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British Columbia holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

We offer 29 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.
Grizzly bear watching holidays in British Columbia, Canada
Spectacular viewing of British Columbia's grizzly bears, from £2950 (6 days) inc UK flights
Canadian Rockies adventure holiday
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from £1839 - £1949 (10 days) ex flights
Grizzly Bear watching tour in British Columbia, Canada
Fantastic excursion to British Columbia, from CA $1890 - CA $2705 (4 days) ex flights
British Columbia bear watching cruise
Cruise along one of the last unspoiled wildernesses, from CA $4850 (8 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies activity holiday
Adventure through the Canadian wilderness, from £1400 - £1525 (15 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
Rediscover your earth-based roots in the mirror of culture, from CA $1096 - CA $1246 (4 days) ex flights
Backpacking in the Canadian Rockies
Multi-day trekking in remote Rocky Mountain wilderness, from CA $1165 (3 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island holiday
Valleys rich with wildlife, bear, deer & moose, from £3369 - £3869 (15 days) inc UK flights
British Columbia wildlife holiday, whales and bears
Rugged scenery and wildlife of Western Canada , from £2999 - £3099 (11 days) inc UK flights
Canadian Rockies walking holiday
Experience breath-taking scenery in the Canadian Rockies, from £1219 - £1319 (11 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
Canadian Rockies camping holiday
Explore pristine British Columbia & Alberta in the Rockies, from £1189 - £1329 (12 days) ex flights
Kayaking with Orcas in British Columbia, Canada
Kayak with orcas and humpacks in beautiful British Columbia, from US $1545 (4 days) ex flights
Ranch horseback riding holiday in Canada
Activities of a western lifestyle, from CA $572 (1 day) ex flights
Hiking in the Rockies, Canada
Walk spectacular wilderness mountain trails for all ages, from CA $1584 - CA $1760 (4 days) ex flights
Rocky Mountain vacation accommodation
Remote lodge & retreat in the Canadian Rockies wilderness, from CA $124 - CA $250
Grizzly bear tour in British Columbia
Drift down rivers watching grizzly bears catching salmon, from £4745 (6 days) ex flights
Canada family adventure holiday
The perfect outdoor adventure for the whole family, from £1229 - £1289 (10 days) ex flights
Gulf Island sailboat cruise in British Columbia
Explore the protected waters of the Gulf Islands, from CA $2300 (5 days) ex flights
Pender harbour bed and breakfast in British Columbia, Canada
Oceanview B&B on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada, from CA $129 - CA $159 per accommodation per night
Lasqueti Island vacation accommodation, Canada
Secluded Lasqueti Island self catering beachfront paradise, from CA $100 per house per night
British Columbia local art and culture tours, Canada
Experience, connect, learn & have fun on the Sunshine Coast, from CA $21 - CA $150 per tour
Grizzly Bear viewing in Bella Coola, Canada
Extraordinary grizzly bear viewing in Bella Coola Valley BC, from CA $125 per half day
Victoria whale watching tour in British Columbia, Canada
Victoria's best whale watching day trip, from CA $75 - CA $125 per half day
Haida Gwaii beach cabins, Canada
Beautiful off-grid beach cabins on QCI/Haida Gwaii BC Canada, from CA $85 - CA $145 per accommodation per night
British Columbia bear watching chalet, Canada
"Be at home in a Grizzly kingdom.", from CA $600 per accommodation per night
Bella Coola Mountain Lodge, British Columbia
Unique wilderness & experiences. Unforgettable hospitality, from CA $117 - CA $155 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Sunshine Coast luxury sea front accommdation, BC, Canada
Dramatic modern architecture to match stunning oceanfront, from CA $250 - CA $1099 per accommodation per night

17 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 Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Rocky Mountain vacation accommodation
The centre was amazing. The people made it a great experience and we had wonderful food. The peace and tranquillity was wonderful and I appreciated being away from the crowds. (more)Sally Wright
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. (more)Sarah Smith
From CA $124 - CA $250
Canada family adventure holiday
Memorable parts? The camping trip was so wonderful, it is very difficult to name only one thing. Having said that, the walk to the Plain of Six Glaciers was truly spectacular! Tips? Be flexible, respect other travellers and the tour guide and make the most of opportunities available. Local benefits? Possibly. Overall rating? A wonderful experience. The parts of Canada we visited were spectacular and our tour guide Jayko is worth his weight in gold. (more)Lynda Wilson
From £1229 - £1289 excluding flights
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 $1584 - CA $1760 excluding flights
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 £1400 - £1525 excluding flights
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
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 $1165 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 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 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 £1199 - £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 $1096 - CA $1246 excluding flights

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Unedited reviews from other travellers

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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