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Strait of Georgia, British Columbia

Strait of Georgia, British Columbia: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

1. From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

Discover Victoria, the capital of British Columbia on a guided tour from Vancouver. See the Empress Hotel, the Parliament buildings and beautiful Butchart Gardens. Upon leaving Vancouver, take a scenic ferry ride from the mainland through the Gulf Islands to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. From here, you will embark on a driving tour to Victoria. Upon arriving in downtown Victoria, join a driving tour and discover Victoria’s downtown area featuring the the Inner Harbour, The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Mile 0, and historic Chinatown. Enjoy some free time to explore downtown Victoria at your own pace. Next, visit the internationally renowned Butchart Gardens. This National Historic Site began with an exhausted limestone quarry that was transformed into the now picturesque Sunken Garden. Explore 55 acres of themed garden displays, including a Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and Rose Garden. Wind down your day with the scenic return sailing trip aboard BC Ferries, and then back to where your tour began.

Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver and Tofino

2. Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver and Tofino

Make your way to Coal Harbour (a part of Burrard Inlet near Canada Place) in Vancouver and board the floatplane. From there, ascend for a bird’s-eye view of the green towers of the Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. Marvel at these incredible panoramas of the city skyline before heading West over some of British Colombia's most stunning natural scenery. Fly across the Straight of Georgia, over Port Alberni Inlet and Pacific Rim National Park. Enjoy stunning city, ocean, and mountain views during this quick 1-hour journey - a convenient and memorable way to get to Vancouver Island. As you fly closer towards your destination, descend along the coast of Clayoquot Sound into the picturesque Tofino Harbour. Land adjacent to the Tofino Resort and Marina in the heart of the village where your flight will end. This transfer is also available in the opposite direction, from Tofino to Vancouver.

Between Vancouver & Whistler: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

3. Between Vancouver & Whistler: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Follow your audio tour guide along Highway 99, one of the most scenic drives in British Columbia. Start anywhere along the route between Vancouver and Whistler. The tour experience is the same in any direction. Learn about the Lions Bay Search and Rescue team. Discover the beauty of Stawamus Chief Mountain. Hear about the Strait of Georgia and other sights at your own pace.  With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This tour is easy to navigate and all ages will be entertained. This audio guide will keep you and your family laughing and engaged along the way with trivia fun. Each point of interest along the way has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights. Keep score or just listen.

From Sechelt or Langdale: Sunshine Coast Tour and Hike

4. From Sechelt or Langdale: Sunshine Coast Tour and Hike

Immerse yourself in the culture and nature of the Sunshine Coast on a small group tour of the area's highlights. Check out some local shops at Gibson Landing, stop for some lunch at Roberts Creek, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park. Start with pickup from either the ferry or airport terminal. From there, head to Gibson Landing to browse the local boutique shops including Gibsons Public Market. Check out Molly’s Reach, which is famous for being a key location in CBC’s longest-running Canadian drama, The Beachcombers. Head up the coast to the arty community of Roberts Creek. Take a gentle stroll along the pier and beaches. Further north, visit Sechelt, a charming seaside town where you can find local arts and hand-crafted goods. Here, there will be time to stop for a lunch break at a local favorite brewery. Continue along the Sunshine Coast highway until you arrive in the Halfmoon Bay area. Hike to the Smuggler Cove Marine Park viewpoint through lush forests, Arbutus trees, and toward the mouth of the cove. Admire the views out into Georgia Straight, Thormanby Island, and Texada Island.

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What people are saying about Strait of Georgia, British Columbia

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 82 reviews

The guide was very knowledgeable and the activity itself was most interesting. Everything was very well organized from start to finish.

Excellent experience, the ferry ride is very nice, organize well for the 2:30 stay in Victoria and later enjoy the gardens.

Great experience! The tour guide Zac was great, very knowledgeable and couldn’t do enough for the group.

Great trip, friendly and knowledgable guide and very enjoyable day.

We have a great drive with this app and the quiz was alot of fun.