From the stunning Coast Mountains beyond downtown Vancouver to the Okanagan’s lush wineries, from the whale-watching tours of genteel Victoria to the ancient totem poles in the Haida Gwaii archipelago, British Columbia offers the perfect blend of nature and cultured living.
Diverse Vancouver, which co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics with Whistler, entices visitors with ultra-fresh seafood and succulent Asian dishes. Bike around the Stanley Park Seawall or hike up Grouse Mountain to burn those calories off, take a jet boat tour through Coal Harbour and English Bay, or admire native artwork at the Museum of Anthropology. You can also cheer your lungs out at a Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game.
North of Vancouver, Whistler is more than just one of the best ski resorts in North America. Enjoy bear-watching, ziplining, axe-throwing, ATV tours, and other activities. The spectacular PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola offers a bird’s-eye view, while Whistler Village runs the gamut from upscale restaurants to bustling nightclubs.
Victoria, the stately provincial capital, impresses with the Butchart Gardens, the Royal BC Museum, and its lively craft beer scene. You can find surfing and beachfront relaxation in Tofino or golfing and wine tours in Kelowna. Or seek adventure on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John and experience world-class scuba diving in Powell
River. In short, British Columbia is sure to impress you.