In Photos: Enjoying Canada’s British Columbia

Take a guided hike through the Great Bear Rainforest from late August through to October, and you are very likely to get a good, long look at the majestic animals that give this vast temperate rainforest its name.

This is when the tenacious salmon swim back to their birthplace to spawn each year after a round-trip voyage of thousands of miles. For the grizzly bears dipping their paws into the fast-flowing waters, it’s like an animal kingdom version of an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet.

You can hop on and off these cute vintage-style trolley buses all day, as they explore Vancouver on two separate loops. Take in everything from Stanley Park with its soaring totem poles and sandy beaches, to the historic Chinatown district, Science World museum and Granville Island with its famously delicious Public Market.

Hop off in the hip Gastown ’hood to find cobbled streets with Canadian designer stores and First Nations galleries. You’re not driving, so enjoy a craft cocktail — maybe a Gastown Swizzle, made with locally distilled spirits in one of the many funky bars.

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