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10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Heatstroke Cycle, Osoyoos Image by: Getty Images Author: Andrea Karr

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10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Whether you love cycling, kayaking, wine tasting or even luxury sports cars, one of these exciting British Columbia tours will be sure to peak your interest.

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10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

The Pedaler, Victoria

Pedal your way through Victoria and sample delicious food around town including handmade pizza and ice cream. Tour: Eat. Drink. Pedal. Cost: $109 (upgrade to an electric bike for $50) Time commitment: 4 hours; starts at 11am from Tuesday to Saturday

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10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Covert Farms, Kelowna

Take a tour of the Covert Farms property in the back of a vintage 1952 Mercury one-ton truck and scope the cows, taste the 13 grape varieties, pick strawberries and—of course—taste a little wine. Tour: A Culinary Journey through Canada’s Desert Cost: $49 Time commitment: 1-1.5 hours; starts at 10:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.

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10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Vancouver Brewery Tours

This two-kilometre walking tour starts out at the CRAFT Beer Market in the Olympic Village and stops at three local breweries: Main Street Brewing, Brassneck Brewery and R&B Brewing. The tour includes commentary on the Vancouver craft beer scene and the neighbourhoods that the tour traipses through. Tour: Walking Tour of Brewery Creek Cost: $65 Time commitment: 3 hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm

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By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram/vanbrewerytours

10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Scenic Rush, Vancouver

This B.C. tour features the chance to drive four luxury cars—a Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F430 Spider, Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R—from West Vancouver to Squamish and back. The tour includes a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish with lunch at the Summit Lodge and trek over the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, plus an aerial tour with departure from the Squamish Airport. Tour: The Sky Pilot Experience Cost: $895 Time commitment: 6 hours; Monday to Friday only between April 1 and October 31

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By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram/scenicrush

10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

The London Chef, Victoria

Start your day with brunch and mimosas on the water (aboard the Springtide), then learn all about sustainable seafood, try dropping crab traps and even taste sashimi directly off the fish. The tour will end at The London Chef cooking school, where participants will get to sample antipasti and Blue Grouse wines, and even make a meal with the fresh seafood caught that day. Tour: West Coast Best Coast Cost: $235 Time commitment: 6 hours

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By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram/thelondonchef

10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Eagle Wing Tours, Victoria

Experience whale watching at a quiet and less expensive time of day: sunset. The trip starts out from Victoria’s Inner Harbour around 6 p.m. and returns as the sun sets over the water. If you prefer a more intimate experience, it’s possible to book a private charter. Tour: Sunset Whale Tour Cost: $70-$110 Time commitment: 3 hours

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10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Tyax Adventures, Gold Bridge

For the first year, Tyax Adventures is offering ladies-only mountain biking camps. Ride in a floatplane, bike through the mountains north of Whistler and even camp in the wilderness in tents (with bunk beds!). Sounds like quite the adventure, no? Tour: Ladies Only Explorer Camp Cost: $770; 4-8 people required for the tour to run Time commitment: July 22-24, 2016 (3 days, 2 nights)

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By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram/tyaxadventures

10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Vancouver Water Adventures

See Vancouver like you’ve never seen her before by taking a sunset paddleboard or kayak trip from Granville Island. Watch the sun go down, then take a look at the Vancouver skyline from a new vantage point as your board glows in the water. Tour: Light the Night Cost: $40 to $60 per person, depending on paddleboard or type of kayak Time commitment: 1.5 hours on Friday and Saturday nights (from June 10 to August 27)

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By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram/vancouverwateradventures

10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Heatstroke Cycle, Osoyoos

Enjoy a leisurely bike tour of Okanagan wine country without breaking a sweat—because you’ll be riding an electric bike! The package includes tastings at seven South Okanagan wineries, plus some pretty killer scenery. Tour: Golden Mile Wine Country Tour Cost: $160; minimum of 4 people required for the tour to run Time commitment: 4-5 hours

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10 exhilarating summer tours in B.C.

Deep Cove Kayak, Vancouver

This full-day tour includes two hours of kayaking along the Indian Arm, lunch at Village Table restaurant in Deep Cove, a two-hour bike tour in North Vancouver and, to finish things off, a visit to Bridge Brewing for a beer or tasting flight of beers. Tour: Boats, Bikes & Beers Cost: $279 Time commitment: Full day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24

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By: Andrea Karr Source: Instagram/anahitavan

 

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