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Welcome to British Columbia

Visitors to Canada’s west coast can’t help but fall madly in love with beautiful British Columbia. Home to snow-capped mountain ranges, luscious rainforests, pristine beaches and cosmopolitan cities, British Columbia will captivate you with the promise of adventure.

Boasting six distinct regions, over 15,000 miles of coastline and 997 provincial parks, this province isn’t just an outdoor playground — it’s a colossal jungle gym loaded with all the bells and whistles.

Set Your Spirit Free

Life on Vancouver Island, located off the province’s Pacific coast, is all about the great outdoors. Experience it for yourself along the famed West Coast Trail. Spanning almost 47 miles, this journey leads you through forests teeming with 1,000-year-old trees, idyllic beaches, cascading waterfalls and vast gorges.

After, make your way to the quaint surf town of Tofino, where you can ride frothy waves year-round, horseback ride at Chesterman Beach or take a First Nations cultural tour. Following an exciting day outdoors, relax at exquisite restaurants.

Trade your surfboard for a snowboard at Whistler. Considered one of the best ski resorts in North America, Whistler entices winter sports enthusiasts with three glaciers, 16 alpine bowls and over 200 groomed runs. Travel from Whistler to Blackcomb by riding the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the world’s tallest and longest lift of its kind.

If you want to take it easy, the Okanagan Valley in the north is the destination for you. Uncover 200 wineries along self-guided wine trails to sip pinot noir, merlot and other varietals.

Every trip to British Columbia needs to include the Rocky Mountains on the provinces’ southeastern border with Alberta. Experience these majestic peaks at Yoho National Park, with everything from waterfalls to fossil beds.

Vibrant Vancouver and Victoria

Rich in diversity and full of world-class amenities, Vancouver has a unique character you just can’t find anywhere else. Thanks to a multicultural population, you’ll have the chance to feast at top-notch sushi bars, authentic Italian eateries and renowned seafood joints. Situated between the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountains, it’s one of the few spots on Earth where you can ski and sail in the same day. Just outside of town, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park dishes out thrills as it crosses a ravine.

Just a short ferry ride away on Vancouver Island is Victoria. Victoria’s colonial roots live on in the regal gardens, horse-drawn carriages and historic buildings found all over town.