Private jet charter and flights to British Columbia
It may be a bit of a travel cliché, but British Columbia really does have it all. In Canada’s westernmost province you can experience multicultural cities one day and be out enjoying the beauty of the mountains or exploring the coastline the next. It’s hard to think of a natural landscape British Columbia doesn’t boast: there’s old-growth rainforest, snow-topped peaks, glacial lakes, deep fjords and even Canada’s only desert. No surprise, then, that the province’s tourist board chose the strapline ‘Super Natural British Columbia’. Contact our experts today to start planning your trip by private aircraft with Air Charter Service.
Most British Columbia adventures start in Vancouver, but this is no simple gateway city: it’s a destination in its own right. Framed by the North Shore Mountains, surrounded by inlets and the wildlife-rich Georgia Strait and featuring one of the most celebrated city parks in the world, Vancouver is one of the most scenically spectacular cities you’ll ever visit. Views aside, this cosmopolitan city has a fantastic foodie scene where Pacific North West cuisine and a farm-to-fork focus meet Asian flavours. Culture vultures will be satisfied here, too, with plenty of First Nations history, performing arts centres, theatres, live music venues, art galleries and museums.
The Sea to Sky Highway is one of Canada’s most breathtaking driving routes, travelling from sea level up into northern Vancouver’s Coastal Mountains. Each turn in the road opens up a new view as you pass along the edge of the high-sided, forest-clad Howe Sound and onwards towards the world-famous mountain resort of Whistler. This year-round playground is heaven for skiers, snowboarders, après-skiers, hikers and mountain bikers. You can take the Peak 2 Peak gondola over to Blackcomb Mountain; visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre; shop, drink and dine in the car-free village; and hurtle over the treetops on a zip line.
Across the Georgia Strait to the northwest of Vancouver is breathtaking Vancouver Island; home to provincial capital Victoria, a city with a delightful small-town feel. Stretching for over 300 miles from north to south, this picture-perfect island is blessed with forested mountains, a magnificent coastline and surrounding waters teeming with whales, orcas and sea otters. After exploring Victoria’s city sights, head over to the west coast to discover the Tofino and Ucluelet communities and see the wild beaches of the Pacific Rim National Park and Reserve. Over on the east coast, visit Campbell River and Telegraph Cove, where you can head out on whale-watching boat trips or cross the Johnston Strait over to a host of smaller islands. From Telegraph Cove you can also head further up the mainland coast to the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the best places in Canada to see grizzly bears in their natural habitat.
The Interior Plateau, which is located in the Coastal and Rocky Mountains, is home to the Okanagan Valley, one of Canada’s premier wine regions. Rolling hills covered in vines and sparkling lakes characterise the region; while cities such as Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon provide a base for outdoor adventures throughout the year. The city of Kamloops lies to the northwest of the valley and is a gateway to the central Canadian Rockies. In just a few hours you can reach the range’s highest peak, Mount Robson, and Wells Gray Provincial Park. Kamloops is also the overnight stop on the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world’s most scenic railway services.
While Canadian Rockies’ most iconic national parks sit over the provincial line in Alberta, most of the mountain range is actually in British Columbia. The landscapes here are legendary: clear lakes that take on a turquoise hue in the summer and autumn before icing over during the winter, craggy snow-capped peaks and winding rivers. Visit the national parks of Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho, soak in hot springs, watch trains ascend the mountainside through spiralling tunnels and ski the big hills above the town of Golden, a town on the banks of the Columbia River.
Despite being a popular destination, there’s a vast region of British Columbia that remains largely uncharted by the tourist trail. Northern B.C. stretches from the international border with Alaska and the Haida Gwaii archipelago in the west to the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountains in the east, and the Yukon Territory lies to the north. There’s an abundance of First Nations culture, untamed wildlife and relatively empty roads such as Alaska Highway and the Yellowhead Highway.
There are many airports in British Columbia, ranging from large international airfields to smaller airports in cities and towns throughout the province. Simply contact one of our team and we can arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to British Columbia.