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Kayaking with Orcas in Canada | Kayakers in the water.jpg

The closest that most of us get to a mighty killer whale is on the big screen, but on Canada’s west coast it’s possible to take whale watching to a whole new level and kayak amongst the orcas in Canada on the trip of a lifetime.

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The Best Restaurants on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island, a 90-minute ferry ride from the city of Vancouver, is two-thirds the size of the UK but boasts a diverse landscape that ranges from mountains to beaches to rainforest, and locavore restaurants that span everything from food trucks to fine dining. Here’s our pick of the best restaurants on Vancouver Island to inspire your next culinary adventure.

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Ice Climbing in Canada With Adventurer Will GaddCanadian adventurer Will Gadd has a busy year ahead – from ice climbing in Canada and Africa to trips to Greenland and an attempt to set the foot-launched world distance record for paragliding.

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Vancouver | Heli-Hiking Don’t be offended if someone tells you to take a hike when you’re in Vancouver - exploring the city’s beautiful backyard is a favourite weekend activity in British Columbia, especially when the snow begins to melt on the mountains and the wild flowers start to bloom. Take a look at our top tips for heli-hiking in British Columbia before planning your trip.

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom

Spring has not just sprung in Vancouver; it has exploded in a riot of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms that pop up across the city before falling like a floral snow all over the streets of downtown. Japan’s influence on Vancouver can be seen all over the city but it becomes most evident when the sakura, cherry trees, blossom in April every year.

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Heli Skiing Vancouver and Beyond

by AmyWatkins March 2014 - last edited May 2014

Vancouver to Whistler | A Heli-Skiing GuideHeli-skiing might sound like something out of a Bond movie, but on the west coast of Canada it’s possible to touch down at Vancouver airport and then take off again in a helicopter that will whisk you straight onto the slopes for some of the finest backcountry skiing in the world. 

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