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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver City

Often mistaken as the capital of Canada, Vancouver is on everyone’s must-see list when visiting British Columbia.

Located on the Burrard Peninsula and sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island, Vancouver is a relatively compact, scenic metropolis with a mild climate boasting an extraordinary mix of environments. Visitors can be enjoying a drink harbour-side, exploring downtown or within half an hour be skiing or hiking in the wilderness of the North Shore Mountains.

The North Shore Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to the city of Vancouver and are visible from most areas in the city. Whether winter or summer there is an infinite number of activities to enjoy. Hiking trails provide hours of walking and mountain biking during the summer months while skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and tobogganing are all on offer during the winter. Cyprus Mountain was home to the 2010 Winter Olympics freestyle skiing events and is just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

Granville Island rose out of the sand bars in the creek around Vancouver city in the mid-nineteenth century, which was then just a small sawmill town. Today, Granville Island is a cultural hotspot for arts and foodies. Day and night festivals, theatre, street performers and music shows take over the island. Food is a big attraction, and visitors can choose from waterfront cafes, stylish restaurants or national snacks from the famous public market or abundant colourful stalls.

Experiences

Capilano Suspension bridge

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

Visit Vancouver Island

Take a floatplane out to Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Stanley Park

Mame the most of the 1000 acres of green oasis, perfect for rollerblading and cycling.

Visit Gastown

Explore Vancouver’s best-known district for design, culture, food and fashion.

Explore Vancouver

Discover downtown Vancouver City with its cosmopolitan boutiques and restaurants.

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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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

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

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

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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