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British Columbia: The Natural Playground of Canada

British Columbia is a province in western Canada known for its stunning mountains, beautiful beaches, and mild climate. The capital city, Victoria, is a charming city with a British colonial feel. Other popular destinations in BC include Vancouver, Whistler, and the Okanagan Valley.


British Columbia is a land of natural beauty, from the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains to the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a province with a rich history, and it’s home to a diverse population.

Things to do

There are endless things to do in British Columbia, from hiking and camping in the mountains to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. You can also visit one of the many national parks, go fishing in the lakes and rivers, or take a whale watching tour.

Hiking in BC

Must-see attractions

  • Vancouver: This cosmopolitan city is home to Stanley Park, Gastown, and the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Whistler: This world-renowned ski resort is also a great place to go hiking, biking, and golfing in the summer. Whistler, BC
  • Victoria: This charming city is the capital of British Columbia and is known for its British colonial architecture. Victoria, BC
  • The Okanagan Valley: This wine region is home to some of the best wineries in Canada. Okanagan Valley, BC.
  • The Great Bear Rainforest: This rainforest is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, grizzly bears, and wolves. Great Bear Rainforest, BC
  • The Rocky Mountains: These mountains offer some of the best hiking and camping in North America. Rocky Mountains, BC

Best time to visit

The best time to visit British Columbia depends on what you’re interested in doing. If you want to go hiking or camping, the best time to visit is in the summer. If you want to go skiing or snowboarding, the best time to visit is in the winter.

Getting around

The best way to get around British Columbia is by car. And so there are also buses and trains that can take you to most major destinations.

Where to stay

There are a variety of accommodation options in British Columbia, from hotels and motels to cabins and lodges. Moreover, there are also a number of campgrounds if you want to camp in the wilderness.


The cost of travel in British Columbia varies depending on what you do and where you stay. However, you can expect to spend around \$100 per day on accommodation, food, and activities.


Ultimately, British Columbia is a beautiful province with something to offer everyone. Whether you’re interested in hiking, camping, skiing, or just exploring the stunning scenery, you’re sure to have a great time in British Columbia.

Here are some additional things to know about British Columbia:

  • The official languages of BCare English and French.
  • The capital of BC is Victoria.
  • The largest city in British Columbia is Vancouver.
  • The currency in BC is the Canadian dollar (CAD).
  • The time zone in BC is Pacific Standard Time (PST).

I hope this introduction post has been helpful! If you have any other questions about British Columbia, please feel free to contact the Visit Canada team on chat.

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