Why BA?

Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

*Not applicable to hand baggage only fares.

Things to do in Vancouver

You’ll discover an exhilarating mix of things to do in Vancouver. This metropolis will excite your senses with its urban cityscape and endless outdoor activities. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, enjoy an abundance of outdoor adventures.

Spend some time exploring Vancouver city, with its eclectic dining, nightlife and shopping. Covering the main sights will certainly take a couple of days, as you explore museums and galleries, visit popular tourist attractions and get to know the Canadian great outdoors. Then spend some time in the pretty alpine village of Whistler. It boasts fantastic year-round activities and over 200 shops, which range from high street fashion to boutiques and ski stores.

Shopping.

Shopping

Head to Robson Street which boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Then for a different vibe, go to the area adjacent to Stanley Park – the West End is trendy, hip and happening. South Granville is a great place to explore by foot, with its mix of coffee shops, galleries, boutiques and craft shops.

Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

Take in the sights of spectacular Stanley Park – an urban escape with beaches, trails and gardens. Walk or cycle the seawall that runs the perimeter. Whilst you’re there, stop by Vancouver Aquarium, which is home to 9000 water-loving inhabitants. Enjoy a treetop adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and embark on exhilarating rainforest and cliff walks. Or ride North America’s largest aerial tramway to the top of Grouse Mountain for unbelievable views.

Food.

Food

Dine out in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Robson Street. Boasting a great range of eateries that vary in budget and cuisine – admire the colourful street performers and people watch as you eat. Kitsilano, known locally as ‘Kits’ has a captivating hippy spirit. Its quirky coffee shops and fine dining attract a youthful crowd.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Head to the fashionable hangouts of Vancouver’s original neighbourhood, Gastown. You’ll find trendy tapas restaurants, cocktail lounges and whiskey bars. Granville Street becomes a thriving pedestrianised area in the summer with its range of bars, pubs and trendy clubs. After a long day on the slopes of Whistler, soak up the great atmosphere fireside in a cosy pub or outdoors admiring the mountain views.

Vancouver Experiences

Our carefully selected experiences will make your holiday unforgettable.

Vancouver city sightseeing tour.

This four-hour day tour is a great introduction to the city of Vancouver. See all the most popular and famous sites and get a great overview of the city. Tour highlights include Gastown, Chinatown , Canada Place, Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, Vancouver Harbour and Granville Island. Stop to see artists' studios, craft galleries and the Granville Island Public Market, the lookout viewing deck at the Harbour Center Tower and see spectacular landscaping and floral displays at Queen Elizabeth Park.

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Vancouver North Shore Day Trip Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.

Experience Vancouver's beautiful surroundings on this five or six hour guided North Shore tour. After travelling across Vancouver harbour via the landmark Lions' Gate Bridge, you'll cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge, take a ride on the Grouse Mountain Skyride and see bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Highlights of your Vancouver North Shore tour include views over Vancouver harbour from Lions Gate Bridge and a ride on the Grouse Mountain Skyride to the chalet on top of Grouse Mountain, for spectacular views of the city.

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Vancouver city hop on hop off tour.

Create your own itinerary and set your own timetable with the option of a one-day or two-day ticket on the Vancouver city hop-on hop-off tour. Travel on an open-top or double-decker bus as you tour the beautiful city of Vancouver. Get on and off as you please at any of the 20 plus stops, which include major attractions such as Chinatown, Stanley Park and Gastown. This flexible pass is valid within a two week period. Board and disembark at your leisure or stay on the bus for the entire loop, which is a 90 minute journey.

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Seaplane flight to Victoria and whale watching cruise.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute flight by seaplane and search for Orcas on a whale watching cruise on Haro Strait. Be kind to the environment with the most environmentally friendly form of transport between Vancouver and the mainland. See these magnificent marine animals in their natural environment for an experience no aquarium can rival. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 14 passengers which operates seasonally from March to October.

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Victoria by seaplane and ferry from Vancouver.

Add a little excitement to your day trip to Victoria from Vancouver without blowing the budget. Take a scenic seaplane flight to the famous island for a leisurely day of sightseeing before returning to Vancouver by ferry. Depart Vancouver harbour by seaplane for a scenic 35-minute flight over the Gulf Islands to beautiful Victoria. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and its surrounds as you get a bird’s eye view of from the sky. Splash down and spend the day exploring Victoria's quaint antique shops and cafes, as well as the historic alleys of the oldest China town in Canada.

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Vancouver weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • 13°May
  • 15°Jun
  • 17°Jul
  • 18°Aug
  • 15°Sep
  • 10°Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 140
  • 150
  • 110
  • 100
  • 70
  • 60
  • 40
  • 50
  • 70
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  • 200
  • 160
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 13
  • 11
  • 8
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4

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