Stanley Park to the impossibly-blue waters of Moraine Lake, British Columbia holidays offer an impressive blend of cultural and natural beauty.

The province offers a variety of attractions to suit any kind of holiday itinerary; Vancouver is a vibrant city of culture and outdoor spaces; Victoria is known for its beautiful gardens and milder climate; the town of Field offers breathtaking mountain scenery; Kamloops is a fast-growing destination set in ranching country with amazing golf courses and hiking trails; Kelowna sits on the shores of Lake Okanagan and is known for its vineyards; Muncho Lake is known for its constant blue hue and abundance of wildlife; Whistler is one of the world’s most popular ski resorts and Prince George is a bustling city known for its excellent shopping opportunities as well as outdoor sports.

British Columbia has some of the greatest diversity of aboriginal cultures in Canada, which are celebrated at a number of very popular cultural sites throughout the province. The University of British Columbia's stunning Museum of Anthropology boasts an acclaimed collection of artifacts. Exhibits include traditional canoes, masks, jewellery, carvings, longhouse replicas and totem poles. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler is the result of a partnership between the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations, the traditional inhabitants of the Whistler Valley. Guests can learn about the distinct culture, history and arts of the two nations.

Holiday highlights

  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • The totems of Stanley Park
  • Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
  • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
  • Haida Heritage Centre, Haida Gwaii
  • Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre, Osoyos
  • Quw’utsan Cultural Centre
  • The Kootenay Rockies
  • Thompson Okanagan

When to go to British Columbia

The weather in British Columbia is heavily influenced by its position, having the ocean to its east and the Rocky Mountains to the west. Coastal British Columbia is characterised by its proneness to heavy rainfall and milder temperatures. In Victoria, summers see average temperatures in August reach 20.1°C while in winter, the average lows drop to around 3°C in January. Average summer temperatures in Vancouver reach 22°C in July and August experiences winter lows averaging 1°C in December and January.  

Visiting British Columbia

Holidays to British Columbia are ideal for escorted touring. The province enjoys stunning scenery and vibrant, exciting cities, with more temperate climates than its neighbours. Vancouver makes for an amazing final destination or launch pad for cruises up Alaska’s Inside Passage or for whale-watching and wildlife tours.

Touring in British Columbia

Canadian Sky’s Bear Watching on Vancouver Island is a fantastic wildlife holiday experience that packs in some of the most amazing scenery on the Campbell River and Knight Inlet.

Planning a holiday to British Columbia in 2016/2017?

Planning your holidays to British Columbia in 2016 or 2017? Canadian Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect holiday. Call our British Columbia specialists today and make the most of your next holiday.

British Columbia Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in British Columbia. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our Canadian Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.


Top 10 things to do in British Columbia Top 10 things to do in British Columbia
Known for their natural beauty and fantastic sightseeing opportunities, Canada's national parks offer an amazing experience to remember. Take a trip to British Columbia for Inner Harbour, Victoria and discover the famous landscapes or walk along the spectacular Wild Pacific Trail.
Getting around British Columbia and where to stay Getting around British Columbia and where to stay
Grab the car keys and get behind the wheel – we’re going to travel around British Columbia’s national parks and mountain ranges, staying in fantastic resorts and taking part in thrilling activities along the way.
Exploring British Columbia by motorhome Exploring British Columbia by motorhome
Riding through British Columbia's incredible sceneries in a motorhome is one of our favourite ways to explore this vast region - come find out why, and how you can experience this exciting way of travelling around Canada.


British Columbia Customer Stories

Still deciding on things to see and do in British Columbia? Our customer’s holiday stories will be sure to give you inspiration. Come and find out what our customers thought of this fantastic destination.



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British Columbia Weather

Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

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