Brilliant British Columbia

Brilliant British Columbia

14 nights From £3,335
Including flights, car rental & a choice of handpicked hotels.
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British Columbia is like a country of its own, and is a province of dramatic contrasts. Be in awe of the views from atop mountains or feel the warmth of a sun-baked desert. Lie on the beach or experience the beauty of the historic rain forests.
British Columbia is a four season destination and offers fantastic natural sights along with vibrant, modern cities. This itinerary begins in the world class city of Vancouver before heading over to the beautiful Vancouver Island visiting Victoria and Tofino before looping through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in Whistler back to Vancouver.

Day 1
Vancouver Arrival

Depart London Heathrow – 12:40
Arrive Vancouver – 14:00
Journey Time – 9 hours 20 minutes

Upon arrival into Vancouver transfer (included) to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.

Overnight – Vancouver

Standard – Rosedale on Robson
Superior – Westin Bayshore

Day 2

The day is yours to discover the coastal city of Vancouver. Canada’s third-largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port with a multi-cultural ambience. The spectacular setting invites you outdoors; explore the restaurants, shopping, galleries and museums, nightlife, entertainment and more.

Overnight – Vancouver

Standard – Rosedale on Robson
Superior – Westin Bayshore

Day 3
Vancouver to Whistler
122 km

This morning pick up your rental car from downtown Vancouver at 9:00 am and depart along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Arrive into Whistler by early afternoon.

Overnight – Whistler

Standard – Aava Whistler Hotel
Superior – Hilton Whistler Resort

Day 4

This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining. Or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine café’s and restaurants in this European inspired alpine village. Experience the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain.

Take the Whistler Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine and then rise to over 7,000 feet via Whistler’s premier open chairlift. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more. Gondola dates of operation: May – Sep, Summer dates are subject to change due to factors such as weather and snowpack, if gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Overnight – Whistler

Standard – Aava Whistler Hotel
Superior – Hilton Whistler Resort

Day 5
Whistler to Egmont

Return down the Sea to Sky Highway to Horseshoe Bay and sail for 45 minutes (ferry toll included) to the Sunshine Coast. This scenic cruise takes you through fjord like waters with mountains blanketed with virgin forests and glaciated peaks. At Langdale disembark the ferry and drive the leisurely and stunningly scenic route through forests and coastal fishing villages to your overnight accommodation.

Overnight – Egmont

Standard & Superior – West Coast Wilderness Resort

Day 6
Sunshine Coast

The beautiful natural landscape of Canada’s Pacific Coast will allow you to take part in an abundance of outdoor adventures

Overnight – Egmont

Standard & Superior – West Coast Wilderness Resort

Day 7
Egmont to Quadra Island

Today, travel north to Earls Cove for a 50 minute ferry ride (included) to Saltery Bay. Continue following the coast to Powell River to board another BC Ferry service (ferry toll included) across the strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Continue north to Campbell River and your destination Quadra Island.

Overnight – Quadra Island

Standard & Superior – April Point Resort

Day 8
Eco Wilderness Cruise into Desolation Sound

By zodiac, cruise through the breath-taking Desolation Sound and enjoy the majesty of Toba Inlet to seek out Black Bears in their natural habitat (included).

Overnight – Quadra Island

Standard & Superior – April Point Resort

Day 9
Quadra Island to Tofino

Depart Quadra Island on a short ferry ride (included) to Vancouver Island and head south west to Tofino on Vancouver Island’s rugged West Coast. En-route, picture stops should be made at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar. Plus, visit the Mars Water-Bombers at Sproat Lake, the world’s two largest water-bombers used for the sole purpose of putting out forest fires. After the Mars Water-Bombers, drive through the majestic Sutton Pass and the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains to arrive in Tofino around mid-afternoon.

Overnight – Tofino

Standard – Best Western Tin Wis Resort
Superior – Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Day 10

You may wish to walk along famed Long Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf, or explore the rain forests on a selection of well groomed trails. Mid-afternoon enjoy a 3 hour whale watching cruise (included) through Clayoquot Sound, revealing sensational scenery, and wildlife such as gray whales, sea lions, porpoises and killer whales. The area is also known for its variety of birds, including tufted puffins and resident bald eagles.

Overnight – Tofino

Standard – Best Western Tin Wis Resort
Superior – Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Day 11

Enjoy another day in Tofino!

Overnight – Tofino

Standard – Best Western Tin Wis Resort
Superior – Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Day 12
Tofino to Victoria

Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria. En-route stops should be made at the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town and Duncan the “City of Totems”. If time permits, visit Quw’utsun’ Heritage Village which provides you with an insight into the lives of the northwest coast people (seasonal hours – admission not included).

Overnight – Victoria

Standard – Chateau Victoria
Superior – Inn at Laurel Point

Day 13
Victoria Exploring (Butchart Gardens)

Today is free to explore Victoria with its turn of the century architecture, British traditions such as high tea and shops full of woollens and China, Admission is included to Butchart Gardens with its 50 acre display of magnificent colour.

Overnight – Victoria

Standard – Chateau Victoria
Superior – Inn at Laurel Point

Day 14
Victoria to Vancouver

Leaving Victoria drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90 mile ferry ride (ferry toll included) to Tsawwassen. On board BC Ferries enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Island as you cross the Strait of Georgia. From Tsawwassen continue on to downtown Vancouver where you will drop off your rental car at approximately 16:00.

Overnight – Vancouver

Standard – Rosedale on Robson
Superior – Westin Bayshore

Day 15
Vancouver Departure

Check-out from your Vancouver hotel and take a private transfer (included) to Vancouver International Airport, where your vacation ends.

Depart Vancouver – 20:40
Arrive London Heathrow – 13:50 (Next Day)
Journey time – 9 hours 10 minutes

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 14 nights
  • Compact car rental based on Hertz – 14 day rental
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.


Itinerary Summary

Location Nights
Vancouver 2
Whistler 2
Egmont 2
Quadra Island 2
Tofino 3
Victoria 2
Vancouver 1

Based on low season travel for 2 people

Factors affecting price:
Availability – early booking, best prices
Seasonal variations
Weekend travel/hotel stays
Special events/conferences
Varying available room types

For all of the above reasons, please speak to our experienced team who can offer relevant advice on seasonal variations and create a personalised itinerary and costing for your specific dates.


British Airways Seat Sale

Call now for further discounts of up to £100 when seat sale fares are available.

Flight Upgrades

Reduced premium cabin travel available.

Prices from
Premium/World Traveller Plus: £249 each way
Business/Club Class: £1,249 each way

Call us on 01159 610590 for availability and details.

Why Book With C.N.A?

  • All holidays ATOL protected.
  • Tailored itinerary to suit you.
  • Choice of airlines & departure points.
  • Deals on flight upgrades.
  • Low booking deposit.
  • Detailed & personalised travel pack – your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is prepared individually.

Complete North America documents

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“We had the holiday of a lifetime in Canada.

Thanks so much for your meticulous planning and perfect tour of this amazing part of Canada – it was even better than I hoped! Knight Inlet was absolutely stunning and we were so lucky to see grizzly bears, a black bear close up, bald eagles, ospreys, deer and lots of amazing wildlife. The drive from Jasper to Banff with the green lakes and snow covered mountains was drop jaw beautiful! The whole trip was incredible and will remain a lifelong cherished memory for all the family.”

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Canoeing on Lake Louise

We wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday.  Everything was organised perfectly, the package which awaited us at our first hotel was very comprehensive and extremely informative.

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Canoeing, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

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