Vancouver Island is a wildlife lover’s dream with whales and bears drawn to the region’s food-rich waters. This is a two-part experience from Tofino which consists of a whale-watching cruise on a 12-passenger Zodiac in the open waters of the Pacific, during which you may spot gray or humpback whales, seals and sea otters. During the second part of the tour you’ll cruise along the coast of the Clayoquot Sound during low tide to see the island’s resident black bears.
Departs daily 01 Apr-17 Oct
On occasion, the second part of the tour may be scheduled for the morning of the following day
Embark on an exciting whalewatching excursion on board the Explorathor. Built in 2010, this premier boat is an open-air zodiac style vessel, with upper level observation deck and covered seating in the stern. Travel through the Gulf Islands region, accompanied by a professional naturalist, and marvel at the beauty and might of the whales in their natural habitat.
There's nothing quite like gently paddling around the quiet waters of the UNESCO-listed Clayoquot Sound, dipping into coves and passing uninhabited islets. Depart from busy Tofino and head out on a 4-hour trip which takes you across to Meares Island where you will leave your kayaks at the shore and trek along the Big Tree Trail which is lined by some of the tallest and oldest trees in the province.
Departs daily 01 Apr-30 Sep
No kayaking experience is necessary, however guests must have a good level of fitness as you will be paddling for a few hours.
Depart from Coal Harbour to begin your exhilarating seaplane flight over Vancouver. Drink in the spellbinding vistas as you soar high above a unique landscape of city, beaches, coastal forests, islands and mountains. Have your camera ready to capture incredible aerial views of the city’s famous sights, such as downtown Vancouver, beautiful Stanley Park, the vibrant harbour, the snowcapped peaks of the North Shore Mountains, Horseshoe Bay, English Bay and Deep Cove. The thrilling sensation of landing on the water is the perfect ending to your adventure.
Join fellow foodies and sample the fresh, seasonal produce on offer at the Granville Island Public Market on this 2-hour tour. As you wander through the stalls you’ll have the opportunity to taste a variety of food – from cheese and charcuterie to donuts – that’s been locally-sourced. Throughout your time at the market there will be 18 tastings and you’ll hear stories about the produce that you’re tasting. This is the perfect opportunity to get a real taste of Canada!
Included: Food and drink tastings
Departs daily in the summer. Departs Thursday-Sunday between 19 September-20 May.
This is the ultimate whale and wildlife-watching adventure from Tofino. Travelling by 12-seater Zodiacs, you'll explore the inlets and fjords of the spectacular Clayquot Sound. This six-hour experience is split into to excursions out on to the water, with a break on land to refresh between voyages. Wildlife you may see during your cruise include black bears, sea lions, sea otters and, depending on the time of year, gray whales, humpback whales and orcas.
Departs daily between 01 Apr and 17 Oct; departure time confirmed at time of booking
Enjoy a spot of active sightseeing on this half day cycling tour. Pedal at a leisurely pace around the beautiful Stanley Park; pass by English Bay and board a ferry that will take you over False Creek to the popular Granville Island public market. You'll have an hour to explore and purchase your lunch before following the sea wall and enjoying views of Vancouver's skyline. The tour will come to a conclusion in historic Gastown.
This tour follows flat bike paths and there are plenty of stops making it ideal for those with a basic fitness level or above.
Cruise along the calm waters of the inlets of beautiful Clayoquot Sound on board a covered cruiser or Zodiac in search of black bears in their natural habitat. Travel along the shore and keep an eye out these beautiful but fearsome creatures as they seek out one of their favourite foods – the rock crab, which they search for when the tide goes out.
Departs daily 15 Apr-15 Oct
Head out of the city, crossing the Lions Gate Bridge on your way to the North Shore. Visit the Capilano Fish Hatchery before continuing on to the foot of Grouse Mountain. Take the Skyride up to the peak where you’ll have some time to take in the views of the city. The tour’s highlight is the visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge which spans the beautiful Capilano Canyon and River. You can also step out on to the cantilevered Cliffwalk which extends out over the canyon.
Enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight over the provincial capital of Victoria and the breathtaking Strait of Juan de Fuca which stretches from the Pacific Ocean towards Seattle and Vancouver. Experience the excitement of taking off from the water and witnessing the southern coastline of Vancouver Island, and the United States’ Olympic Peninsula, with the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains in the distance.
Departs daily 01 May-30 Sep, weather permitting
Explore the oceanside town of Horseshoe Bay which marks the sea end of the Sea to Sky Highway which seemingly clings to the edge of the mountainside. You'll then follow the eastern edge of the beautiful Howe Sound as you travel towards the province's 3rd highest waterfall, Shannon Falls. Continue to the Sea to Sky Gondola and ascend 840 metres up to a viewing platform and a 50-metre suspension bridge. On your way back to the city, stop at the Britannia Mine Museum for a train ride through a historic mine.
For a supplement you can head out for a boat trip (on a 9m rigid inflatable Zodiac) on the beautiful Howe Sound, North America's southern-most fjord. During your time on the water you may see harbour seals and various bird species at the Christie Islet Bird Sanctuary. You'll then step back on dry land at Britannia Beach join the rest of the group and continue on to the falls, the gondola and the mine museum.
Departs daily 01 May-mid October
Head out in search of orcas, minke and gray whales and a whole host of other marine wildlife on this three hour cruise from Victoria. Choose from either a 45 foot ocean cruiser or a more exhilarating ride on a Zodiac RIB, both of which are fitted with a hydrophone to listen for the whales, and will have a naturalist or biologist on board.
Experience a thrilling float plane flight from Coal Harbour to Bowen Island which is situated at the entrance to Howe Sound to the north west of Vancouver. Dinner will be served at Doc Morgan's Pub & Restaurant in the charmingly-named Snug Harbour. Following dinner you'll board a ferry to Horseshoe Bay where a limousine will be waiting to take you back to the city.
Departs daily 01 May to 30 Sep
On this immersive wildlife experience you'll go in search of grizzly bears in the company of a First Nations guide. Learn about the culture and idigenous history of the region as you follow the waterways of the Broughton Archipelago by boat and search for British Columbia's most iconic wildlife species. You'll also visit local villages and the oldest remaining Big House in the country.
Departs daily at 7am from 01 June-15 October
Guests will need to make their way to the tour departure point in Port McNeill (approximately a 30-minute drive from Port Hardy)
Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley for an excellent city tour with full commentary. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop on and off at 30 of Vancouver's premier attractions. Highlights include historical Gastown, Stanley Park, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, False Creek ferry ride and Granville Island. Enjoy the views from the top of the Harbour Centre Tower (admission included).
Experience a unique view of the awesome natural landscapes and modern cities of Canada on one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, Flyover Canada. Take your place in the chairlift-style seat and you’ll feel the sensation of soaring as you pass above the mountains, valleys, prairies during a 9-minute virtual ‘flight’ from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic Ocean. This cinema experience is an unbeatable introduction to one of the most scenically stunning countries on earth.
Not suitable for guests with fear of heights or photosensitive epilepsy; minimum height 4 foot.
A coach transfer will take you to Harbour Cruises Marina where you will board the authentic paddlewheeler, M.P.V. Constitution (or similar) for a unique way to cruise Vancouver. Enjoy a leisurely evening; as the sun sets on the ocean horizon, cruise the waters of Vancouver Harbour, taking in the sights and sounds of the city skyline, and feasting on a delicious West-Coast themed buffet.
A float plane ride is an iconic Canadian experience as well as a quick and easy way to travel between destinations. Planes depart from Coal Harbour which is easily reached from all Downtown Vancouver hotels. From here you can fly right to and from the heart of Victoria or Seattle year round and between Vancouver and Tofino or Whistler seasonally.
Vancouver to Victoria: 35 minutes
Vancouver to Whistler: 45 minutes
Vancouver to Tofino: 1 hour
Vancouver to Seattle: 1 hour
• Floatplanes have a luggage limit of 12kg per person; for a luggage allowance of 23kg per person, you can upgrade to Harbour Air's goGOLD fare. We recommend you book early as there are a limited number of goGOLD seats available per flight
• Multiple departures daily to Victoria
• Whistler services operate seasonally (mid-June to late September)
• Tofino services operate seasonally (mid May to late September)
Travel between downtown Vancouver and Downtown Victoria on the comfortable V2V ferry. During the three-and-a-quarter-hour voyage you'll cross the Strait of Georgia and pass through the breathtaking Gulf Islands and you can enjoy the views from the rooftop observation deck. There are two classes of travel – Premium Comfort and Royal. The latter is well worth the upgrade as a welcome beverage, a meal and the services of a dedicated host are all included during the sailing. You'll also have priority boarding and the chance to relax in a reclining leather seat. One piece of luggage (up to 23 kilograms) and one carry on (up to 10kg) is included for all guests.
Departs daily 01 Mar-31 Dec (excluding 25 Dec)
BC Ferries operate car ferry routes along British Columbia's Pacific Coast. They also connect the Vancouver area with a couple of destinations on Vancouver Island. The most popular route is between Tsawwassen (approximately 30 minutes south of Vancouver airport) and Swartz Bay which sits at the tip of the Saanich Peninsula and is about half an hour from central Victoria. If you wish to tavel further up the Vancouver Island coast, cutting the driving time to the likes of Campbell River and the west coast towns of Tofino and Ucluelet, you can take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Duke Point in Nanaimo.
• Tsawwassen, south of Vancouver to Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island: 1 hour 35 minutes
• Tsawwassen, south of Vancouver to Duke Point, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island: 2 hours
• Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver to Duke Point, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island: 1 hour 40 minutes
Regular departures daily on all routes, please call for details
In summer, we recommend pre-booking ferries in advance as they can get very busy.
From above ground in the bustling heart of Downtown to the ‘underground city’, this 3-hour walking tour gives you a unique perspective of Montréal. From Dorchester Square wander along the streets of Downtown Montreal before heading down into the subterranean RESO Network which is home to restaurants, shops, hotels and more. You’ll also visit the Quartier International neighbourhood and Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal.
Go on a canoeing trip on Algonquin Provincial Park's historical Canoe Lake with a guide who will teach you the basic skills and about the park's history. Take to the water and cross a portage (carrying your canoe over a crossing) on your trip, stopping for a lakeside meal. Take a short hike for panoramic views over the park and if you're in the right season, you can pick some wild berries.
Head up to the peak of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Banff and the surrounding Rocky Mountain landscapes. From the lift station you can follow a number of hiking trails or treat yourself to a meal at one of the two mountain-top restaurants.
Enjoy four days of cowboy fun in Calgary, including an afternoon of Saddle Bronco and Bareback riding events followed by the most dangerous event of all - Bull Riding. Also experience two skyrides over Stampede Park and chuckwagon races. Stay three nights at the Delta Bow Valley or the Fairmont Palliser. The dates for the 2019 stampede are 05-14 July.
Standing 555.33 metres tall this iconic symbol of Canada – which is the third tallest tower in the world – offers sweeping panoramic views and a world of entertainment. Take the glass-faced elevators with glass floor panels to the Look Out Observation level. Walk on the glass floor, and perhaps dine at the revolving restaurant. General admission includes access to the film, motion theatre ride, information displays and more.
For a supplement you can head higher and visit the SkyPod which sits at 447 metres above the city - 33 storeys higher than the main observation deck. Thrill seekers can take on the EdgeWalk. You'll walk around the outside of the entire main pod, 116 storeys above the ground, hands free alongside your EdgeWalk guide.
Embark on an unforgettable two-and-a-half-hour cruise from Halifax Harbour aboard the Kawartha Spirit. Your destination is Chebucto Head at the mouth of the harbour where you may see a variety of marine wildlife and bird species. Experienced naturalists will be on hand to enlighten you on the wildlife you may see as well as the region’s history and geography. Wildlife you may be lucky enough to see includes minke or fin whales, dolphins and seals.
Departs Saturday and Sunday 16-30 May; daily departures 01 Jun-30 Sep
Taste red, white and ice wine on this winery experience. Go on tours of two of Niagara's wineries, stop by pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake with some time to wander around and have lunch with a panoramic view of Niagara harbour and Niagara River.
Spend the morning exploring the city on an introductory tour of Victoria in the company of a driver guide before stopping off at the iconic Fairmont Empress for a mouthwatering lunch. You'll see Craigdarroch Castle, stop in the seaside village of Sidney and sip a few gins at a local distillery. Later, either visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens or sample some more local produce at Church & State Winery before heading to the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
Departs Saturday to Monday from 01 June to 31 August
Depart from your hotel in Banff and visit a grizzly bear refuge where you can watch the bears as they play in this natural habitat. Stop to soak in the views over Lake Louise before visiting Yoho National Park where you‘ll watch trains disappear into the Spiral Tunnels and visit Takakkaw Falls, Canada’s second highest waterfall. At Kicking Horse Mountain, take a gondola ride to the top of the Purcell Mountains, where you’ll have lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant.
Depart from Place de Paris on wonderful guided cycle-rickshaw tour of the Old Harbour. Take in the architectural beauty, discovering the heritage and gastronomic culture of Quebec City with a 20 minute stop at Old Harbour market. Meet the merchants, browse through the jewellery, try some famous Quebec cheese and sample the famous local dish of poutine at Le Chic Shack.
Take a step back in time at Calgary's 127-acre Heritage Park Historical Village, home to the popular Gasoline Alley Museum. Gain an understanding of the history and settlement of Western Canada from the fur trading of the mid-19th Century and the technological advancements of the 1950s. The park is a particular favourite with families with seasonal re-enactments, steam train trips, horse-drawn wagon rides and ice-cream making all on offer (May-October).
Take a leisurely stroll around Canada’s capital on this introductory walking tour, and discovering its colourful history and witnessing its beautiful architecture. As you make your way through the heart of the city with your local guide, you’ll stop off at some of Ottawa’s most famous sights including Parliament Hill, The National War Memorial, the Rideau Canal and the grand Fairmont Chateaux Laurier.
Combine an introductory tour of the city of St John's with a visit to the easternmost point in North America. Travel southwards from St John's towards the beautiful Cape Spear; if you face east from this spot at the very edge of Canada, there's nothing but ocean between you and the west coast of Ireland. See the oldest standing lighthouse in North America, explore ruined gun battery from World War II and walk the path that follows the cape's coastline. Later, return to St John's where you'll take in the views from the top of Signal Hill, explore the fishing village of Quidi Vidi and stop at the Government House and the Roman Catholic cathedral.
Departs daily 01 May-31 Oct
Experience the highs and lows of the Bay of Fundy on this full day tour. Throughout the day you'll visit the beautiful Hopewell Rocks at both high and low tide as well as seeing highlights of the province's coastline between the two extremes.
Departs daily from 01 May-31 Oct from Delta Beausejour Hotel.
Covering a huge expanse and reaching depths of up to 320m, the Columbia Icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Depart from Banff and travel northwards along the scenic Icefields Parkway. Enjoy a number of photo stops such as Crowfoot Glacier along the way before reaching the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. From here you'll head out on to the Athabasca Glacier in a Ice Explorer snow coach. Continue on to the cliff-edge walkway - The Glacier Skywalk - and enjoy the views over the Sunwapta Canyon. Following your parkway sightseeing you'll return to Banff.
Full day (11 hours)
The town of Lunenburg is one of the most charming in Nova Scotia. And that's saying something in a place where characterful settlements sit side by side. You'll be joined by a knowledgable guide as you explore the South Shore region which has a rich heritage of fishing, boat building, pirates and rum running. You'll continue on to Lunenburg itself for a walking tour or a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. En route back to Halifax, stop in Mahone Bay which is best known for its shoreside churches.
Departs Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between 01 Jun-15 Oct; the tour will not operate on certain dates, please call for details.
Discover some of Montréals most fashionable neighbourhoods by bike! See where locals buy fresh bagels and sup the best espresso, and sample some too. Navigate narrow streets, 'green laneways' and café lined boulevards, and discover Plateau Mont Royal, Mile End, Little Italy and Outremont. You'll also enjoy a picnic lunch. The tour runs at a relaxed pace, though participants should be comfortable riding a bike.
Depart from Canmore (approx. 20 minutes from Banff) and embark on an awe-inspiring 30-minute helicopter ride to view the dramatic peak of Mount Assiniboine from a unique perspective. Soaring 3610 metres above Lake Magog, which sits on the border between British Columbia and Alberta, Assiniboine is known as the ‘Matterhorn of North America’. Have your camera at the ready to capture the enchanting icescape.
Taking the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain is the most popular way to get a bird’s view of Banff and the Bow River Valley. To escape the crowds, take the open-air Mt Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift up to the Cliffhouse Bistro which sits at 2085 metres above sea level.
Hourly pick-ups from selected hotels in Banff and at Banff Avenue at Elk Street from 8.42am to 5.55pm between 12 Jun-12 Oct
Poncho up for the ultimate experience at Niagara Falls. Book a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass which includes a trip into the waterfall's mist on the iconic Hornblower cruise, plus the Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk and the 4D Niagara's Fury show.
This full day tour takes you through the towns of Hamilton, St Catharines and the Niagara Peninsula wine region on the way to the majestic Niagara Falls. Spend time admiring the falls before hopping on the Hornblower cruise for a unique view of Horseshoe Falls from the edge of the cascades. Afterwards, enjoy lunch and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway, passing through Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Includes return transfers to selected Toronto hotels. NB: From mid October to mid May the Hornblower voyage will be replaced with the Journey behind the Falls experience.
Warm clothes for cruise
Experience a birds-eye view of the falls on this short flight departing from Niagara Helicopter Base. View the Niagara River, the Whirlpool Rapids, Rainbow Bridge, the America Falls, and the most famous Horseshoe Falls. Each passenger will receive a souvenir certificate following the flight, a nice keepsake to remember your high-flying experience by.
Home to one of the most photographed lighthouses on the Atlantic Coast, if not the world, the pretty village of Peggy’s Cove is the perfect destination to visit during a stay in Halifax. Depart from the city and travel south west along Prospect Road to this charming rural community. Witness the beautifully-rugged coastline as you follow the water-side trails, visit the lighthouse and spend a little time exploring the village itself and shopping for some souvenirs in the local gift shops.
Daily departures 01 Jul-30 Sep
Feel the wind in your hair as you witness the breathtaking landscapes that surround the town of Jasper from the side car of a Harley-Davidson touring motorcycle. Some of the highlights you may see on your tour include the region's lakes, historical sites and view points. There are also two and three hour tours available to book, the latter of which gives you enough time to visit Maligne Lake or the Columbia Icefields parkway.
1, 2 or 3 hours
Enjoy the landscapes of the northern Okanagan region on this relaxing tour. Departing from Vernon you will head to Intrigue Wines and then on to Gray Monk for a tour of the winery and a delightful al fresco lunch. Later continue on to the ExNihilo vineyards – Arrowleaf and Ancient Hill – before concluding the tour either with a glass of wine at Ancient Hill or a visit to the Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery.
This comprehensive bus and guided walking city tour will introduce you to the sights and sounds of cosmopolitan downtown Toronto. The tour is highlighted by narrated visits to the St Lawrence Market, dating back to 1901; Nathan Philips Square at New City Hall, and the underground PATH shopping district. Explore museums and attractions, dynamic neighbourhoods and an incredible waterfront.
Take a scenic transfer from Québec City, travelling through the Charlevoix Region and onto Baie-Ste-Catherine for an exhilarating whale watching cruise. On the three-hour cruise, a naturalist guide will help you learn more about the beluga and finback whale environment, underwater marine life and the majestic Saguenay Fjord. It is advisable to bring warm clothes.
St John's, Newfoundland has its fair share of natural attractions and wildlife species. On this two-hour trip on the MV Cetacean Quest you'll sail through The Narrows – the entrance to St John's Harbour – and out into the North Atlantic in search of whales and towering ice burgs. These waters are home to a high concentration of humpback whales meaning your chances of seeing one of these majestic creatures is high (sightings not guaranteed) and you may also see vast nests of puffins along the rocky coastline.
Departs at least twice daily from 01 Jun-30 Sep
Travel by 4x4 and head out in to the wilderness to search for black bears. Whistler and Blackcomb are home to approximately 50 bears who have adapted to live in these ski area habitats. Travel through forests and meadows and past streams and take short walks to the known bear feeding areas, rub trees and old trees where bears have hibernated during the winter.
Traversing the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the incredible PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola offers 360 views of the Coast Range peaks and mountain resorts below. The gondola’s span is 2.7 miles and its record-breaking achievements include being the longest and highest lift in the world. As well as riding on the gondola and other chairlifts in the area, you can enjoy access to over 30 miles of hiking trails. This really is a unmissable Whistler experience!
1 day pass
Available daily 27 May-19 Oct, weather permitting
Perfect for families and thrill seekers alike, this zip lining adventure whisks you at speed over the beautiful Fitzsimmons Creek between the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. You will pass over old-growth rainforest as you make your way round a network of five ziplines which vary in length between 120 and 335 metres in length, and four tree-top suspension bridges which are up to 61 metres above the valley floor.