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We offer 45 British Columbia holidays. Our best selling holidays include bear watching, wilderness adventures and whale watching holidays. See the Canadian Rockies, learn about First Nation culture, sail the Inside Passage, experience Vancouver Island and taste the excellent fresh seafood on the Pacific Coast. Our British Columbia holidays collections include sea kayaking around Vancouver Island & Queen Charlotte Islands, bear watching & wildlife holidays and wilderness experiences in remote areas of British Columbia.

British Columbia holidays
Grizzly Bear watching tour in British Columbia, Canada
Fantastic excursion to British Columbia, from CA $1890 - CA $2705 (4 days) ex flights
Grizzly bear watching holidays in British Columbia, Canada
Spectacular viewing of British Columbia's grizzly bears, from £2950 (6 days) inc UK flights
Vancouver Island wildlife tours, Canada
Stunning exploration of iconic wildlife species, from CA $1795 (5 days) ex flights
Vancouver Island kayaking tours, Canada
Kayaking in the heart of Orca territory, from CA $2695 (8 days) ex flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife holiday in Canada
Hike in outstanding natural landscapes where wildlife roam, from CA $1895 (11 days) ex flights
Bear watching holiday in British Columbia
Bear-viewing in British Columbia, Canada, from CA $1200 (4 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies activity holiday
Adventure through the Canadian wilderness, from £968 - £1370 (15 days) ex flights
Backpacking in the Canadian Rockies
Spectacular walking tours in the Rocky Mountain wilderness, from CA $1030 - CA $1300 (6 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies adventure holiday
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from £1659 - £2099 (9 days) ex flights
Trekking holiday in British Columbia
Exclusive trekking with packhorses in pristine wilderness, from CA $2995 - CA $3899 (9 days) ex flights
British Columbia adventure holiday, Canada
Exclusive remote adventure holiday in British Columbia, from CA $2495 (8 days) ex flights
Vancouver Island kayak holiday in Canada
7 day remote wilderness stay off northeast Vancouver Island, from CA $1295 (7 days) ex flights
Grizzly bear watching holiday in British Columbia
Watch grizzly bears fish for salmon, from CA $1795 - CA $2595 (4 days) ex flights
British Columbia bear watching cruise
Cruise along one of the last unspoiled wildernesses, from CA $4850 (8 days) ex flights
Sailing holiday in British Columbia, Canada
Unique coastal adventures, from CA $3950 (7 days) ex flights
First Nation hiking tours in Canada
See the wilderness through native eyes, from CA $935 (4 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies walking holiday
Experience breath-taking scenery in the Canadian Rockies, from £1159 - £1319 (11 days) ex flights
Ranch horseback riding holiday in Canada
Activities of a western lifestyle, from CA $572 (1 day) ex flights
Canada family adventure holiday
The perfect outdoor adventure for the whole family, from £1159 - £1279 (10 days) ex flights
Kayaking with Orcas in British Columbia, Canada
Kayak with orcas and humpacks in beautiful British Columbia, from US $1220 - US $1425 (4 days) ex flights
Queen Charlotte Islands sailing holiday, Canada
Canada's equivalent to the Galapagos Islands, from CA $4495 - CA $4885 (8 days) ex flights
Mackenzie Trail backpacking adventure holiday, Canada
Stunning and challenging trek along an historic trail, from CA $1995 - CA $2950 (8 days) ex flights
Rockies family holiday, Canada
Quality time exploring the wilderness of western Canada, from CA $3600 - CA $6445 (11 days) ex flights
Inside Passage cruise, British Columbia, Canada
From Vancouver Island via the Inside Passage to Haida Gwaii, from CA $2495 - CA $2995 (6 days) ex flights

21 reviews for British Columbia holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent British Columbia holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Ranch horseback riding holiday in Canada
Memorable parts? The horse sides up to the bluffs were great, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside, and the atmosphere in the ranch was very friendly, making you feel as though you fit in almost straight away. Tips? Book for longer than the 4 day trip, at the end I regretted not going for longer. And bring your camera. Local benefits? Yeah, all of their facilities are close together, so apart from the drive there, you don't use cars or anything. They use horses... (more)John Grogan
From CA $572 excluding flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife holiday in Canada
The two day one night walk in Mount Aspiring national park. It was a very enjoyable walk and the sun, mountains, river and scenery was just stunning!...Honestly the best holiday I have ever been on. There was a good level of 'comfort' as well, not a hardcore trip in that sense. (more)Asif abbas
Lots of excitement - whitewater rafting, canoeing on Clearwater, glacier walking - too many and individual to pinpoint just one!...A fantastic experience with a lovely, caring company, who 'went the extra mile'. (more)Fran Turner
We loved the overnight canoe trip at clear water. The scenery, lakes and canyons are breath taking but....... Seeing a black bear with her cubs eating dandelions and playing up a tree at the side of the highway was unforgettable!! (more)Jennie Brown
From CA $1895 excluding flights
Rocky Mountain vacation accommodation
Memorable parts? It is so hard to pinpoint the best part; it was all a fabulous experience. This is a place where you can completely relax and refresh your mind, body and soul. You can mix with other guests, the family/staff that run it or just 'do your own thing'. The welcome is perfect and they seem to expertly gauge the level of contact each guest wants. It is set in a beautiful, natural environment and they have a deep knowledge of the area and everything that lives there, whether... (more)Sarah Smith
From CA $34 - CA $188 per accommodation
Backpacking in the Canadian Rockies
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of our holiday were the views that we experienced. They were breath taking. Sitting on top of Tangle Peak after having just climbed up it was amazing. Robert was a very good guide on this trail and told us a lot about the history of the land with the First Nations. The other trails that we went on were guided by Troy who was the most amazing person. He knew so much and was very encouraging as this was our first hiking holiday. He set a good pace and... (more)Joanne Barnas
From CA $1030 - CA $1300 excluding flights
Vancouver Island wildlife tours, Canada
Watching bears, whales and dolphins. Great weather and scenery. (more)Ian Blezard
Simply breathtaking. The scenic beauty, the wonderful accommodations, the fantastic tours all added up to create a lifetime of memories. (more)Robert Roberto
From CA $1795 including domestic flights only
Hiking in the Rockies, Canada
The most memorable part was walking over a snow wall and then sliding down an avalanche slope all in tea shirts with the sun blazing down on us, followed by a sighting of a grizzly bear. (more)Ian Halliwell
Rob, Marilyn and Troy were wonderful hosts, as were the whole team. The location is stunning, nestled in the mountains with a river running through the centre of it....We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and recommend it to families and couples alike. (more)Susan Brooks
I enjoyed every moment, every story the guides told, every view we climbed to. The Patenaudes are wonderful and knowledgeable hosts, and yet they remain relaxed and easy around their guests (more)Jo Homewood
From CA $635 excluding flights
Queen Charlotte Islands sailing holiday, Canada
Learning of the culture of the people of Haida Gwaai was the most exciting part. (more)Jill Brasch
Another highlight was the incredible smell of food each time we returned to our mother boat: of superb quality and variety. And believe me, that kayaking makes you real hungry! (more)Sue Lorraine
From CA $4495 - CA $4885 excluding flights
Grizzly bear watching holiday in British Columbia
Memorable parts? Getting to watch grizzly bears in their natural environment. Tips? Make the most of the bear-experts on the holiday - ask them lots and lots of questions! Local benefits? Absolutely. Local guides/experts, eco-friendly cabins (composting toilets, low-energy bulbs, recycling etc). Overall rating? Superb! Julius and Krisin were fabulous hosts, who helped to make a great end to my month in British Columbia. (more)Simon Davies
From CA $1795 - CA $2595 excluding flights
Grizzly Bear watching tour in British Columbia, Canada
Seeing the bears in their natural habitat is fantastic. The operators are great and the food was wonderful. (more)Susan Shedda
The most exciting part of our holiday was viewing the (many) grizzly bears in a natural environment without any interference with nature. Specifically, it was thrilling to see several mothers with cubs! (more)Suzanne Wafer
From CA $1890 - CA $2705 including domestic flights only
Canadian Rockies activity holiday
Memorable parts? The most memorable part was meeting up with 11 other like minded people to enjoy the whole experience, a real once in a lifetime holiday. Tips? Be prepare to open your imagination, experience new challenges everyday, and leave with some incredible memories. Local benefits? Yes absolutely, from the trekking with local guides, and use of individual campsites. To the style of group activities chosen, and group involvement with meals, cooking and cleaning. Overall... (more)Iain Buchanan
From £968 - £1370 excluding flights
Canadian Rockies walking holiday
Memorable parts? The glaciers Tips? Always consider that temperature could get lower than expected and same for the rain, it rains frequently but a rain coat is enough to deal with the rain. Local benefits? Yes, we purchased food from locals Overall rating? It was enjoyable (more)Luis Marrero
From £1159 - £1319 excluding flights
First Nation hiking tours in Canada
Memorable parts? The location, hosts and the routes they planned. Tips? The routes / hikes are challenging, the lodge is very comfortable but remote. Very eco-conscious....so be mindful of that. Be ready for all types of weather..from hot sun to snow. Local benefits? Yes - very much so. (more)Jane Cayley
From CA $935 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Want to know more about British Columbia before going on holiday?

Find out more about British Columbia by reading these British Columbia articles.

The Ancient Rainforests of Canada

The success of the campaign to save Canada's Great Bear Rainforest is being heralded as a model solution for conserving the world's remaining ancient forests. The global campaign to prevent the total eradication of the world's ancient forests received a much needed boost last April with the news of a strategically crucial victory for Canadian environmentalists. Throughout the 1990s, the coastal rainforests of British Columbia became one of the world's most notorious environmental battle grounds, with environmentalists pitted against logging companies. Finally, the environmentalists won, and scientists' studies over the past year are now yielding fascinating insights into the habits of creatures that live there. Their work is helping to demonstrate the value of our rainforests to the decision-makers in the Hague.

Read more about British Columbia's ancient forests in Simon Birch's British Columbia article.

Encountering Giants in British Columbia, Canada

Can you imagine photographing a grizzly bear at such close range that you can see every hair on its face? Or a Pacific grey whale, at the very peak of a magnificent breach? These are the kind of world-class wildlife watching experiences that you can expect in British Columbia. You may need a hefty lens on your camera, of course. And a steady hand, or a sturdy tripod. Youíll definitely want an expert guide, too Ė preferably one whose ancestors have lived in the territory for generations. Make sure thatís all fixed up, and you can get thrillingly close to bears and whales in the wild.

Read more about encountering giants on a British Columbia holiday here.
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