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Vancouver and The Rockies: Unleash Your Wildest Dreams

There aren’t many places in the world that can accommodate for all types of holidays – from the foodies among us to providing the cultural tours to the thrill-seekers looking for their next adventure – Canada covers all the possibilities and more.
The quieter next-door neighbours to the Americans are actually the second-largest country in the world, just behind Russia, with the UK fitting into Canada over 41 times. However, with its vast and expansive area almost the size of Europe, Canada’s population is less than half of the UK’s. If you’re looking to explore at your own pace, this is the perfect destination.
Located in the heart of the British Columbia province, you’ll find one of the most diverse cities around the world, with more than 50% of the locals not having English as their first language. Don’t panic though, they’ll embrace you with open arms. Vancouver is known for being a vibrant and friendly area, offering everything your heart desires for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
One day, you may fancy taking a trip up to Wine Country and cleansing your palette with some of the local ‘grape juice’ before tasting delicacies such as the West Coast, freshly-caught seafood or go multi-cultural with an extensive variety of authentic restaurants from around the globe. Another day could be wondering down to Kitsilano Beach to top up on the tan and continue reading the book you started on the flight over with an incredible background of the snow-covered mountains. Every 24 hours brings a whole new adventure.
For the nomadic wonderers, there are plenty of walking tours to explore the most favoured attractions and some of the hidden treasures that Vancouver has to offer, with local experts leading the way or even a mobile app. The city’s cultural background means it’s a haven for the arts and theatre lovers – events are held all year round and definitely worth catching one or two on your stay; whether you’re a jazz lover, a huge film buff or a comedy fanatic, you’re covered in every season.
If you’re looking for a more relaxed way of travelling around Vancouver, then it’s time to head out onto the water. Cruising can be one of the most care-free experiences having the ability to explore with the option of putting your feet up. Daytime and dinner cruises are both available and provide a whole new unseen angle to the city, with stunning scenery and wildlife sightings whilst the sun is up, and a glittering backdrop for the evening tours.
It’s not just the bustling city of Vancouver that the west coast of Canada boasts – the picturesque views of the Canadian Rockies are something to behold and will be an adventure like never before. With thrill-seeking moments to wildlife tours through the mountains to recreational activities for the whole family to enjoy, The Rockies will keep you coming back for more.
From the Spring through to early Autumn the Rockies have plenty to offer; rock-climbing and mountaineering give you a chance to get a birds-eye view of The Rockies with certified guides showing you the best routes. If you’d prefer to keep your feet on solid ground but want to do something outside your comfort zone, the Wilderness First Aid training course gives you a chance to learn something new and get to grips with the outdoors. Or for the adrenaline junkies, white-water rafting may be right up your street!
There is plenty more to do in The Rockies than just sporting escapades. The summer wildlife discovery tour is perfect for animal lovers who want to see the rich diversity of the Jasper National Park. Guides are knowledgeable in the area and know the best highlights on the route to ensure sightings of the most iconic creatures. Stargazers are also in luck with the world’s largest accessible astronomy park to capture those special moments in the galaxy.
Travelling around to each destination is easy, with countless shuttle services and train tours across the Rockies, including to the stunning Lake Louise – you’ll certainly want to remember your camera. There is also a SkyTram overlooking the Jasper area, transporting you to the summit of Whistler Mountain so you can feel literally on top of the world.
Canada has so much to offer that one trip is simply not enough, but we can help you pick and choose your highlights and design the holiday that showcases the best of region just for you. Call our dedicated team today on 01489 579 975 or drop them an email on holidays@amitytravel.co.uk to start creating your tailored itinerary for your dream getaway.