This itinerary combines the very best of cosmopolitan Vancouver with the scenic and snowy winter wonderland of Whistler, providing an ideal balance between city style and alpine adventure. Enjoy a true Canadian winter experience, with a number of activities and winter experiences included in the price.
- See the sights on a Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge tour (included)
- Enjoy a delicious dinner at one of Vancouver's finest restaurants (included)
- Experience snowmobiling or dog-sledding and zip trekking or snowshoeing in Whistler (included)
Enjoy time in the vibrant city of Vancouver and see historic Gastown, 1000 acre Stanley Park, home to native Totem Poles, and Granville Island Public Market before heading out to the winter resort of Whistler, less than a 2-hour drive from downtown Vancouver.
Whistler is a true winter wonderland with many ways to enjoy winter both on and off the slopes. Aside from skiing and snowboarding you can enjoy a huge variety of winter activities from exploring the snow-covered village to partaking in ice skating, dog sledding and snowshoeing or snowmobiling and zip trekking for the more adventurous.
From the hustle and bustle of city life to the winter playground of Whistler, this 6-day adventure showcases the best of winter in British Columbia.
Itinerary & Accommodation
- Day 1 arrive Vancouver
- Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be transferred to your downtown hotel (included). The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own. Canada’s third-largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port with a thriving multicultural ambiance. The city is located in a spectacular setting with the Coast Mountains across Burrard Inlet to the north, and the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere make Vancouver a favourite destination.
- Day 2 Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
See the best of Vancouver. Historic Gastown and Chinatown, Canada Place and the place to shop - Robson Street. Visit 1000 acre Stanley Park with the Native Totem Poles and Granville Island Public Market. Cross the Lion’s Gate Bridge to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you may also like to join the Treetops Adventure and / or Cliffwalk. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at one of Vancouver’s finest restaurants:
Black and Blue - inspired by the classic steakhouses of Chicago
Coast Restaurant - offers BC’s best seafood, true west-coast dining
Italian Kitchen - a passionate, playful, refined Italian experience
- Day 3 Vancouver to Whistler
- Today take a transfer (included) from Vancouver to your overnight accommodation in Whistler. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Whistler’s spectacular beauty and quaint mountainside village appeal.
- Day 4 Whistler
Enjoy a day in the snowy wonderland of Whistler. Enjoy outdoor winter activities such as hiking and ice skating at your leisure. Also choose from one of the following activities:
Option 1 Snowmobile Tour (3 hours) Journey through the Callaghan Valley for an introduction to backcountry snowmobiling. Follow wide, winding trails leading to an open play area. Experience the perfect mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery – ideal for first time snowmobilers and families.
Option 2 dog sledding tour (2 ½ hours) Let your eager and powerful dog team lead you into the magnificent old growth forest of the Callaghan Valley. Stop for a warm up at a trapper’s cabin on Totem Pole Lake and learn about the history of the Canadian fur trappers. Join your professional musher in harnessing and staging the dogs, learn the commands and feel the thrill of driving your own team. Relax with your family as you ride a mellow mix of open and winding trails for an unforgettable winter journey.
- Day 5 Whistler
Another day to explore Whistler. Today you can choose from one of the following activities:
Option 1 Ziptrek Bear Tour (2 ½ hours) Exhilarating and exciting, Ziptrek’s legendary Bear Tour features five ziplines; a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails; and showcases stunning views of Fitzsimmons Creek. Perfect for first time zippers and families.
Option 2 Snowshoe Tour – The Medicine Trail (2 ½ hours) Walk along an old trapper’s path through a forest full of mystery. Learn traditional teachings while you snowshoe and sample healing teas from plants that grow along The Medicine Trail. Travel into the ancient forest in the Callaghan Valley. Hear a brief history of the area’s traditional uses and ways of the past. Gaze upon giant cedar, fir and hemlock trees. Finish back at the caboose for a rejuvenating snack by the fire.
- Day 6 Whistler to Vancouver
- Transfer (included) back to Vancouver airport, where your winter adventure ends.
Rosedale on Robson, Vancouver
- Grade: Simple
- Type: Hotel
Located in downtown Vancouver, close to trendy Yaletown,…
The above is a selection of accommodation available for this holiday. Other options are available based on your preferred category. Please contact us for further details.
Prices & Dates
Prices from £1,073 per person, based on standard twin share accommodation.
Departs 14 December 2018 - 30 March 2019, on selected dates as follows:
Moderate grade, every Sunday, Monday, Friday & Saturday
Superior grade, every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, or daily between 25 Feb & 30 Mar 2019
Deluxe grade, daily (excluding 19 Jan - 26 Jan when deluxe grade does not operate)
2 nights accommodation in Vancouver & 3 nights accommodation in Whistler - in your preferred category of accommodation (standard, superior or deluxe) ● Private transfer, Vancouver Intl Airport to hotel ● Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge tour ● Dinner at 1 of 3 top Vancouver Restaurants: Italian Kitchen, Black and Blue Steak House, Coast Seafood Restaurant ● Scheduled coach transfers between Vancouver and Whistler ● One of the following activities on day two: Snowmobile tour, dogsledding tour ● One of the following activities on day three: Ziptrek Tour, Snowshoe Tour ● Exclusive travel documentation including itinerary details, vouchers, personalised maps and driving directions and a Lonely Planet guidebook.
Flights & airport taxes ● Meals, activities & transfer not specified ● Personal travel insurance ● Gratuities & items of a personal nature
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