ABOUT US

At Discover Canada Tours we specialize in providing travellers with unforgettable, unique, and affordable travel and sightseeing experiences in Western Canada. Everyone in our company – from our family owners to our office staff to our tour guides – are passionate about travel and meeting people from all over the world.

For us, travelling is a way of life, a passion unrivalled by no other. And we know the transformative adventure of travel is not only about where we go, but who we go with: On our tours you will meet people from a wide diversity of places and cultures, returning home with vivid and meaningful memories and new friendships that expand the global community.

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Our Story

The passion for tourism runs in the family. In 2005 Stacey Thorson and her brother-in-law Clint Drdul created Discover Canada Tours’ predecessor, Club ESL Tours, with a goal to provide fully-guided tours around British Columbia to the growing international student market in and around Vancouver. In doing so they were joining the family business: 10 years earlier in 1995 Stacey’s parents, Doug and Dianne Revell, purchased the UNIGLOBE Specialty franchise of which Discover Canada Tours is a division.

In an industry increasingly dominated by large-scale global corporations we are proud to still be a local family owned and operated tour company.

Since Stacey and Clint took our first tour to the Rocky Mountains in March 2005, we have taken over 200,000 travellers around Canada and the Northwestern United States. In 2009 we expanded our focus beyond the international student market, rebranding from Club ESL to Discover Canada Tours. Then, in 2015, we acquired Destination Snow, to expand our winter product and great market share.

As we have expanded to include other types of travellers and groups beyond our initial international student focus, we have maintained our commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences for the best value, but don’t take our word for it: ask our customers. We take pride in the fact that many of our customers were referred by past customers or are repeat customers themselves, and we have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last few years in a row.

Our Affiliates

Club ESL is the international student division of Discover Canada Tours. The primary objective of Club ESL is to enhance the international student’s time abroad by providing opportunities to interact on a social level with other international and Canadian students through tours, activities, intramural sporting leagues, parties and special events.

 

Destination Snow is the ski & snowboard trip division of Discover Canada Tours, specializing in guided ski and board tours for groups to British Columbia and the Banff area. We are the largest group ski and snowboard tour specialist in Western Canada and we send over 8000 skiers and boarders annually.

DC Student Adventures is a full-service student travel division of Discover Canada Tours and your ‘one-stop shop’ for educational travel and activities. We offer a diverse range of travel options to both students and teachers alike, we focus on the safety of students while providing an environment that facilitates learning, expands horizons, encourages personal growth, and develops social skills. We know teachers are busy people so we make the planning process as seamless for you as possible.

 

uniglobeUniglobe Specialty Travel, the parent company of Discover Canada Tours, is a full-service travel management company based in Vancouver, B.C. that is designed to scour the world’s travel resources to consider every reasonable option in planning a travel experience that meets our traveller’s unique needs. We provide travel advice for cruises, flights, international tours and more!

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