Sightseeing in British Columbia

$27 for a 15-Minute Discovery Flight for One at King George Aviation Flight School in Surrey ($54 value)

King George Aviation Flight School

South Surrey

Experienced instructors fly each student over White Rock Pier & South Surrey in ultralight aircraft while student tries controls

C$54 C$27

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$52 for a Three-Hour Wildlife/Whale Watching Tour from Five Star Whale Watching Ltd. ($105 Value)

Five Star Whale Watching Ltd.

Downtown

Humpback whales and seals play backup in a sea that draws one of the largest killer-whale gatherings in the world

C$105 C$52

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Winery Tour for Two or Four at LuLu Island Winery (Up to 53% Off)

LuLu Island Winery

East Richmond

Tour of an award-winning winery with a wine tasting and gourmet food pairings

C$52 C$26

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Admission for 2, 4, or 8 or Field Trip for Up to 25, 50, or 100 at EcoDairy (Up to 63% Off)

EcoDairy in partnership with Science World

Sumas Prairie

Large working dairy farm with milking observatory; field trips link with the BC school curricula and include scavenger hunts and crafts

C$18 C$10

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Private-Pilot Package, One Flight Lesson, or an Online Pilot Class from Canadian Flight Centre (Up to 53% Off)

Canadian Flight Centre

Delta

Accredited instructors teach ground school before swooping into the sky for 30-minute first flights in Cessna and Piper aircraft

C$570 C$269

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Historic Walking Tour of Harrison Hot Springs for Two or Four from Harrison Heritage Walking Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Harrison Heritage Walking Tours

Harrison Hot Springs

Local tour guide Andra Holzapfel leads groups through the streets of Harrison Hot Springs and tells historic stories about the area

C$30 C$15

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Wildlights Festival Admission with Glow Sticks for Two or Five at BC Wildlife Park Kamloops (Up to 33% Off)

BC Wildlife Park Kamloops

Campbell Creek

Annual festival celebrates the holidays with twinkling lights, entertainment, and refreshments

C$26 C$18

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Pub Nights on the Fraser Weekend Night Cruise at Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises (Up to 54% Off)

Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours

Downtown New West

Authentic paddlewheeler hosts party cruises with food specials, drinks, and dancing during a 3-hour cruise on the Fraser River

C$50 C$25

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$43 for Two Days and Two Nights of RV Camping at Whistler RV Park & Campground ($86 Value)

Whistler RV Park & Campground

Whistler

Camp at a 104-acre park within the Coast Mountain range’s forests, where you can enjoy access to ATV and snowmobile trails

C$86 C$43

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Vineyard Tour and Introduction to West Coast Wines for Two, Four, or Six at Salt Spring Vineyards (Up to 59% Off)

Salt Spring Vineyards

Salt Spring Island

Attendees tour vineyards of sustainably grown grapes, learn about coastal winemaking, and sample wines at optional tasting

C$30 C$15

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$129 for Holiday Dinner Cruise for Two on The Carol Ships ($198 Value)

The Carol Ships

Downtown Vancouver

Set sail on a yacht bedecked in lights for a night of caroling, dancing, and a holiday-themed dinner buffet

C$198 C$129

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Chinese New Year Walking Tour for Two from Oldest Chinatown Talking Tours (50% Off). Nine Options Available.

Oldest Chinatown Walking Tours

Market Square

Expert guide tells Chinese folktales and explains the meaning of Chinese symbols they come upon while exploring the district’s busy streets

C$50 C$25

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Train Museum Visit for Two or Four from West Coast Railway Association (Up to 57% Off)

West Coast Railway Association

Squamish

Guests explore more than 90 pieces of railway memorabilia, including locomotives, rare passenger cars, and other artifacts

C$30 C$14

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Membership or Admission to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the UBC Campus (Up to 51% Off). 5 Options Available.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the UBC Campus

Vancouver

The museum features 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and showcases over 500 permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits and interactive activities

C$35 C$17

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$10 for a Family Outing for Up to Two Adults and Two Children at Maplewood Farm (Up to $24 Value)

Maplewood Farm - North Vancouver

Maplewood

5-acre farm along Seymour River keeps visitors of all ages entertained with farming demonstrations & family-friendly activities

C$24 C$10

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Two-Hour or Full-Day Bike Rental for One or Two from English Bay Bike Rentals (Up to 51% Off)

English Bay Bike Rentals

West End

Each rider receives a helmet and lock before pedalling away to explore Vancouver on a hybrid or mountain bike

C$18 C$9

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Admission for One, Two, or a Family at Museum of Vancouver (Up to 47% Off)

Museum of Vancouver

Kitsilano

Museum exhibits include From Rationing to Ravishing and Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver

C$14 C$8

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One-Day Unlimited Hop-On, Hop-Off City Bus Tour for One or Two from Big Bus Ltd. (Up to 46% Off)

Big Bus Ltd.

Vancouver

Buses make stops at more than 20 of Vancouver’s most interesting sites; guests may hop on and off at will

C$40 C$22.99

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Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Vancouver Police Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Vancouver Police Museum

Downtown Eastside

Selection of 20,000 police- and crime-related artifacts displayed in the building that once housed Vancouver’s coroner’s court and morgue

C$24 C$12

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Three-Hour Bike Tour for Two or Four from Adventure Mountain Bike Tours (50% Off)

Adventure Mountain Bike Tours

West End

Shuttles transport bikers to the North Shore trails for a three-hour experience biking through beautiful forested terrain

C$198 C$99

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$11 for Admission for Two to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden ($24 Value)

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Downtown Vancouver

This tranquil and beautiful Chinese garden was built by artisans from Suzhou following traditions that go back thousands of years

C$24 C$11

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Wine-Tasting Limo Tour for 1 or 2 or Private Tour for 6, Vancouver to Ft. Langley & Fraser Valley. Max 58% Off

Wild BC Tours

Vancouver

Enjoy the ride through grape country as you visit several wineries and stop in Ft. Langley to shop

C$198.45 C$95

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Wine-Tasting Limo Tour for 1 or 2 or Private Tour for 6, Vancouver to Ft. Langley & Fraser Valley. Max 58% Off

Wild BC Tours

Vancouver

Enjoy the ride through grape country as you visit several wineries and stop in Ft. Langley to shop

C$198.45 C$95

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China is famous for its breathtaking and meticulously landscaped gardens, the most famous of which were designed hundreds of years ago, during the Ming Dynasty. The ancient tradition is alive and well at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, where guests will find the same signature symmetrical arrangements and winding paths popular on the other side of the world.

Yet the garden isn't simply a recreation of the real thing?it was built by actual Chinese artisans from Suzhou, who constructed each walkway and hall in the traditional manner, using intricate joinery that does not require nails, screws, or glue. And, just like the gardens of a thousand years ago, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden boasts a design that aims to strike a balance between four elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture.

  • The rock: The garden's rock formations range from a man-made mountain at the center of the garden to a scattering of water-worn limestone boulders. The common denominator? They're all imported from the Suzhou's Lake Tai, down to the pebble.

  • The water: Jade green, due to the clay that lines the bottom of the garden's pond. The hue is an intentional artistic choice, meant to enhance the pond's reflections.
  • The plants: A blend of local plants and native Chinese ones, the garden's collection of flora ranges from cypress to miniature rhododendrons. Clusters of three winter plants?pine, bamboo, and winter-flowering plum?stud the terrain, symbolizing strength and rebirth.
  • The architecture: Visitors can step into assorted pavilions, including The Han Bi Xie (Jade Water Pavilion), which appears to float on the surface of the pond. The water flowing underneath it also keeps it refreshingly cool in the summer.
578 Carrall St
Vancouver,
BC
CA

When doctors told Joey and Darryl Simon that their son Jet?s premature birth could result in learning disabilities, the couple immersed him in the world of art as a means of helping him overcome any educational obstacles. Their tutelage and care paid off, resulting in an impressive array of paintings from their child at a very young age. Jet?s talent and creativity inspired his parents to establish 4Cats Arts Studio in hopes of unleashing the inner artists of other children as well as adults. The Simons accomplish this mission through hands-on sessions in mixed media, painting, and Artist Focus classes, which concentrate on the histories and styles of certain artists, such as Picasso?s cubism and Andy Warhol?s self-portraits of soup cans.

3388 Rosemary Heights Cres
Surrey,
BC
CA

As the sun’s rays reach across British Columbia, breakfast is being served, coffee and all, in the middle of Shuswap Lake. Though it's been cooked aboard one of Waterway Houseboat Vacations’ watercrafts, the diners devouring their morning meal still have the overwhelming sense that this is what it feels like to spend quality time in the wild. That combination of coming together as a group while communing with nature is Waterway Houseboat Vacations’ raison d'être and has been since its founding in 1968.

Dedicated to outfitting aquatic sojourners with the most lavish, well-equipped vessels possible, the company's proprietors had their own fleet of houseboats built up in their Sicamous-based boat yard. Each masterpiece of engineering is embellished with luxurious amenities such as hot tubs, fireplaces, and gold-plated shoulder parrots, each of which fight for boater attention with lake-adjacent activities such as swimming, hiking, water-skiing, and fishing. While eager to introduce visitors to the scenic beauty of the Shuswaps, the company simultaneously aims to uphold a dedication to environmental stewardship, preserving their beloved home with initiatives that include stocking boats with biodegradable soap and spearheading a comprehensive recycling program.

113 Weddup Street
Sicamous,
BC
CA

A tiny ripple glides along the smooth-as-glass water, alerting captain Pete to the fact that he and his passengers are about to have company. Sure enough, within seconds a group of glossy black fins breaks through the sea in a silent, synchronized ballet. A native Washingtonian who has spent his entire life on the water, captain Pete orchestrates San Juan Excursions to grant guests the chance to go head-to-head with nature in moments such as these. As marine naturalists certified by the Whale Museum?s Naturalist Training Program, captain Pete?s crew of passionate guides take to the peaceful waters of the Puget Sound to entertain boatloads of guests with informative facts about area wildlife witnessed during excursions.

The team?s passion for nature informs its low-impact approach to whale and wildlife watching, which is exemplified in the Odyssey, the company's tour boat. Originally a U.S. Navy search-and-rescue vessel forged in 1941, the craft is fueled by biodiesel when possible and maintains a low propeller RPM to minimize the Bono moans it releases into the water column. Though San Juan Excursions specializes in whale watching, it also sends adventurers forth to explore the waters on their own steam during sea-kayak tours.

65 Spring St
Friday Harbor,
WA
US

A stream and a short bridge separate Burnaby Village Museum from the outside world. Crossing over is like stepping into a time machine, one that transports visitors back to a tram-stop community in the early 20th century. In fact, an original electric tram is still there, as is an entire town of living, breathing historical characters.

  • Size: a 10-acre living history town, with approximately 40 attractions and more than 50,000 artifacts that bring the the roaring 1920s back to life
  • Eye Catchers: Townsfolk?dressed in period costumes?who chat with visitors, give blacksmithing demonstrations, and show how to operate a printing press without a single lifehack
  • Crown Jewel: the C.W. Parker Carousel, a restored attraction from 1912 that sends riders around at 7 mph and plays music via a 1925 Wurlitzer Military band organ
  • Where to Eat: the old-fashioned ice cream parlor
  • Iconic Building: the 1893 Love Farmhouse, which is the oldest building in Burnaby
  • Special Programs: tours, black-and-white movie screenings, and seasonal Market Mondays that sell locally made goods
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby,
BC
CA

In 1897, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery made history by producing 50,707 cases of canned sockeye salmon?the largest pack by a single cannery in British Columbia. This bumper harvest came about three years after the cannery opened, when it was known as the Monster Cannery along Steveston's cannery row and in the nightmares of the younger canneries. Operational until 1979, today it occupies the same real estate and persists as one of the few historically intact canneries in British Columbia.

Inside, visitors explore the province's fishing history with guided tours, films, and interactive exhibits, including the Canning Line, one of the site's permanent attractions. Here, guests can experience what it was like to work on a 1930s-era canning line. A hard day's work on the line can wind down at the gift shop, which is stocked with cannery-themed apparel, toys, and gifts.

12138 Fourth Avenue
Richmond,
BC
CA