Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada

British Columbia Holidays

Synonymous with dramatic landscapes, dazzling cities and flurries of wild animals, British Columbia is an adventure mecca.

Synonymous with dramatic landscapes, dazzling cities and flurries of wild animals, British Columbia is an adventure mecca that offers everything from remarkable self-drive journeys to whale-watching expeditions.

Visitors to Canada’s westernmost province will find themselves nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Canadian Rockies, in a place where bears are scattered throughout dense forests, indigenous communities like the Nuu-chah-nulth still thrive and sea planes are not an uncommon form of transportation. From joining an off-road 4×4 journey with black bear researchers to kayaking alongside orcas, there are few limits to the unique wildlife experiences of British Columbia.

Autumn, Forest, Mountain Road, British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia, Canada

Self-Drive Journey in British Columbia

Embark on a self-drive adventure through British Columbia, travelling on scenic roads that cut through stunning mountainous passes, making detours to go whale-watching, scout for black bears and kayak forest-flanked island waterways.

12 days

from £3,105 pp

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Grizzly Bear, Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Search for Grizzly Bears

Stay in a floating lodge and spend the days on the lookout for grizzly bears.

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Rocky Mountaineer Train, Canada

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer

Take a trip on the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer for a luxurious and iconic journey through the landscapes of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Explore Vancouver

Discover downtown Vancouver City with its cosmopolitan boutiques and restaurants.

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Humpback whale near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Visit Vancouver Island

Take a floatplane out to Victoria on Vancouver Island.

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Dog sledding, Sweden, JK

Dog Sledding in B.C.

Mush your own team of dogs across the British Columbia landscape during the cold winter months.

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Spirit Bear, Canada

Great Bear Rainforest

Go in search of the elusive spirit bear in the pristine area of the Great Bear Rainforest.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada

Capilano Suspension bridge

Visit this incredible walkway which is 110 feet above the forest floor, crossing through the cedar-scented rainforest.

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Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island, Canada

Pacific Rim National Park

Go walking in the Pacific Rim National Park.

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Surfer, Long Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Go Surfing

Try your hand at surfing or watch the Rip Curl championships in June.

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy’s love for Canada is limitless and she has returned on an almost yearly basis since her first visit as a child. From hiking the high alpine trails, riding with local cowboys to kayaking with humpbacks, she has likely been there and done it.

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Paul Bird

Watching bears interacting without any care of his presence was fascinating for Paul, and being a privileged onlooker in their natural habitat created a lifelong fascination with Canada.

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We had a truly amazing trip and everything was so very well planned by Paul - this trip will be hard to beat.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Paul

Roxy was FANTASTIC at recommending the best place and season to go to see bears in Canada. We saw 47 in total, and 3 of these were up close and personal. Roxy was very professional and helpful, especially when my friends circumstances changed.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Roxy

As always, Paul married his knowledge with our preferences which resulted in a superb trip.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Paul

I could not have wished for a better and more efficient itinerary in terms of both the destinations we visited and how the timing coincided. Plus, the communication from Roxy was excellent throughout.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Roxy

Not only is Steppes an excellent organisation, but the friendliness, great advice and superb attention to detail provided by Paul meant that we had a seamless booking experience and a wonderful trip to Canada.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Paul

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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