British Columbia
Vancouver & Victoria: Signature Cities of Canada's Pacific Northwest
Enjoy culinary explorations, architectural walks, visits to museums and fascinating lectures as you immerse yourself in the unique story of Vancouver and Victoria.
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Program No. 20578RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Embark on an exploration of Vancouver and Victoria to learn about these world-class cities with British, European and Asian traditions. Discover the planning that has made Vancouver one of the world’s most livable cities and explore its fascinating neighborhoods, including Gastown and Chinatown. In Victoria, meet with a local expert and explore historic landmarks including Old Town, the Inner Harbor, the British Columbia legislature and the grand Empress Hotel.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile a day over varied terrain; climbing a few flights of stairs.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Granville Island with a local expert chef and sample tastings of regional foods.
  • Enjoy an expert-led exploration of Vancouver’s Stanley Park with a Stanley Park Ecology Society expert.
  • Hear stories of the Empress Hotel’s famous guests.

General Notes

You may enjoy our more active program, "Vancouver & Victoria: Hike, Bike, Paddle and Explore Canada's Pacific Northwest" (#21437) or our garden program, “Victoria and Vancouver: Glorious West Coast Gardens” (#2679).
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John Atkin
John Atkin is an author, historian and heritage advocate who has been fascinated with Vancouver since moving to the city over 30 years ago. He is the co-founder of the Heritage Vancouver Society, has contributed to a documentary on the city, and has appeared regularly on television and radio, including CBC Television and CTV’s Canada AM. John is the author of four books on Vancouver, including “Strathcona: Vancouver’s First Neighborhood,” and is an editor for the B.C. Historical Federation. As an expert on the heritage of Vancouver, John I eager to share his knowledge and guide you through the places he loves.
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John Atkin
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