Renowned for its vast and unspoiled wilderness AREAS, Canada will not disappoint those looking for ADVENTURE in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring settings.
Our tailor-made luxury holidays in Canada are largely based in British Columbia, which has a unique concentration of epic scenery, wildlife and luxurious accommodation. Holidays on Vancouver Island include the opportunity to cruise alongside humpback whales on exclusive whale watching tours and trek through forests to catch a glimpse of grizzly bears feasting on berries and salmon before hibernation. Luxury wilderness and eco-resorts in the untamed wilderness of the Clayoquot Sound and British Columbia's Inside Passage also offer sea-kayaking, fly-fishing, mountain bike riding and horse-riding.
Our Canada getaways can also include time in Vancouver, where first-class restaurants, bars, markets and museums are set against a backdrop of ocean and mountains, whilst a two-hour drive on the Sea to Sky Highway will take you up in to the mountains and the renowned ski resort of Whistler, which is home to world-class heli-skiing operations in the winter and offers excellent trekking and mountain-biking in the summer. Whether you are looking for a family adventure, honeymoon or once in a lifetime trip we have a selection of handpicked, luxury accommodation to your suit your needs.
THE S&A TO DO LIST
- Explore the Juan de Fuca strait in an open-air zodiac for a chance to see killer whale pods, humpback or grey whales, sea otters, and porpoises. The ride itself is excitement enough — be prepared to get a little wet!
- Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler is a perfect base for novice or experienced skiers, as well as snowboarders. We can also arrange hili-skiing
- Take on the Eagle Run with Ziptrek Ecotours - five zip lines criss-crossing the narrow valley between the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains (the longest being nearly 700 metres long and 80 metres high)
Alongside glacier-topped mountains, ancient rainforests, wind-swept beaches and turquoise lakes, Western Canada offers some of the finest wildlife viewing opportunities in the world. Accessible only by floatplane, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is an eco-retreat in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve - one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest left on Earth. This intimate family-run resort offers luxurious tented accommodation, 5-course taster menus, and all-inclusive guided and unguided activities including horseback riding adventures, ocean or freshwater fishing, bear, whale and marine wildlife viewing, ocean and river kayaking, sailing and hiking. Experience an equally incredible outdoor adventure from the comfort of the larger Sonora Resort in Desolation Sound, home to fascinating wildlife and one of the world's top fly-fishing and ocean fishing destinations.
The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is the perfect base from which to appreciate British Columbia's abundance of powder snow and superb terrain from its unbeatable location at the foot of the magnificent Blackcomb mountain just minutes from the slopes, shops and restaurants of Whistler village. This five-star mountain resort offers a cosy hideaway after a day outdoors with an in-house gym, spa, pool, fine dining, and spacious comfortable suites all set against stunning mountain views.
The contemporary Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Vancouver is the perfect base from which to explore the city and recover from jet-lag in the supremely comfortable beds and their impressive CHI Spa. The tallest structure in Vancouver, each of the rooms on Shangri-La's 15 floors offer stunning views of the city and mountains. Start the day with a long leisurely breakfast at their in-house restaurant, MARKET by Jean-Georges, before stepping out for some shopping on Robson Street.
Looking to extend your trip?
Why not combine time in British Columbia with the cruises, wilderness lodges, ice climbing and wildlife tours of Alaska...