Explore the scenic Inside Passage. Dine on freshly caught fish in Juneau. Encounter Skagway's Gold Rush history.
The Hilton Vancouver Downtown is a magnificent luxury hotel featuring all in suite rooms which will guarantee guests a wonderful and quality stay. Its particular design, reminiscent of a piano, make it a local landmark. It is situated in the centre of Vancouver, a convenient situation for those wishing to discover the city's main attractions on foot. Close to Yaletown and Robson Streets, guests will also be able to easily reach the best restaurants and bars as well as commercial and shopping possibilities.
Unwind and take a break from all that skiing, hiking and biking with an indulgent day of wine tasting in British Columbia’s answer to the Napa Valley. Just outside Vancouver, in the lush agricultural land that surrounds the city, growing numbers of boutique wineries are springing up. The quality of their small batch productions is fast cementing the area’s reputation as the new one to watch in the wine world.
Spend a fun and relaxing day touring the country and sampling these wonderful wines. Stops include Wellbrook Winery, with its turn of the century feel, featuring many fruit wines from locally grown strawberries, blackberries and cranberries. Move on to River’s Bend Winery, on the banks of Serpentine River, where grapes are grown using natural farming methods. Township 7 Vineyards and Winery uses a minimalist, artisanal approach in their classic French vinifera vineyards. Take advantage of fabulous discounts at Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery, sip a glass of bubbly at Backyard Vineyards and learn about organic wine production at Lotusland Vineyards.
As this is a private tour you can travel at your own pace. So if you want to linger over your gourmet lunch, served in the shadow of the mountains, you can. This tour is simply the best way to experience the fantastic wines, fresh air and wide-open spaces of beautiful British Columbia.
Embark on an unforgettable cruise and set out for the adventure of a lifetime in the Salish Sea to visit the sights of Vancouver Island, including the breathtakingly beautiful Butchart Gardens and Victoria, the stately capital of British Colombia.
- Cruise along the Salish Sea
- Stroll around the captivating Butchart Gardens
- Explore the sights of Victoria at your own leisure
On the 90-minute cruise you can relax and admire the forested shores of the Gulf Islands. On a good day you might catch a glimpse of bald eagles soaring far overhead, or of mighty whales such as orcas, humpbacks and minkes travelling through the glassy waters. See why they call the Strait of Georgia a marine wonderland as you explore this pristine habitat.
Drop anchor at Vancouver Island and then be transported at the captivating Butchart Gardens. This National Historic site of Canada features fifty-five acres of stunning floral show gardens, which will take your breath away no matter the time of year. The gardens are particularly known for the colours that shift throughout the year, from autumn’s umber tones of aspens and maples to the riotous shades of spring. Stroll around the hundred-year-old estate and admire the Tsartlip and Tsawout First Nations totem poles, the quiet tinkling streams in the Japanese garden and the scent of roses, honeysuckle and jasmine.
After you have had ample time to soak up the peaceful atmosphere of Butchart Gardens, head to the beautiful Inner Harbour area in the city of Victoria. You’re free to discover the grand legislative buildings, colourful Chinatown, the informative museums and the unique shops that Victoria has to offer before you wander back to your boat to return to Vancouver.
This tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to key downtown locations including Canada Place, and Robson Street.
- Canada Place: National landmark, cruise ship terminal & the 2010 Olympic Cauldron located nearby
- Robson Street: Epicentre of cutting-edge fashion & shopping
- Stanley Park: a 1000-acre natural West Coast rainforest.
- English Bay: Urban beach offering up gorgeous ocean views and photo opportunities
- Queen Elizabeth Park: Vancouver's horticultural jewel with stunning panoramic views of the city
- Gastown: Home to Vancouver's beginnings, and the world-famous Steam Clock
- Chinatown: 2nd largest Chinatown District in North America