Luxury Vancouver Holidays

Some of the world's best cities are on sea - step forward Rio, Sydney and San Fran - and Vancouver is a very worthy member of this club. From the heart of the city, Vancouverites are within easy reach of the rolling Pacific waves while at the same time catching a glimpse of distant snow-dusted mountains between the shiny towers of downtown. Add to this the burgeoning foodie scene and artistic neighbourhoods and Canada's 'third city' makes a viable bid for the top spot.

Image of Alexandra Heriot Maitland
Image of Will Boocock

Will and Alexandra are here to help give you the inside track.

Our guide to holidays in Vancouver

On sunny days, locals and travellers alike flock to the city beaches where volleyball teams jostle for space with picnicking families, sun worshippers and the toned and tan water sports crowd. Popular Kitsilano Beach even boasts a huge heated outdoor pool overlooking the city, Pacific Ocean and mountains behind.

Some of the city's best beaches are located within Stanley Park, a 404 hectare green oasis just northwest of downtown. Aside sandy stretches, the park boasts miles of tracks weaving through dense forest, best explored on foot or by mountain bike. The final jewel in Vancouver's nature crown is the snowy peaks which can be reached in just 30 minutes making it possible for travellers to ski in the morning and hit the beach in the afternoon.

Did you know

  • Vancouver is named after British Naval Captain George Vancouver who was the first European to set foot on Canada's Pacific shore
  • The Green oasis of Stanley Park is 10% larger than New York's Central Park
  • Environmental group Greenpeace was established in the city
  • The California Sushi Roll was invented in Vancouver

But enough about the great outdoors. Urban Vancouver is a buzzing city with a booming foodie scene. Given the (relative) ease of travelling from Vancouver to the hub cities of Eastern Asia, it may come as no surprise that the Asian food scene in Vancouver is regarded as the best in North America, be it devouring Cantonese dim sum at Dynasty, savouring tuna belly sushi at Kyuzo's or sampling the now infamous Japadog - Vancouver's prized hot dog, complete with seaweed flakes and 'secret' sauce. There's plenty of local specialities on offer too, from the freshest seafood platters to sumptuous farm-to-table offerings, but whatever you choose be sure to wash it down with a cool pint from one of the city's many craft breweries.

Beyond the city, the world famous ski slopes of Whistler are less than 80 miles away, and are equally as delightful to explore in summer for outdoorsy types, while both Vancouver Island and the BC coast are wilderness playgrounds, home to world class lodges and incredible nature experiences.

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — -10°C / 14°F
  • Rainfall — 5cm / 2.2 inches
Flight from London

7:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

Thank you so much for the wonderful wonderful Sharky and George packs! They are quite marvellous - and I thought the way the tickets and itinerary were packed was top notch! We really will be booking again with you!


Start creating your tailored trip today

Tell us what you want

Our thoughtful experts are ready with ideas, inspiration and advice for your next journey.

Build a tailored itinerary

Working with you we’ll craft an unforgettable trip and tailored itinerary.

We've got you covered

We're here to help with everything while you're away from the smallest to the biggest request.

Our enthusiastic experts are seasoned travellers with the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Or enquire online

Newsletter Sign-Up

Get the latest travel advice, information and inspiration in our weekly newsletter.

Brochure Sign-Up

Our beautiful, free brochure is packed with insider information and incredible travel ideas from every corner of the planet.
Get the brochure

About Us

We are a creative luxury travel company who take a thoughtful approach to creating tailor-made holidays that perfectly fulfil your needs. Read our story

Planning a Holiday

Talk to our team of thoughtful experts about your travel needs:
+44 (0) 20 7978 7333 Contact us online


If you are a supplier and would like to contact us:
+44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Why Us

Our meticulous planning, in-depth knowledge, honest advice, award-winning service and financial protection all ensure that you will enjoy the most memorable holiday experience. Why us


For all press enquiries, please contact our marketing team:
+44 (0) 20 7978 7333


For all other feedback please contact:
+44 (0) 20 7978 7333