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Our most recommended British Columbia Private Experiences

Jasper: Private Helicopter Tour in the Rocky Mountains

1. Jasper: Private Helicopter Tour in the Rocky Mountains

Meet your local pilot and private helicopter at the Jasper Hinton Airport. From here discuss your preferred tour route, with consideration given to current weather conditions, allotted time and your comfort level. All passengers will be given a thorough safety briefing and plenty of time for photos with the helicopter. Passengers will then board the aircraft and lift off to enjoy spectacular scenery. Headsets will be provided to every passenger to communicate with their pilot- ask questions and learn a little bit about the area. Your pilots live and play here and can't wait to share some favourite spots with you. 20 minute tour- Get into the mountains quickly in our Long Ranger helicopter that takes up to 6 people. A quick zip along a mountain ridge and soar above beautiful local lakes. Perfect for those who are unsure of heights or motion sickness. 30 minute tour- You can choose between a flight along Folding Mountain ridges and then into the alpine peaks towards Miette Hotsprings. Journey north out over Brule lake towards Solomon peak that taunts us from the airport. Or chose to fly in the main valley and take in Jasper Lake and townsite from an incredible angle with the Rocky mountains all around you. 60 minute tour- Our helicopter travels quite fast and can reach many hidden gems and secret spots in one hour. It's best to discuss your route with your local pilot! It doesn't matter the route -amazing scenery and plenty incredible photo opportunities are guaranteed! 2 hour tour- A customized tour just for you and your group. Includes one remote landing. Many pristine lakes or even mountain tops to land at for an incredibly full experience.

Campbell River: 6-Hour Whale Watching Boat Tour

2. Campbell River: 6-Hour Whale Watching Boat Tour

Discover an abundance of wildlife in the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. Encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more, on a 6-hour Whale Watching Tour, onboard either a Zodiac or Covered vessel with onboard washrooms. Begin at the Floathouse with a brief explanation of the wildlife you may encounter, a map of the general area of travel, and safety information. Travel to see a variety of wildlife in a well maintained, 12 passenger vessel. Enjoy a nature interpretation by your certified Naturalist Guide and Captain. Eat an onshore lunch of freshly made wraps, snacks of homemade baked goods and granola bars, and beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and water. Don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars (tripods not recommended). Take in the calm and beautiful scenery while traveling through the narrow passages between the Discovery Islands and into Johnstone Strait, rather than into the open Pacific Ocean. Hear the vocalizations of Orca or Humpback Whales through the onboard Hydrophones (underwater microphones) if those opportunities arise (Orca and Humpback Whales do not communicate all day).

Vancouver: Private Tour with a Local

3. Vancouver: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet them at your accommodation to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. 

Whistler Extreme Private Tour Adventure

4. Whistler Extreme Private Tour Adventure

Start your adventure at 9 AM, at the Stanley Park Causeway where you can enjoy the majestic view of the Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet, and Straits of Georgia. Continue on to the Sea to Sky Highway and experience the thrill of being driven through the beautiful coastline of Howe Sound. Drive by the Britannia Beach community and see the historical Britannia Mine Museum, at one time the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Head on to the Shannon Fall Provincial Park and make a stop at the fall (pending on snowfall). Be amazed by the sheer height of the waterfall. Drive by Squamish and see the main attractions including the Sea To Sky Gondola with magnificent views of Howe Sound at 885m above sea level. Look out for bald eagles in Brackendale. Go to the Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and make a stop at the fall (depending on snowfall). View the spectacular 70-meter horse-shoe shaped Brandywine Fall and Daisy Lake. Experience Bunjee Diving in the Whistler Wilderness and be thrilled by the 160-foot jump into the Cheakamus River gorge. End the trip in Whistler and ride the breathtaking Peak2Peak gondola.

Private Half Day Wine Tasting Tour

5. Private Half Day Wine Tasting Tour

Travel to just outside of Vancouver and immerse yourself in the lush agricultural land that surrounds the city in British Colombia's answer to the Napa Valley, where you will find some fine, small batch wineries. Spend a fun and relaxing afternoon wine tasting and touring in the country.  Considering the tough new drinking and driving laws in this province this is an ideal way to enjoy a day of wine tasting without concern. There, you will be shown to the town by one of our talented local guides in style. Leave the bus crowd behind and enjoy a personalized commentary and travel at your own pace.

Vancouver: Private Food Tour Tailored to You by a Local

6. Vancouver: Private Food Tour Tailored to You by a Local

Chow down in Chinatown, sip on local brews and savor seafood heaven - Vancouver is full of dining delights. With your local host ready to personalize this experience to you, you’ll soon learn why Vancouver is Canada’s dine-out capital. Starting on an empty stomach at the iconic Steam Clock, you’ll be led down the cobblestone streets of Gastown to discover the city’s diverse and distinctive mini districts. You’ll have the chance to try everything from seafood tasters to bao buns in Chinatown. Wash it all down with some of the city’s incredible craft beers when you visit one of your local hosts' favorite brewing companies. Experience why Vancouver has emerged as a global player in the craft brewing scene, first-hand.

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

7. Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or from the port in Vancouver, and then start your private sightseeing tour of the city at Library Square. Admire the public library's original architecture, built in 1995 and a prominent feature of movies such as "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and TV series, including "Battlestar Galactica." Then, stroll around historic Gastown and see Water Street, where fancy coffee shops mingle with restaurants and gift stores. Continue to Canada Place, location of the landmark Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise Ship Terminal, where 5,000 tourists a day disembark from their Alaska cruises to spend the day in the city.  Continue to Stanley Park and experience the most visited natural park in British Columbia. Take a look at the iconic Totem Poles and get panoramic views from Prospect Point. Look over the Pacific Ocean, and at the mountains of North Shore, and see the commercial port and beautiful Lions Gate Bridge from the highest point in the park. Next, drive through a major shopping district and along Beach Avenue to English Bay to encounter the first beach in the city. En route to Granville Island, drive through the Olympic Village, where 2,400 athletes stayed during the Winter Olympics 2010. Reach Granville Island and stop to wander around the art studios, craft galleries and Granville Island Public Market, where you can find unique hand-made products and fine dining delights. Take a 15-minute walk through Queen Elizabeth Park to get panoramic views of the Vancouver skyline and North Shore mountains. See the stunning Bloedel Floral Conservatory, where around 500 species and varieties of plants from deep jungle to desert climates are kept in the glass dome. Explore Vancouver's Chinatown, established in 1885 and declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2011. Today, it is the second largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco and a hive of activity and popular tourist attraction. Then, get complimentary drop off at any hotel in downtown Vancouver or at the cruise terminal.

Vancouver: 3.5-Hour Craft Brewery Tour

8. Vancouver: 3.5-Hour Craft Brewery Tour

With your very own beer expert by your side, discover Vancouver's fantastic local beer scene. On this behind-the-scenes tour, learn how craft beer is made and how it's made Vancouver the craft beer capital of Canada. Enjoy a range of beer tasters catered to your liking by your beer guide. Discover what makes each beer so delicious and unique as you go through the tasting. At the second or third stop, try a light snack or meal from a full kitchen. With some entertainment at each stop, join this tour for a day of laughs, knowledge and the best beer around.

Vancouver: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour

9. Vancouver: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour

Take a peek behind Vancouver's big tourist attractions and feast your eyes on a few of the city's hidden gems as revealed by true locals. Enjoy a private and personalized experience with a local host matched to your interests. In the heart of downtown Vancouver, your local insider will lead you from the Rainbow Crosswalk to explore the hip neighborhood of the West End, where you might be lucky to spot some little hidden gnomes. Hang out with the locals along Sunset Beach Park and take a walk along the Seawall, the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Discover a hidden, brightly colored alleyway downtown, perfect for any Instagram lover. Explore the lesser-known hotspots near Engine 347 and if shopping is your thing, Granville Market offers a delectable menu of arts, crafts, and delicious food. Forego the well-trodden tourist routes of trendy downtown and instead take a turn into 10th Avenue to discover beautifully painted heritage homes. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they're all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

Victoria: Marine Life and Whale-Watching Boat Tour

10. Victoria: Marine Life and Whale-Watching Boat Tour

Take your family on a fantastic marine wildlife adventure in the Salish Sea. Board a brand-new high-speed coastal explorer boat and set off to look for whales and other marine creatures, including over 127 species of marine birds. Discover the rich marine environment of the Salish Sea with this ultimate whale and marine wildlife tour. Enjoy two outside viewing areas and a fully-heated cabin.

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What people are saying about British Columbia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 38 reviews

We had many questions about life in Vancouver, and Andrea was very happy to share her personal experience - to the point that she almost ran out of breath while talking and guiding us through the city :-) Thanks, Andrea, and good luck for your future in Vancouver!

Gabriel was a superb guide, the program even better than expected. If you want to get to know Vancouver in a day in a leasurely way, this is it.

Bobby was a knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. We had a wonderful time on our tour with him. We would recommend his tour to everyone.

Knowledgeable, witty and an all around pleasant person. Thank you James for the amazing tour.

Great overview of the city with a knowledgeable guide!