The glittering city of Vancouver could provide you with one of the most impressive openings to your exploration of British Columbia. Or be remembered as the cherry on top of a fabulous trip. The city itself is energetic and youthful, with world class architecture making a bold statement of modernity, beautiful parks, great galleries and museums, shopping malls and happening restaurants, cafés and bars wherever you turn. Journey beyond the city limits and an equally impressive world awaits. You could take the Whistler Mountaineer – a three hour rail journey that will enrapture train buffs and scenery-lovers alike – to Whistler, the home of Canada’s winter sports. Or you could zip off on a high speed boat to meet up with some of the 80 orca whales that visit Vancouver’s southern waters every summer. Or you can go to dinner…by seaplane. Fly from Vancouver’s buzzing Coal Harbour and alight in tranquil Horseshoe Bay.
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