The place where Canadian Rockies meet the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia offers much to its visitors, from outdoor adventures to historical & cultural experiences. Here are some of the top things for you to do during your vacation in British Columbia this season!
Did you know ...
... that British Columbia has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, six National Parks and over 400 provincial parks, recreation and conservation areas?
Tour the Ancient First Nation Sites
Take a boat or sea plane to the Haida Gwaii archipelago that features a lush rainforest protecting the Haida First Nation ancestral lands and traditions.
Take a guided kayaking, canoeing, or boating trip to ancient Haida village sites to experience the aboriginal culture first hand.
Go Mountain Biking on Whistler Mountain
If you’re an adrenaline junkie and are visiting Canada in summer, try the lift-accessed mountain biking on a real mountain.
You can rent the gear on-site and also take a mountain biking lesson if you wish!
Take a Whale Watching Tour
Vancouver Island presents ample opportunities to watch the giant sea mammals up close. Book a spot on one of these tourist ferries to see a pod of dolphins or orca whales swimming alongside you!
Go from One Mountain to Another in the Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Connecting the high-altitude terrains of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in only 11 minutes, the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola should be on the top of your ‘to do’ list.
This ride at the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort will give you a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire region and will feel like a dreamy float in the sky.
Take a Dip in the Scenic Hot Springs
The Hot Springs Circle Route is a 530-mile road that runs through eight scenic hot spring resorts of British Columbia.
Start your tour from Cranbrook and end it in Ainsworth where a mineral water cave pool can be accessed through a horseshoe-shaped tunnel.
Shop at the Public Market at Granville Island
Granville Island’s public market is the special attraction for locals and tourists alike. If you want to explore some local delicacies and organic produce, don’t miss visiting this place!
Take a Walk Across Chemainus
“Muraltown” aka Chemainus is an oceanside town on Vancouver Island known for more than 40 colorful murals painted all across it.
Very popular with road trippers, you can either take a leisurely walk around the town appreciating the murals or hire a horse-drawn carriage.
Go Sushi and Dumpling Hopping
Vancouver, BC is the hub of sushi restaurants, which outnumber anything else on the Island. From upscale eateries to tiny holes in walls, sushi is available in abundance here.
Richmond, BC is famous for its dumpling trail, a 20-restaurant self-guided tour that will leave you wanting more.
From boiled to pan fried to deep fried, the taste of these dumplings will linger on your tongue forever!