Trek and Great American Adventures run an exciting range of low-cost, active, small group Canada tours. GAA: Canadian Rockies (multi-activity); Alaska, Yukon, Arctic Circle; Canada Walking Trek: Discounts; East Canada Tours (multi-activity); Canada Road Trip (Atlantic to Pacific Oceans)
Vancouver on New Year's Eve, British Columbia, Canada.
One of Canada's best English-speaking cities for arts, culture and marine lifestyles, Vancouver, BC, is a relaxed, water-oriented city in a dramatic location and constantly ranked as one of the best places to live in the world (especially if you are not water-soluble).
Tourists love the lively, clean, English-speaking culture of this cosmopolitan city, even if it rains interminably in winter and the architecture is frequently dreary, because it's scenically surrounded by magnificent mountains, rippling seas and great natural beauty.
Killer Whales off the British Columbia coast.
Downtown Vancouver cycle race.
Locals are relaxed, bike-friendly, eco-mentalists, feasting their palates on sensational multicultural - especially Asian - cuisine, their eyes on a vibrant arts scene...
Stanley Park, Native Indian totems, Vancouver.
...and their muscles biking or roller-blading around dozens of green spaces such as Stanley Park with its famous Totem poles, playing on a handful of cool beaches (literally) or heading out of town for terrific summer hiking, fishing, kayaking, sailing and many other activities or, of course,...
Grabbing air over Vancouver on Grouse Mountain, BC.
...in winter Vancouver is just half an hour from reasonable ski slopes on Cypress, Seymour and Grouse Mountain or two hours via the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway from arguably Canada's best skiing at Whistler Blackcomb Mountains.
Parliament Buildings in Victoria, Vancouver Island
Vancouver is also just a short, relaxing drive from the tranquility of little, olde-English Victoria on Vancouver Island, the capital of British Columbia and its...
Butchart Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island. Next, pictures of Whistler, British Columbia.
...lush and lovely Butchart Gardens, photogenic buildings, pretty little walks and multitude of whale watching tours.
Distances from USA to Vancouver:
Peace Arch US Border crossing - 30 miles (50 kms).
Seattle (USA) - 110 miles (176 kms) or about 3 hours drive depending on the border traffic.
Portland (USA) - 326 miles (525 kms) or about 6 hours drive depending on the border traffic.