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British Columbia

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.

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...
first nations culture in canada
14,000-year-old tools to light fires, fish hooks and spears are some of the discoveries unearthed on Triquet Island in British Columbia. Anthropologists believe the ancient village 500km north-west of Victoria is older than the pyramids. What's really exciting is that stories passed down from generation to generation among the First...
peak2peak whistler
Going to Whistler Blackcomb in winter is the ultimate big mountain experience for skiers and snowboarders. And there are plenty of reasons why Whistler Blackcomb is Canada’s top ski resort. After all, the host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is world-famous. But should you go to...
artisan chocolate
Next time you sink your teeth into a chocolate bar, think about what goes into making it. Actually, most chocolate makers start with partially processed chocolate. But a committed and passionate group of artisan chocolate makers are embracing the bean to bar chocolate process. One of the more unusual things...
things to do in british columbia
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, it's not surprising...
penticton bc
Penticton is a First Nations word for ‘a place to stay forever’. Indeed, many locals moved there permanently after they’d visited, so enamoured they were by the town and its surrounding area. Located at the southern end of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley - and with a population of...