Absolutely Vancouver & Whistler  

The ultimate city and adventure combo

Dive into city life in Vancouver, then delve deeper into British Columbia

Enjoy a sophisticated city break in the waterfront Pacific Rim metropolis of Vancouver before heading to the playground that is Whistler – it’s an easy 75-mile transfer on the Sea to Sky Highway between the two. It’s an incredible spot for winter sports but equally enticing in the summer for hiking and biking.

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6 nights
Vancouver, Whistler

Pairing Whistler with a city break

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A cosmopolitan city

Known for its enviable lifestyle, Vancouver has a solid reputation for exceptionally good food and blossoming arts, theatre, and music scenes. It’s so much more than a springboard to adventure in British Columbia. Borrow a bike and get out and about in the city on two wheels. The best place to start is the Seawall, a stonewall that hugs the coastline of Vancouver, taking you from neighbourhood to neighbourhood.

What to do in Vancouver

Take a tour

Opt for a city tour and relax with guided commentary through Vancouver’s vibrant downtown to see the sails of Canada Place and the bustling Robson Street shopping strip. Cross Lions Gate Bridge en route to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to be thrilled with the natural surroundings and all the park offers. Take a stroll on the Cliffwalk or saunter amid the clouds in the Treetops Adventure. You’ll also see the sandy shores of English Bay on the west side of Stanley Park and then a stop to tour the wonders of Granville Island, Chinatown, and historic Gastown.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Where to stay in Vancouver

The hotels to know

The Pan Pacific might be a striking icon on Vancouver’s waterfront, but check into the castle-like Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for something more classically beautiful.


Into the mountains

The name and reputation of this renowned ski resort are whispered in hallowed tones far beyond ski circles. One of the world’s finest and most popular, it’s dominated by two looming mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb, linked by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola that whooshes visitors along an impossibly high wire.

What to do in Whistler

Winter skiing and summer biking

Pretty Whistler Village has all the feel of an alpine village, with gabled rooftops, plazas, and block-paved streets. The après scene is big business here – a jovial crowd sip potent cocktails around roaring firepits and reminisces about their day on the slopes.

Golf course

Where to stay in Whistler

Ski chalets and fabulous resorts

Opt to stay in the heart of Whistler Village to be amid the hubbub, or choose a swish stay at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, where you’ll find all the bells and whistles, from an enormous spa to a choice of top-rated restaurants.