Some popular destinations in British Columbia include...
Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and the third largest
in Canada. It is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides and is nestled
alongside the Coast Mountain Range. Vancouver
is home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling metropolitan core, and
boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada.
Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, sits on the south tip of Vancouver
lsland off the west coast of Canada. It is a city with a vibrant downtown inner
harbour area, filled with attractions, great shopping and fine restaurants.
Known as The Garden City, Victoria is a year-round
tourism destination that offers a friendly, laid back atmosphere for all visitors
and enjoys the mildest climate in Canada.
Vancouver Island is a premiere destination for travelers from around the
world. Enjoy pristine rainforests, rugged terrain, spectacular scenery, a variety
of wildlife, endless beaches, world-class museums, gardens, and galleries. Visit
interesting cities and towns such as: Sooke, Chemainus,
Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Comox,
Courteney, Tofino, Ucluelet,
Sidney, Campbell River, Cowichan
Bay, Zeballos and Port Hardy.
Whistler, BC is Canada's finest four-season resort, and frequently ranks
among the top five winter ski resorts in the world. Whistler and Blackcomb mountains
offer more world class skiing than anywhere in North America. Whistler
is not just about skiing, you'll find find great snowboarding, mountain biking,
hiking trails, golf, mountain festivals, boutiques, fine dining, and events.
A 1 1/2 hour journey from Vancouver brings you to the Sunshine Coast,
where you can enjoy the most temperate climate in all of Canada. The Sunshine
Coast stretches 180-km (112 miles) along the Northeast shore of the Strait of
Georgia, from Howe Sound north to Desolation Sound. Enjoy coastal communities
such as: Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Powell River, Sechelt, Lund, Halfmoon Bay and
Pender Harbour and Egmont.
Northern British Columbia comprises more than half the entire province of
BC, is approximately 500,000 square kilometres in size and stretches from the
Alberta border in the east to Prince Rupert
on the Pacific coast. The Queen Charlotte Islands is a group of more than 150
islands, located in the northwest region of British Columbia. It has gained
a reputation for outstanding natural beauty and a remarkable First Nations culture.
BC Rockies / Kootenay Rockies
The BC Rockies border the province of Alberta to the east and the states of
Washington, Idaho, and Montana to the south. This region is rich in natural
beauty, with alpine lakes, miles of mountain meadows, rocky peaks and hot springs.
Visit scenic mountain towns such as: Cranbrook, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie,
Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Panorama, Revelstoke,
Radium Hot Springs and Windermere.
The Gulf Islands
Made up of over 200 islands, the Gulf Islands are one of BC's most popular
visitor destinations. Situated in the Strait of Georgia between the Mainland
of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, with Campbell River to the north and
Victoria and the San Juan Islands to the south. Salt Spring, Pender,
Galiano, Mayne and Saturna are the most popular Gulf Islands.
The Thompson Okanagan region in BC's interior
is known for its spectacular beauty, agricultural
abundance, historic richness and recreational
opportunities. This area is renowned for its moderate
climate, vineyards and wineries and stunning mountain,
lake, and desert terrain. Visit towns such as:
Vernon, Salmon Arm, Princeton, Oliver, Penticton,
Peachland, Enderby, Merritt, Osoyoos, Shuswap,
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast in Central British
Columbia is diverse in scenery, rich in history
and full of adventure, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
is BC's real west. The region covers around over
31 million acres. Enjoy towns such as: Barkerville,
Clinton, 100 Mile House, Anahim Lake, Quesnel,
Lillooet, Wells and Williams