If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll love British Columbia, although there’s something for everyone in this Canadian province. It also has the mildest winters in the country. While travelling there, you can easily pass the time playing at an online casino or watch a good movie or series on Netflix.
You’ll find it on the country’s west coast with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Rocky mountains on the other.
Here’s a list of some of the reasons to go there:
- Visit the city of Vancouver, which has a lot going for it, apart from its easy access to outdoor activities like hiking and snowboarding. It has cool, hipster neighbourhoods, beautiful beaches, outstanding museums and art galleries, national sporting teams, and many independent breweries. Vancouver is also famous for its many excellent food trucks, which sell gourmet food from many cultures.
- Many hiking trails across the province include the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, the West Coast Trail, and hikes in the Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.
- Visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. It has a British feel with many Victorian buildings and attractions like the Fisherman’s Wharf and the Inner Harbour.
- Visit a wine-growing region, the Okanagan Valley, which has wineries and two major ski resorts: Silver Star and Big White.
- Visit Squamish for many activities like mountain biking, cross country skiing, rock climbing, kiteboarding, and hiking. The Brittania Mine museum there is also worth a visit.
- Ski at world-class ski resorts like the Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks Resort.
- Go whale watching on Vancouver Island from May to October.
- Visit Tofino on Vancouver Island to go surfing. From November, it’s a great place for storm watching and seeing the waves crash onto the coastline. Also, see the wildlife on the island, from black bears, cougars, wolves, and elk to deer.
- Go to a famous urban park called Stanley Park, which has; controversial statues, First Nation totem poles, beautiful beaches, and the Vancouver Aquarium.
- See the Spirit Bear at the Great Bear Rainforest, which is the only place in the world where you’ll see the last 400 of them left in the world.
- Experience the Northern Lights in places like Muncho Lake Provincial Park or Dawson Creek.
- Explore the 40 000 islands of British Columbia like Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the UNESCO World Heritage site Haida Gwaii.
- Cruise the Inside Passage, where cruise ships weave through the islands on their way to Alaska, where you can appreciate the rocky coastline of British Columbia and see fjords and some wildlife.
- Enjoy other outdoor activities like fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, snowshoeing, and heliskiing.
British Columbia’s diverse landscapes from mountain ranges to rainforests, waterfalls, and windswept beaches have inspired a culture of nurturing nature and appreciating spectacular beauty. The British Columbia cities also have a lot to offer with diverse cultures and many sights and attractions.