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British Columbia is a stunning province on Canada’s west coast. From vibrant Vancouver to the mountains and Vancouver Island, discover the breathtaking wonder of British Columbia Canada.

British Columbia offers diverse experiences, from food and wine of the Thompson Okanagan region to sailing around the islands of Vancouver Island.

Love skiing? Whistler, Sun Peaks, Big White, Silverstar and a host of other world-class ski resorts are in British Columbia.

What is British Columbia famous for?

British Columbia is a known for its stunning mountains, Vancouver Island and the lovely city of Vancouver. Vancouver is one of the largest and certainly one of the most beautiful urban centers in Canada.

Why do they call it British Columbia?

The name British Columbia was chosen by Queen Victoria when it became a British colony in 1858. The name British Columbia is a reflection of the province’s origins as the British remainder of the Columbia District of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

How many cities are there in British Columbia?

There are 51 cities in British Columbia. The largest city is Vancouver while the smallest city is Greenwood.

Big White Ski Resort accommodation
When it comes to ski resorts, British Columbia in Canada is right there at the top of the list. BC’s ski resorts get frequent dumps of snow and have long runs, and these days, a highly favourable exchange rate puts Canada at the top of the list for a...
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Majestic mountains, tranquil rivers, lakes and abundant wildlife are some of the things that make British Columbia an awe-inspiring place to visit. Home to the tranquil fjord-like Inside Passage, islands, the serene inlets of the Discovery Coast Passage and one of the most picturesque cities in the world, here are 20...
Long Beach Tofino
Vancouver Island camping is an experience nature lovers should put on the bucket list. Picture an island with forests and meadows, lakes and snow-capped mountains, with rivers full of salmon and trout. Large swathes of the island are protected parkland covered in forests of fir, cedar and rare groves...
Vancouver Island Resorts
Vancouver Island, simply put, is paradise. It’s the Land of the Mighty Yellow Cedars and Giant Sequoias and stands of ancient Douglas Firs in a forest called the Cathedral Grove because the church-spire trees are older, taller and many say holier than the medieval churches of Europe. It’s no...
butchart gardens tours
The Butchart Gardens Victoria BC is an ideal backdrop to while away the time. Shed the stresses and city pressure and escape to one of Canada's most wondrous gardens. As Jack Frost leaves, Mother Nature steps in to welcome the garden with a righteous explosion of colour.A visit to this...
Quails Gate Estate Winery table
Barrels of freshly picked apples, baskets piled to the brim with sweet cherries, juicy peaches, plums and vegetables. A picturesque region of vineyards, orchards, mountains and valleys set around Okanagan Lake, British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is a feast for the eyes and taste buds.A road trip through the Thompson...

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Driving the Alaska Highway

With swirls of steam rising and the crystal-clear water of Liard Hot Springs embracing me, I know there’s no more soothing antidote to my...

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