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British Columbia Family Vacation

A West Coast Family Vacation

British Columbia is Canada’s western most province, and also the most biologically, geographically, and climatically diverse. The province’s motto is “Splendor Sine Occasu,” which translates as splendor without diminishment. On this British Columbia family vacation you will be exploring a variety of landscapes, from grasslands and mountains, to ocean and big city. You’ll fly over several of Canada’s tallest mountain ranges, ride through cowboy country, fish salmon streams surrounded by coastal rainforest, and visit beautiful Vancouver, a sophisticated world-class city.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally-supported, private trips. We've applied the hallmarks that we’re known for to our British Columbia family vacation: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

Trip Details

Enthusiast
Vancouver to Vancouver
11 Days / 10 Nights


Price per person from: $14,995
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Best Time to Visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Day by Day

Meet your pilot on the seaplane departure dock and board your plane for a scenic flight to Siwash Lake Ranch, in the heart of British Columbia’s ranching country, the Cariboo Plateau. Upon arrival, settle in and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.

For the next two days you’ll partake in Siwash Lake Ranch’s many exciting activities, bond with their great horses, explore the meadows and forests all around you and get a feel for the ranching life!

Enjoy a wide range of activities today including fly fish in the lake outside your front door, bird watching, riding Siwash’s superb horses, learning some cowboy skills and enjoying amazing meals and superb British Columbian wines.

After an early morning hike, your pilot will pick you up at Siwash Lake and fly you to Whistler. After lunch, jump on your bikes and take a cruise into vibrant Whistler Village.

Head up the Whistler Gondola to explore the spectacular alpine trails. Enjoy lunch in the Rendezvous Lodge on top of Blackcomb Mountain before more hiking or making your way down to the valley for zip-lining or rafting.

Whistler is one of the top destinations for mountain biking and this morning you can try your hand at riding some of these world-class trails. Later, take a flight west to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, one of Canada’s finest adventure experiences.

Clayoquot Sound is nestled on the western edge of Vancouver Island and is just a short boat ride from the Pacific Ocean. For the next three days you can partake in a multitude of activities, from salmon fishing to horseback riding, kayaking and rock climbing.

Spend time exploring your superbly-crafted accommodations, with spectacular views of Clayoquot Sound and the lush coastal mountains. Indulge in gourmet meals, with an accent on local seafood and relax at the full-service spa.

Enjoy your last day in the wild. After indulging in your final choice of activities and a delicious lunch you will depart Clayoquot on a short flight to Vancouver, your home for the next two nights.

Circumnavigate Stanley Park before riding to Granville Island, Vancouver’s favourite local market for fresh fish and vegetables. After lunch, continue to English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown and Robson Street.

After a final breakfast at the hotel you will make your way back to the airport for your flight to points beyond. Bon Voyage!

Hotels

Siwash Lake Ranch, British Columbia

A luxury wilderness resort, Siwash Lake Ranch is an intimate hideaway in British Columbia's cowboy country. By Nature, this remote ranch is small and sophisticated and offers one of the world's premier dude ranch experiences. Surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine British Columbia range land, Siwash offers a guest ranch adventure with the luxury of outstanding personal service and attention to detail. View hotel website »

Four Seasons, Whistler

Located at the foot of the Blackcomb side of Whistler’s twin giants, this luxury hotel and resort deftly marries rustic mountain charm with modern European elegance. Under peaked roofs, find impeccable Four Seasons comfort and intuitive care as soon as you walk into its expansive timber, glass and stone lobby. Indulge in the award winning spa, take a dip in the free flowing outdoor pool and enjoy all Whistler has to offer.
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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino

Located near the village of Tofino on Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is an exclusive eco-safari destination accessible by a scenic 45 minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver or a 30 minute boat ride from Tofino. With only 20 luxury guest tents the Clayoquot offers an exclusive and personal environment for all of their visitors.
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Four Seasons, Vancouver

Open the drapes and welcome in plenty of natural light and impressive city views at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the natural beauty of Vancouver has influenced the décor of these luxury accommodations. The on-site Red Cedar spa and indoor/outdoor pool facilities make this a perfect place to relax with family.
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Activity Level

Enthusiast

The activities are varied and with the exception of the mountain bike camp option, all are suitable for kids of all ages!

Gear

British Columbia Family Vacation

A West Coast Family Vacation

British Columbia is Canada’s western most province, and also the most biologically, geographically, and climatically diverse. The province’s motto is “Splendor Sine Occasu,” which translates as splendor without diminishment. On this British Columbia family vacation you will be exploring a variety of landscapes, from grasslands and mountains, to ocean and big city. You’ll fly over several of Canada’s tallest mountain ranges, ride through cowboy country, fish salmon streams surrounded by coastal rainforest, and visit beautiful Vancouver, a sophisticated world-class city.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally-supported, private trips. We've applied the hallmarks that we’re known for to our British Columbia family vacation: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine (selected by B&R)
  • Services of guide(s) and support vehicle
  • Use of all equipment required for activities
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.Learn more about our guides »

Accolades

“We had an unbelievable week on our honeymoon trip! We can't stop talking about the biking, eating, beer, kayaking, fishing & wine. We'll definitely be exploring more Butterfield & Robinson trips in the future as well. We consider this trip just the beginning of a series of fabulous future vacations!”

— Alison & Chase Curtin,
Bespoke BC Biking 2012

British Columbia Family Private

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Q&A: Zita Cobb,
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