Destinations in British Columbia

British Columbia: A Virtual Paradise
Fast Facts
  • Population: 4,606,371
  • Size: 944,735 sq. km. (364,764 sq. mil.)
  • Capital City: Victoria
  • Time Zone(s): Mountain/Pacific, DST in portions of the province
  • Minimum Age for Unrestricted Driver’s License: 16 years, 3 months
  • Minimum Age for Gambling: 19
  • Alcohol Consumption: Legal age is 19
  • Highest Point: 4,663 m/15,295 ft., Mount Fairweather
  • Lowest Point: Sea Level, Pacific Ocean

Located on the west coast of Canada, British Columbia is the third largest province in the country. Although two-thirds of British Columbia is covered with forest, do not let that fool you: the cities and towns of this region are exciting and versatile. No matter which community you visit, you can find opportunities to indulge in indoor and outdoor activities of every kind. Indeed, the challenge in British Columbia is not figuring out what do to, but how to do it all.

British Columbia's Tourist attractions include Historical sites, man-made attractions and endless natural wonders. Some of BC's most popular tourist attractions include restored historic buildings and sites. There are many spectacular man-made gardens and parks, numerous museums and art galleries which can be included in your "must see" attractions list.

With its mild climate, British Columbia has become a virtual paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Cycle, hike, camp, kayak, golf, ski and snowboard - the recreational activities are endless and you can enjoy them nearly all year long.

Vancouver Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations as the region boasts one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. Imagine being able to walk through rainforests, marshes, beaches, and mountains all in one day. Take your adventure one step further by catching a ferry to some of the world's premier locations for whale watching, birding, as well as salmon and trout fishing.

The beauty and tranquility of British Columbia’s numerous provincial parks and lush gardens has long been a draw for artists and tourists from across the globe. The gardens and city parks of the province's southern regions boast spectacular displays of flowers and green space - some of which are world famous like Victoria's Butchart Gardens and Stanley Park in Vancouver.

Looking for culture? Visit Victoria and witness an impressive display of carefully preserved historical architecture. Catch a flight to Vancouver and find out first hand why this city continually receives international recognition as one of the most exciting destinations in North America.

From costal arts communities, to heritage and culture sites, to cosmopolitan cities, British Columbia offers unmatched variety.

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