The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is a diverse blend of four unique geographical areas, from urban sophistication to natural, unspoiled landscapes.
Vancouver Island is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines and emerald forests.
BC’s interior Thompson Okanagan region is a four-season destination of stunning beauty, rich in both culture and history, and boundless outdoor adventure.
Pristine natural beauty, rich history, fascinating Aboriginal culture, genuine people; Northern British Columbia has it all.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is all about outdoor adventure, unique communities and interesting characters.
The Kootenay Rockies region is a spectacular mountain-oriented destination situated in the southeast corner of British Columbia.
Vancouver is the perfect dichotomy, as cosmopolitan as it is natural.
Richmond is more than just the home of Vancouver International Airport (YVR); here, unique experiences go far beyond arrivals and departures.
North of Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, Whistler blends the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of the most sophisticated urban centre.
As the province’s capital, Victoria’s vibrant urban centre blends seamlessly with neighbouring, quaint communities and rolling landscapes.
Backdropped by mountains, Kelowna is a sanctuary of pristine lakes, pine forests, abundant gardens, orchards and vineyards, sandy beaches and superb amenities.
Set at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers, Kamloops is ideally situated in the heart of British Columbia.
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.
Nestled along Canada’s west coast, the Vancouver Island region — a land mass bigger than Belgium — is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines and emerald forests, where the ever-present Pacific Ocean shapes the scenery and softens the climate.
In addition to BC’s vibrant capital city, Victoria, you’ll find a mix of awe-inspiring views and outdoor adventure in the region, like golfing, kayaking, whale watching, bear viewing, guided caving, surfing and skiing, just for starters.
On the east coast, the gentle breezes of the Georgia Strait and the protection of the Vancouver Island mountain ranges create a moderate climate perfect for growing flora and food. The bucolic seaside village of Cowichan Bay received North America’s first Cittaslow recognition, making it a destination not just to see (its First Nations cultural offerings are captivating), but to taste, from artisanal cheese and homegrown spirits to freshly caught seafood.
Work it all off with a walk, run, hike or bike through one of the Island’s 160 government designated parks, or on the famous West Coast Trail, a 75-kilometre (47-mile) backpacking test of mettle. On the wild west coast, discover Canada’s surf capital, Tofino, which boasts jaw-dropping coastal scenery where rainforest runs right into the Pacific Ocean; soak up sun on the beaches in summer and cosy in safely beside a warm fire and watch the wild storms, outside, in winter.
With the mildest climate in Canada, any time of the year is an ideal time to visit Vancouver Island.
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Nestled on 32 hectares (80 acres) of field and forest near Armstrong in the Thompson Okanagan, Caravan Farm Theatre captivates audiences with original seasonal productions set in the great outdoors.
Seasonal shimmer amid the trees? Sure, if you’re taking in the splendour during the annual Milner Christmas Magic.
Kick off the holiday season in high-flying fashion at North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain, where festivities include sleigh rides through the forest, glides along the 743-square-metre (8,000-square-foot) outdoor skating rink,
Ask any Vancouver Island fan of food (and wine and spirits) what’s on their culinary radar, and you’ll get one answer: Victoria’s new Public Market at the Hudson.