Vancouver Coast and Mountains, The Vancouver and Gulf Islands, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Thompson Okanagan, Kootenay Rockies and Northern British Columbia…six distinct regions, six distinct characteristics, one incredible province. Immense diversity sets British Columbia as an ever-popular tourist destination for visitors of all ages and all interests. With thousands of miles of coastline, soaring mountains, lush landscape and multitude of islands it’s an outdoor destination experience. Take to the water for kayaking, sailing, fishing white water rafting and whale watching or explore the land on a biking, hiking, bird watching, golfing or skiing adventure.
A vibrant urban playground, Vancouver combines a lively downtown district with lush parks, fabulous shopping opportunities from Robson Street to Granville Market, historical attractions and a distinctive range of global influenced communities. Stanley Park, the Gastowm District, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Burnaby Village and the bustling harbour are all must- see’s on any itinerary.
Take a ferry or float plane across the Strait to Vancouver Island, home to the very British capital and beautiful harbour town of Victoria. Although only 300 miles from tip to tip, this is an island of unspoilt natural beauty and wilderness, alive with wildlife on land as well as at sea. Marvel at the floral beauty of Stanley Park, the coastal magnificence of Pacific Rim National Park and remote wilderness of Strathcona Provincial Park.
Escape the cities to explore the depths of British Columbia. Go back in time and visit the Gold Rush Trail or ride the range in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. Experience some of the best whitewater rafting in Canada on the Thompson and Fraser Rivers or taste the exemplary wines produced from the renowned fruit orchards of the Okanagan Valley. British Columbia is also home to a wide range of ski resorts, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Mount Mckenzie and Big White are just a few of the snow rich winter destinations.
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