Things To Do in British Columbia
Spectacular hikes, scenic trails, kayak trips, wildlife watching ... BC
has it all. BC is known for its natural splendour, and the many
things to do in this stunning scenic
province revolve around exploring its natural beauty. The best way to see
it is to just get out there and experience it for yourself!
The West Coast Trail is one of the most challenging long-distance hike and backpacking trails in the country.
Stretching for more than 75 kilometers, the West Coast Trail weaves along the rocky and rugged shores from
Bamfield, BC to Port Renfrew on the western shores of Vancouver Island.
We were looking for a regional park near Victoria, BC to take my elderly mother. It couldn't be a strenuous outdoor
adventure since she has limited mobility; the hike needed to be easily accessible, quiet and scenic. We found all
of that in Francis/King Regional Park.
As a frequent hiker, I have seen many wild and potentially dangerous animals up close, but only once have had
a face-to-face encounter that left me completely clueless as to what to do. And it happened in a bird sanctuary!
Skiing in the glue that holds my husband & I together. It's one thing that we've enjoyed
sharing throughout our marriage. Right from the very start, on the slopes of Apex Alpine
Resort in British Columbia, we found we had lots of things in common.
Glacier National Park is located in the rugged interior of British Columbia, Canada. Because of the
towering peaks, the area has never been fully developed making it a scenic & pristine nature reserve.
Hiking in Glacier National Park is perfect for those who enjoy few crowds, mountainous terrain and big
There are two waterfalls named Niagara Falls in Canada. There's the more famous one in southern Ontario,
and then there's a tiny, remote one tucked deep in a gorge just outside of Victoria, BC on Vancouver
Island - nestled in a spectacular park with old-growth trees.
Victoria, British Columbia is a fantastic city to visit. This small but bustling city on Vancouver Island has
preserved its historic charm and its connection with nature. By visiting the lesser-known sites in the city,
travellers can get a different feel for this capital city. Here are a some
things to do in Victoria to make your visit truly memorable.
The Abandoned Rail Trail near the Rogers Pass Summit is the shortest rail trail in Canada and one with a tragic history.
Located in the Glacier National Park in British Columbia, Canada, this 1.2 kilometer stretch was once part of the original
CPR rail line that crossed the Selkirk mountain range. It is also the site of the worst avalanche disaster in Canadian history.
Goldstream Park is located 17 kilometers from downtown Victoria, BC on the Trans Canada Highway. It's a 477 hectare
park at the head of Finlayson Arm, and is one of the most scenic and most visited parks in Victoria. Protected by
the Highland mountains, the park is a quiet oasis for rare plants, forest creatures and ocean-life.
Kootenay National Park in beautiful British Columbia, is located next to Banff National Park and protects
some of the most diverse terrain in Canada. Cactus grows in the arid southern region while stunning glaciers
majestically straddle the towering Rocky Mountain peaks. The following entry is a personal account from
expert hiker Barry Taylor on a journey to the Stanley Glacier near the Continental Divide.
Located 20 minutes outside of Victoria, BC is a kayaker's dream of calm water and scenic shores.
The Sooke Basin is in the southwest corner of Vancouver Island and is a 4 km x 3 km ocean bay
that's sheltered from the open winds and waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Hiking in Glacier National Park is an unforgettable experience. The park is located in the wet section of British Columbia and has towering peaks that
collect huge amounts of moisture. Expert hiker Barry Taylor relates his journey on the Asulkan Valley Trail.
Thetis Lake Regional Park is a large natural park with lakes, hills, forests and marshes set within the city
boundary of suburban Victoria, BC, Canada. Hiking is popular along the scenic pathways that wind around lakes,
up hills and across creeks.
As you leave the city of Victoria and head toward Sooke, BC you'll come across the Coast Collective Art Center,
an art center and gallery of fine art from local Vancouver Island artists.
Located on the remote west coast of Canada is a temperate rainforest that's home to the
white Spirit Bear of BC. Genetically rare, these black bears are white, yellowish and
golden in colour and are collectively known as Kermode Bears. The highest concentration
of Spirit bears can be found in the Kitasoo Spirit Bear Protected Area.
I consider Waterton National Park to be one of the most beautiful areas in all of the mountain parks in Alberta.
But Waterton in the winter can be a spooky place! My wife & I didn't know what to expect in Waterton in
November so we were surprised to find that the animals in town outnumbered the people by at least 100 to 1.
Goldstream Falls is located in the southwest corner of Goldstream Park just outside of Victoria, BC.
It's a small waterfall that cascades into a shallow bowl and on quiet mornings, is frequented by blue
herons, woodpeckers and many other types of birds.