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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.

Quails Gate Estate Winery table
A road trip through the Thompson Okanagan region takes you past rich pickings of vineyards and orchards, where meeting the winemakers and farmers is part of the farm to table experience. Barrels of freshly picked apples, baskets piled to the brim with sweet cherries, juicy peaches, plums and vegetables. A picturesque region...
Kelowna wineries
You might be surprised to learn that British Columbia's Thompson Okanagan region is a favourite holiday destination in winter. But visit this region in summer, spring or autumn for orchards and vineyards. So, put these Kelowna wineries on your list of places to visit.   The lure of the “vine change”...
vernon attractions
In the fertile Okanagan Valley near Vernon in British Columbia, the produce barn at Davison Orchards Country Village is packed with shoppers filling up their baskets with punnets of apples, peaches, apricots and cherries. The fruit is fresh and straight from the orchards. So are the tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplant and...
things to do on vancouver island
Vancouver Island attactions can be captivating to visitors. Sample Vancouver Island’s food and wine, beach-comb awesome sandy beaches, watch wild ocean storms from a cosy cabin or walk in the footsteps of one of Canada’s most renowned artists. There are so many things to do in Vancouver Island in British Columbia,...
telegraph cove

Telegraph Cove

Telegraph Cove is a charming historic waterfront community on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Being home to bears, cougars and killer whales, Telegraph Cove is an attractive destination for those who love nature. Even if you're not keen on seeing a bear, visiting Telegraph Cove, which...
winter in British Columbia
Winter is a magical time of year to visit British Columbia in Canada. When snow falls, it’s a white winter wonderland. British Columbia’s ski resorts are great for all levels, from families and beginners to expert skiers and snowboarders. As the host of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter...