attractions, things to do

Exploring BC One City at a Time

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There is no dearth of spectacular places to visit in BC year-round. In fact, the challenge is not so much as finding a destination but on picking one from amongst the many choices you would want to see. You can travel to BC on a whim and still end in one of its stunning sites. But if you want a specific place in mind, you may start with the cities that each has a wide range of attractions and activities to offer.

Kamloops

Kamloops is a great place for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. The city is located in an area where the North and South Thompson rivers meet. It is home to several beautiful trails that hikers would love. The great outdoors in Kamloops provide an amazing setting and backdrop for activities like camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and tobogganing to name a few. Its impressive scenery is something you can enjoy all throughout the seasons.

Kelowna

Located in the south of BC, Kelowna is a picturesque city that sits in the midst of majestic mountains, parks, vineyards, and other breathtaking sceneries. The wine tours in the vineyards located in the area are among the major draws of the city. Visitors can also soak up the sun in Okanagan Lake. You can take your pick of water activities like fishing, paddling, windsurfing, and more. Or you can pick one of the scenic trails in and around the city if you want to go for a hike and see more of the natural scenery.

Richmond

Richmond is more populous than Kamloops and Kelowna, but not as populated as Victoria and Vancouver. It has a diverse culture and many of its residents have Asian roots. Visit the Golden Village to experience of the city’s unique multicultural vibe. Go on walking tours to admire the architecture of some of the place’s historic buildings. Enjoy a meal of the freshest seafood and other delicious cuisines in some of the city’s many restaurants.

Vancouver

Vancouver ranks high on the list of top destinations in Canada. It has a high quality of living and generally a great place to explore for locals and tourists. The city has plenty of attractions for a wide range of interests. Outdoor enthusiasts will have no shortage of natural scenery to enjoy. Travelers who want to stay in the heart of the city can look forward to a wide range of amenities and things to do.

Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. It is home to beautiful and historic architecture, jaw-dropping scenery including breathtaking landscapes and seascapes. The city has several green spaces that include gardens that burst in a kaleidoscope of colors when the flowers are in bloom. Victoria is a great place for outdoor activities like biking, fishing, and trekking. It is also an excellent place for entertainment and shopping.

Whistler

Whistler is a famous resort destination and has gained more prominence when it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. It is a great place for skiing as well as for enjoying the quaint village that serves as its hub. There are several hotels and dining destinations when in the area. You can also play golf in one of the many scenic courses Whistler has to offer.

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Get up close and personal to some of British Columbia’s spectacular and exhilarating outdoor destinations. Experience the rush or opt for more leisurely pursuits surrounded by nature in which BC has an abundance of. So if you are thinking of traveling to BC, you may want to start preparing for loads of exciting adventures outdoors.

Camping

There is nothing like the experience of camping in the wilderness. Setting up a tent in what seems like the middle of nowhere with nothing but natural scenery around you is one of the most idyllic getaways. Sleep under the stars, hear the sounds of birds and other wildlife, listen to the rustling of leaves, and leave your comfort zone as you settle in fairly rugged conditions that you rarely get to explore at home. Some of the best places to go camping in BC include the Cathedral Provincial Park, Golden Ears Provincial Park, Gulf Islands National Parks Reserve, Mount Robson Provincial Park, and Pacific Rim National Park among several others places.

Biking

Biking is a great way to see more of the towns or cities as well as the outlying areas in the places you visit in BC. Go bicycling in neighborhood or city parks. BC also has several biking trails suitable for novices and expert mountain bikers. Whistler is on top of many mountain bikers’ lists for its facilities and exhilarating trails. Visit the Whistler Bike Park if you want to experience the fun of biking in one of the most scenic places in the world.

Canoeing or Kayaking

Paddle a canoe or kayak boat in one of the many beautiful lakes in the area. Experience the tranquility of gliding along the waters as you take in the breathtaking scenery around you. Catch a glimpse of some of the fishes that inhabit the lake or marvel at some of the wildlife that strays near the shore.

Hiking

There are many scenic trails suitable for short, mid-range, or long treks. You do not have to worry about not being fit enough to enjoy some of the best routes in the midst of nature. You can pick a short an easy path that you can finish in less than an hour. If you are up to the challenge, you can go for a day hike in some of the many parks and nature reserves you can find in BC.