With the highest diversity of distinct First Nations in Canada, British Columbia is rich in Aboriginal culture.
Whether you want to sip a cappuccino in a luxury hotel or press your own coffee beside a mountain lake, BC has accommodations for every wish and budget.
Sophisticated galleries and museums are just the start of your cultural experience in BC.
There are few places on Earth that offer as diverse and delicious a local culinary scene as BC.
In BC, eating right and living well is part of our lifestyle.
When it comes to finding offbeat and quirky fun in Canada’s westernmost province, you need only to pack a sense of adventure.
British Columbians are known for working hard and playing even harder, and our natural playground offers an abundance of opportunity to do just that.
Canada’s vast wilderness is only a short drive from anywhere you find yourself in BC.
With ski runs that descend from the alpine, cat- and heli-ski operations galore, and endless outdoor play, we make winter count in BC.
From beaches to bungee jumping and everywhere in between, you never know where you’ll find yourself in BC.
Vancouver is the perfect dichotomy, as cosmopolitan as it is natural. From Stanley Park, an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres), right in the downtown core, to the fascinating UBC Museum of Anthropology; from numerous scenic, winding seawalls to stadiums and theatres that attract world-famous talent and acts; from city beaches to first-class restaurants and hotels, there is something in Vancouver for everyone.
For the foodie, there are endless culinary adventures. Taste locally made charcuterie and artisanal cheese while sipping award-winning BC wines; dine in restaurants with menus as spectacular as their sweeping views of mountains, ocean and stunning coastal sunsets; or, explore Vancouver’s burgeoning food truck scene, where the cost of lunch is minimal and the taste of creative, quick-to-order local specialties is priceless.
Vancouver also prides itself on a diverse cultural scene, which was proudly displayed when it hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Museums and cultural centres celebrate unique First Nations history and explore the fabric of the city’s immigrant heritage. Countless galleries showcase the best in both historical and contemporary Canadian and Western Canadian art. Serenity is yours to find in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden or UBC’s Nitobe Memorial Garden, with its traditional Japanese design. Or, just catch one of the world-class local and international ballets, plays, symphonies and concerts that move through the city with regularity.
For the active soul, don’t forget to bring your running shoes, swimsuit, hiking boots, bicycle, skis and golf clubs; endless opportunities to play in the Great Outdoors are only overshadowed by the passion of locals for doing so.
But don’t take our word that Vancouver is like nowhere else in the world. Come, see for yourself.
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