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
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.