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, British Columbia, Canada
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in British Columbia:



1. Vancouver:

Stanley Park: Explore this iconic park with its seawall, totem poles, and beautiful views of the city.

Granville Island: A vibrant cultural district with artisan shops, theaters, and a public market.

Grouse Mountain: Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and skiing, and take in the breathtaking views of the city.

Science World: Perfect for families, this interactive science museum is both fun and educational.

2. Victoria (Vancouver Island):

Royal BC Museum: Discover the natural and cultural history of British Columbia through fascinating exhibits.

Butchart Gardens: Stroll through stunning gardens with colorful flowers and picturesque landscapes.
Whale Watching: Go on a whale-watching tour and spot orcas, humpback whales, and other marine life.

3. Whistler:

Whistler Blackcomb: Renowned for skiing and snowboarding in winter, but also great for hiking and mountain biking in the summer.

Village Stroll: Enjoy the charming alpine village with shops, restaurants, and bars.

Peak 2 Peak Gondola: Take a ride on the world's highest and longest lift to experience breathtaking mountain vistas.

4. Kelowna (Okanagan Valley):

Wineries: Explore the numerous wineries and vineyards, and taste some of BC's finest wines.
Okanagan Lake: Swim, kayak, or paddleboard in this stunning freshwater lake.

Hiking: The nearby trails offer excellent hiking opportunities with beautiful views.
5. Kelowna (Okanagan Valley):

Wineries: Explore the numerous wineries and vineyards, and taste some of BC's finest wines.
Okanagan Lake: Swim, kayak, or paddleboard in this stunning freshwater lake.

Hiking: The nearby trails offer excellent hiking opportunities with beautiful views.

6. Kootenay National Park:

Hot Springs: Relax in the Radium Hot Springs or Fairmont Hot Springs while surrounded by nature.
Hiking and Camping: There are various trails and campgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts.

7. Great Bear Rainforest:

Wildlife Viewing: This temperate rainforest is home to grizzly bears, wolves, eagles, and more. Take a guided tour to spot these majestic creatures.

Kayaking: Paddle through the pristine waters and experience the lush wilderness up close.

8. Yoho National Park:

Emerald Lake: A stunning glacial lake with vibrant blue-green waters, perfect for canoeing and hiking.

Takakkaw Falls: Marvel at one of Canada's tallest waterfalls.

Hiking Trails: Explore various trails, including the Iceline Trail and Yoho Valley.

9. Kelowna (Okanagan Valley):

Wineries: Explore the numerous wineries and vineyards, and taste some of BC's finest wines.
Okanagan Lake: Swim, kayak, or paddleboard in this stunning freshwater lake.

Hiking: The nearby trails offer excellent hiking opportunities with beautiful views.

10. Revelstoke:

Revelstoke Mountain Resort: Ideal for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountain biking and hiking in the summer.

Revelstoke National Park: Explore the pristine wilderness with numerous hiking trails.

Enchanted Forest: A whimsical forest with handcrafted fairy tale figurines.

11. Gulf Islands:

Salt Spring Island: Known for its artisanal products, outdoor activities, and beautiful beaches.

Galiano Island: Great for hiking and wildlife watching, with beautiful coastal scenery.

Pender Island: Explore the numerous beaches, hiking trails, and parks.

12. Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis):

Northern BC: Visit places like Smithers or Fort St. John for a chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights.

Stargazing Tours: Join guided tours for the best chances of seeing this natural spectacle.

13. Okanagan Wine Country:

Wine Tours: Experience the world-class wineries and tasting rooms in the region.

Farm-to-Table Dining: Savor delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients.

Cycling: Explore the picturesque vineyards and countryside by bike.

14. Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands):

Haida Heritage Centre: Learn about the rich indigenous culture of the Haida people.

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve: Explore the stunning wilderness and historical sites.

Fishing: Enjoy some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in the world.

15. Barkerville Historic Town:

Step Back in Time: Experience life in the 1800s with costumed interpreters, gold rush history, and heritage buildings.

Gold Panning: Try your luck at gold panning, just like the prospectors of the past.

Stagecoach Rides: Take a ride on a horse-drawn stagecoach through the historic streets.

16. Cariboo Chilcotin Coast:

Wilderness Adventures: Go on multi-day canoe trips, wildlife safaris, and hiking excursions.

Cowboy Culture: Discover the region's ranching heritage and enjoy a true western experience.

Ghost Towns: Explore abandoned gold rush-era towns like Quesnel Forks.

17. Vancouver Island Wildlife Viewing:

Bear Watching: Join tours to see black bears and grizzlies in their natural habitat.

Bird Watching: Vancouver Island is a hotspot for birdwatchers, with various species to spot.

Marine Life: Take boat tours to see whales, sea lions, and seals.

18. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve:

Long Beach: Enjoy long walks on the sandy shores and watch surfers ride the waves.

Rainforest Trails: Hike through lush rainforests and encounter unique wildlife.

Hot Springs Cove: Relax in natural hot springs surrounded by coastal beauty.

19. Hot Springs:

Harrison Hot Springs: Soak in the therapeutic mineral waters while enjoying scenic views.

Ainsworth Hot Springs: Experience the healing powers of the caves and pools.

20. Hiking and Backpacking:

West Coast Trail: A challenging trek along the rugged coastline of Vancouver Island.

Berg Lake Trail: Offers stunning views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail: A coastal hike with beautiful views and secluded beaches.



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