21437
British Columbia
Vancouver & Victoria: Hike, Bike, Paddle and Explore Canada's Pacific Northwest
Explore the Pacific Northwest by kayak, bicycle, hiking trail and seaplane as you learn about marine ecology, native cultures, Victorian-era sites and off-the-beaten path landmarks.
Program No. 21437RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,795
Getting There
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At a Glance

Experience British Columbia’s iconic and hidden treasures in one great multi-activity adventure that ventures off-the-beaten path — discovering the best of Vancouver and Victoria as ocean and mountain vistas follow you wherever you go. In Vancouver, enjoy miles of clean beaches, beautiful gardens and the winding seawall, towering cedars, footpaths and totems of Stanley Park. By bike, kayak and on foot, explore Victoria’s waterways, parks and gardens.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walk 3–5 miles with interpretive stops. Bike 12 miles over three hours on paved paths/trails. Kayak on calm, protected water, no experience required.
Flex
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Granville Island and the Public Market with a culinary expert and sample tastings of regional foods.
  • Experience the incredible panoramic view of Vancouver Harbour and the beautiful Gulf Islands by seaplane on an exciting flight to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
  • Explore by bike some of Victoria's most treasured landmarks, gardens and seaside communities, including the historic Inner Harbour, idyllic Oak Bay neighborhoods and Craigdarroch Castle.

General Notes

You may enjoy our easier paced Signature City program, “Vancouver & Victoria: Signature Cities of Canada's Pacific Northwest” (#20578) or our garden focused program, “Victoria and Vancouver: Glorious West Coast Gardens” (#2679).
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John Adams
John Adams is the author of “Old Square-Toes and His Lady: The Life of James and Amelia Douglas.” Part historian and part storyteller, John has turned a passion for the past into a long career in history. His family-owned business, Discover the Past, provides a variety of historical educational programs for the community. His natural, lively, humorous and clear style makes his presentations both informative and memorable.
John Adams
George Baker
John Atkin
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