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Luxury outdoor activities, retreats and experiences in British Columbia, Canada

Canada’s westernmost province is a place of astounding natural beauty, with lakes, rivers and mountains that are waiting for you to come and explore. Visitors from all over the world travel to British Columbia for its excellent outdoor activities from heli-skiing, to coastline cruises and trail hiking making for a trip of a lifetime.

Here are a few luxury outdoor experiences to try on your next visit to beautiful British Columbia:

Retreat deep into the mountains with Mountain Trek’s award-winning luxury health programs near Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Offering all-inclusive wellness retreats guaranteed to flood the mind and body with positive endorphins, Mountain Trek’s unique program allows visitors to slow down, relax fully, sleep deeply, reduce stress, reset metabolism and dramatically change body composition (losing weight and increasing muscle!), all through the restorative benefits of being immersed in nature. All-inclusive programs are priced from £4,162pp excluding international flights and transfers.

Discover British Columbia’s rugged coastline with Pacific Yellowfin Cruises

Choose between a 5-night, 6-day cruise through the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest near Douglas Channel from £7,538 in an ‘Orca’ cabin based on double occupancy or a Desolation Sound private-hire cruise, 6-nights priced from £68,767 for a group of 1-8 people. 7, 8 and 9 nights also available. Excludes international flights and transfers.

Get your heart pumping with CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures new Alpine Heli Trail Running and Full Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata trips, available from July 2020.

These heli-supported mountain adventures run from the Bugaboos Lodge and newly renovated Cariboos Lodge respectively. Previous mountaineering experience is not required to explore the Zillmer Canyon’s slots and waterfalls while trail-runners can expect to cover up to 25km per day across ridgelines, forest trails and mountaintop terrain.

Three-day trips are priced from £2,084 per person, excluding international flights and transfers.

Take your lunch to the next level with a Heli-Picnic from Blackcomb Helicopters.

The private flightseeing tour includes a 2.5+ hour lakeside stop in British Columbia’s backcountry where guests will sample delicious lunch in beautiful alpine surroundings catered by Portobello Whistler. £840 for two people – flight-seeing + picnic only.

Winter Only: The Blue Room Ice-Cave Private Dining Experience from Head-Line Mountain Holidays. Only available in winter, the private dining experience sees guests sit within a cathedral cave of blue ice for a five course dining experience with Krug champagne.

Prices starting from: £11,593 / $20,000 CAD for 2 adults excluding international flights.

Coastal Rainforest Safaris: New this coming season - step into the wild with Coastal Rainforest Safaris for a once-in-a-lifetime nature experience that includes safari-style camping in Skull Cove on the secluded Branham Island in the Great Bear Rainforest and opportunities for whale and bear watching with the unique insight of the local Indigenous Kwakwaka’wakw culture.

Prices from £2,265.42 all-inclusive, excluding international flights and transfers.


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