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.
As the province’s capital, Victoria’s vibrant urban centre blends seamlessly with neighbouring, quaint communities and rolling landscapes, boasting wineries, farmers markets and pioneering chefs and producers. Bonus: its mild climate allows residents and visitors to pursue outdoor activities all year round.
Established in 1843 by James Douglas as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Company, Victoria’s British ancestry is apparent everywhere, from double-decker buses and formal gardens, to tearooms and proper pubs, almost all of which boast selections of the area’s tasty local craft brewing scene.
The city is home to many historic buildings and some of the most fascinating museums in Western Canada, including the Royal BC Museum — the perfect place to learn about the province’s colourful heritage.
Its diverse history has provided a solid foundation for the contemporary cosmopolitan centre Victoria has become. The city’s growing culinary scene embraces both international influences alongside the area’s local bounty. Not to mention that whatever you order is sure to be complemented by an adventurous, delicious cocktail, crafted by one of Victoria’s master mixologists.
Take the scenic, 90-minute ferry from Vancouver (you might just see whales, Orcas and dolphins) or hop on a quick 30-minute flight to Victoria, and discover the city’s charm for yourself.
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Each of the province’s historic sites has an intriguing story to tell. Here are a few to visit this summer:
Canada’s westernmost province proves a show-stopping backdrop for celebration — be it adventure, musical interludes, drama, food for thought or consumption.
There’s little wonder why British Columbia’s museums and galleries captivate the collective imagination: these draws celebrate traditions and recall what once was; they challenge complacency and engage the curious mind.
Some of the wildest BC adventures are just below the water’s surface — Canada’s westernmost province is, after all, home to extraordinary reefs, ghostly shipwrecks and a gloriously active marine life.