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Top 5 Places to Go in British Columbia

10th November 2016

Renowned for its unmatched natural beauty, British Columbia boasts many spectacular places to explore. From cosmopolitan cities and stunning resorts to unspoilt parks and wildlife-viewing experiences, there is something for everyone in BC.


Explore the city sights of Vancouver.
Explore the city sights of Vancouver.

Vancouver skyline.

Surrounded by ocean and a backdrop of lush rainforest, snow-capped mountains and fjords, this ‘city of nature’ is a modern, laidback metropolis renowned for its mix of
urban, outdoor and wildlife adventures. Explore diverse neighbourhoods and one-of-a-kind attractions and indulge in world-class international cuisines, luxurious spas, great shopping and unparalleled hospitality. 


Whistler is beautiful throughout the seasons.

Whistler in winter.

Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is a year-round resort where the mountains change with the seasons, offering unique events and activities every month and making it the perfect spot for a holiday. From the pedestrian-only village with festivals, fine dining and a rich
arts and cultural scene to the easy-to-access hiking and mountain biking trails, lakes and golf greens, Whistler is a mountain destination like no other.


Victoria is full of treasures.
Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

The capital of British Columbia (BC), Victoria is located on Vancouver Island and fringed by nature, with sea, mountain and historic vistas all around. Oozing outdoorsy
appeal and blessed with an agreeable mild climate, one of Canada’s most cycle-friendly cities beckons visitors to soak up the scenery via hiking and cycling trails, fishing

spots and golf ranges, and is famous for its manicured gardens. Don’t miss viewing the spectacular orcas that frolic in the waters off Victoria.

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Spot bears and other wildlife.
Spot bears and other wildlife in the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada.

Two grizzly bears in the water.

Great Bear Rainforest

The world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest on BC’s Central Coast is a protected wilderness area and a stretch of coastline that the First
Nations people have called home for thousands of years. The region offers unparalleled grizzy bear viewing. An abundance of marine life, from whales and dolphins to sea otters, also reside here. Add the fact that this is the only place on Earth to see the rare white Kermode (spirit) bear, and a trip here is an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast’s dream.


Canada's famed Rocky Mountains.
The beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Vistas of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Canadian Rockies
The Rocky Mountains evokes images of towering snowcapped peaks, turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls and dense evergreen forests. Designated an UNESCO World
Heritage Site for its spectacular beauty, that jaw-dropping Canadian Rockies scenery stretches the entire length of British Columbia and is showcased in great effect on a
Rocky Mountaineer rail journey. 

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