Vancouver & Vancouver Island

Located on the western seaboard of Canada, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city whose combination of natural beauty, outdoors living and vibrant nightlife see it frequently named as one of the world’s most desirable cities. The highlight of any Vancouver itinerary is a trip to Stanley Island, the huge urban park that is home to bike tracks, totem poles and wonderful sea views. The city centre is also packed with museums and galleries, whilst the city aquarium offers a rare glimpse of Pacific marine life.

Across the water from the main city, Vancouver Island also houses a number of charms, including the opportunity to scuba dive or watch whales in the Pacific Ocean. You can also discover the old world charms of the state capital of Victoria, known as the Garden City thanks to its attractive flora.

Where to Book

  • Black Bear with Fish, Port Hardy, Vancouver Island - Destination BC/Yuri Choufour

  • Aerial view of the ocean, beach and forests of Clayoquot Sound - Destination BC/Graeme Owsianski

  • Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver - Destination Vancouver/Tanya Goehring

  • Sonora Resort, Vancouver Island - Destination Canada

  • Victoria waterfront, Vancouver Island

  • Walking around Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island - Destination BC/Reuben Krabbe

  • Pacific Surf Company surf lesson in Tofino - Destination BC/Jordan Dyck

  • Exploring MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island - Destination BC/Graeme Owsianski

  • Couple in the rooftop pool at Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver - Destination BC

  • Riding the Wizard Bike Trail in Mount Washington Alpine Resort - Destination BC/Boomer Jerritt

  • Harbour Air float plane flying over Vancouver - Destination BC

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 8℃
  • 10℃
  • 12℃
  • 16℃
  • 19℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 18℃
  • 13℃
  • 8℃
  • 6℃
  • 21
  • 16
  • 20
  • 18
  • 14
  • 14
  • 9
  • 9
  • 10
  • 18
  • 21
  • 21

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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Established for over 25 years, award-winning Canadian Affair is the largest specialist tour operator selling flights & tailor-made holidays to Canada. Offering an extensive collection of holiday types including rail, cruise, fly-drives, motorhomes and much more, all with ATOL bonding &am...

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Discover North America, doesn’t do ‘one size fits all’ holiday packages. Their experienced travel specialists take great pride in curating individually tailored itineraries designed to your interests, time, and budget. So, sit back, relax, and let them help you discover North Ameri...

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Would you like to travel in a uniquely local way? Put your mark on the road less travelled and enjoy a bespoke holiday through Canada and the United States. At Little America, your travel specialist will design your dream holiday with first-hand local knowledge.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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