British Columbia Regional Info
British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province on the Pacific Rim. Vibrant yet relaxed, Vancouver , Victoria , Whistler , Kelowna and other BC communities offer much by way of nature , spectacular scenery, things to do , the arts , and places to stay . Discover the natural beauty of Canada's West Coast.
Diverse in its culture with influences from Europe to the Far East and rooted in traditions of our Aboriginal people, BC is set apart with its West Coast beauty, Pacific Ocean, mountain peaks, lakes and amazing rainforests. Whether Vancouver is your first stop to exploring whale watching in Victoria, golf or wine tours in the Okanagan, skiing in Whistler, sport fishing and bear tours in Vancouver Island or white water rafting in the Kootenay Rockies, BC is a destination to explore and experience.
Welcome to My Destination British Columbia travel guide, and our beautiful province of BC, Canada.
Victoria, Vancouver and the surrounding communities have grown up along the edge of the Pacific Ocean and sit like gems at the foot of some of the most spectacular mountains in the world, linked to the Coastal Wild and to the Urbane. Inhabited first by the First Nations peoples thousands of years ago, and now with a population of 4.4 million people, BC welcomes visitors from around the world to share in its rich heritage and wealth of culture that highlights every aspect of life here.
While covering only about 10 percent of Canada’s surface, British Columbia’s land and freshwater area totals about 95 million hectares making it bigger than France and Germany combined. Today, 14.26 per cent (or more than 13.5 million hectares) of BC is protected in its natural state. This vast province includes some of North America’s true wilderness and undisputed natural beauty, from ancient rainforests to rugged coastlines, jagged mountain peaks, roaring rivers and stunning tranquil lakes. Together with an idyllic outdoor playground, bountiful lands with orchards and vineyards, enchanting West Coast islands, and many unique communities, all have one thing in common - a blessed and diverse land offering a variety of things to see and explore. Check out further information on each BC region:
Vancouver Island (Victoria & Gulf Islands):
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains:
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast:
Northern British Columbia:
Whatever you decide, British Columbia is your destination to escape to, time and time again.
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My Destination British Columbia is thankful to the organizations and individuals for their support, assistance and efforts in promoting British Columbia, Canada. Photo credits: Vancouver Aerial of Stanley Park with Cruise Ship courtesy Tourism Vancouver/Albert Normandin; Haida Dancers courtesy Tourism Vancouver.
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"The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream" - Jack Kerouac