Sightseeing in British Columbia

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

Canadian Flight Centre

Delta

C$570 C$269

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

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

C$30 C$15

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

Evening Cruise for Two on September 2, 4, 16, or 18 from The Lake Lounge on Okanagan (40% Off)

The Lake Lounge on Okanagan

Central City

C$60 C$36

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Evening cruise takes passengers past a tree-dappled park, the city skyline, lakeside homes, and wineries under the setting sun and stars

C$39 for a 90-MInute Segway Tour from Wild BC Tours and Guiding (C$79 Value)

Wild BC Tours and Guiding

Stave Falls

C$79 C$39

Sights give explorers a feel for the natural beauty along scenic trails as Segways propel them along

Saturday or Sunday Sunset Dinner Cruise in Vancover Harbor for One or Two from Accent Cruises (Up to 51% Off)

Accent Cruises

Vancouver

C$89.95 C$44

Peruse the buffet while enjoying the sunset set against the Vancouver skyline

C$149 for a Valley Glider Flight with a Personal HD Video from Vancouver Island Soaring Centre (C$245 Value)

Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

Port Alberni

C$245 C$149

Gliders are towed to 4,000 feet before being set loose over Alberni Valley's mountains, lakes, and farmland

Admission to the Greenheart Canopy Walkway for One Person or a Family at UBC Botanical Garden (Up to Off)

UBC Botanical Garden

Vancouver

C$21 C$10.50

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Visitors enjoy views from 308-metre-long aerial trail system suspended 22 meters in the air and get admission to UBC Botanical Garden

Admission to the Greenheart Canopy Walkway for One Person or a Family at UBC Botanical Garden (Up to 50% Off)

UBC Botanical Garden

Vancouver

C$21 C$10.50

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Visitors enjoy views from 308-metre-long aerial trail system suspended 22 meters in the air and get admission to UBC Botanical Garden

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Rustic wood cabins interconnected by wooden walkways stand amid a network of fountains, mountain streams, and small waterfalls. Dense forest and blooms of emerald ferns spread out in all directions. The train whistle and drum beats echo through the trees. At Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, natural scenery opens up to authentic representations of British Columbia's First Nations and Métis cultures through its attractions, performances, and artisan marketplace. As guests arrive, knowledgeable First Nations guides in native dress usher guests into the park, where they can start by taking in the sights or boarding the miniature covered Spirit Catcher train for storytelling journeys past forest tableaus.

Young dancers and actors in traditional dress stage cultural performances every Friday through Sunday throughout the summer, and coffee by Spirit Bear Coffee Company keeps visitors warm year-round. In the indoor marketplace, First Nations and Métis artisans proffer pieces of handmade visual art, jewellery, apparel, and other crafts. The nonprofit Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia operates the park as part of its aim to create a sustainable and educational showcase of Aboriginal culture for visitors and local residents.

610 Pipeline Road
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Honeybee Centre buzzes with professional apiarists and busy hives, which work together to support Surrey's agriculture and inform the next generation of beekeepers. Most of the staff's time is spent renting out hives to pollinate fruit crops, then harvesting the resulting honey?whether from blueberry, cherry, or pumpkin plants?to sell in their store. The insect experts also provide an extermination alternative by removing and relocating pesky colonies of bees and wasps.

Additionally, the centre devotes significant resources to education, whether through kid-friendly exhibits or basic to advanced beekeeping courses, which help students manage their own hives and join in the bees' ritual dances. In the Bees & Bugs lab, kids of all ages tackle hands-on educational activities and watch live bees and other bugs. Afterwards, visitors can relax in the centre's Tea Hive Caf?, noshing on cookies or pie while sipping locally roasted coffee in a greenhouse.

7480 176 St
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

Though CVS Cruise Victoria's fleet of biofuel-powered coaches are adept at getting passengers from point A to point B, they do even more. Besides making regular trips to tourist-friendly sites in the city, the company’s multitalented drivers also narrate sightseeing tours of picturesque and interesting spots endemic to Victoria's history. During the daily Butchart Gardens tour, for instance, drivers fill passengers in on the gardens’ background story before letting them wander its stone paths and foliage-lined streams for two hours. Passengers on the 90-minute deluxe Victoria city tour get to know the city by visiting Old Town, Chinatown, Antique Row, and other iconic spots. Beyond trips for the public, the company’s 29- to 56-seat motorcoaches also provide private charter service to events ranging from sports games to multiday excursions to the grocery store.

721 Government St
Victoria,
BC
CA

For Andra Holzapfel, taking visitors on tours of Harrison Hot Springs Resort and its surrounding area is a way to meld her passion for history with her love community. That's why she founded Harrison Heritage Walking Tours—to fulfill her goal of helping others get excited about the history that so inspired her. Tours spend 90 minutes wending their way through the streets Harrison Hot Springs and along the shore, while Andra offers up legendary tales and fun facts about the area's history in relation to the Gold Rush, Sasquatch, and the natural hot springs that give the resort its name.

22-1700 Mackay Crescent
Agassiz,
BC
CA

Tasked with the preservation of British Columbia’s rich railroading history, the West Coast Railway Association’s train enthusiasts curate and maintain a collection of vintage rolling stock and artifacts. The heart of the 90-piece collection lies in the scenic confines of the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. Visitors are free to wonder the space’s wide-open tracks, visiting locomotives including the Royal Hudson, along with rarities such as an 1890 business car and a gently snoring 1905 sleeping car. A miniature railway affords pleasant rides around the 12 acres of grounds. With many pieces of operational equipment still on hand, the association also offers frequent train tours to destinations across British Columbia.

4529A Hastings St
Burnaby,
BC
CA