Your 6-hour personalized nature and history tour begins with morning hotel pickup in Vancouver. Meet your guide and climb aboard the private vehicle, then sit back and admire British Columbia’s dramatic scenery. You’ll cruise out of the city and north along the Sea to Sky Highway, soaking up views of coastal mountains and Howe Sound speckled with unspoiled islands.
After about 30 minutes, you’ll drive into tranquil town of Britannia Beach, a 19th-century hotspot for copper mining and National Historic Site. Break at the Britannia Mine Museum, where you’ll have two hours to tour the mine, pan for gold and view historic exhibits before continuing on.
Hop back in the car and pass through the coastal town of Horseshoe Bay toward Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Disembark and enjoy a 10-minute trail walk through the forest until you reach the falls. From the lookout deck, watch BC’s third tallest waterfall cascade 1,100 feet (335 meters) into a chilly pool.
Next, head to Brackendale Eagle Habitat, you final stop on the tour. From your viewpoint on the Squamish River, you’ll have stellar views of eagles plunging into the rushing water for spawning salmon. Enjoy free time to take a trail walk and fuel up on a hearty two-course lunch that includes salad or soup; a main course of wild salmon, BBQ chicken or half a rack of ribs; and veggie sides like asparagus, corn and potato salad (menu subject to change) — all accompanied by complimentary coffee, tea and non-alcoholic refreshments.
After lunch, relax on the return trip to Vancouver. Your half-day excursion concludes back at your departure point in the afternoon.