British Columbia – Things to do

British Columbia Attractions

With British Columbia offering so much to do, we recommend you that you plan ahead to be able to fit it in. British Columbia is an outdoor playground and waiting to be explored from the air, water and land. With so much to offer you'll have to come back again and again.

Bald Eagle

Spot wonderful wildlife

Canada's wildlife is a sight to behold, and British Columbia is no different. Home to an array of animals and bird life, you'll be spoilt for choice during your stay. Expect to see anything from black bears and moose, to killer whales and sea lions. If you're a keen bird-watcher, you'll be in heaven as you spot American kestrel, kingfishers, hummingbirds and eagles; while beneath the surface, British Columbia plays home to everything from wild salmon and whitefish to trout and sturgeon. Whale watching is a highlight of any British Columbia trip; keep your eyes peeled for orcas, humpback and pacific grey whales as you take to the waters in search of these majestic creatures.

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Hiking on Blackcomb Mountain

Outdoor adventure

The stunning beauty of Canada's westernmost scenery is a playground for active travellers. Brimming with mountain trails and coastal paths, British Columbia offers plenty of opportunity for hiking and mountain biking we recommend heading to Vancouver Island, home to some of the best hiking routes in Canada. On the water, Kayaking is a great way to see the local wildlife and white-water rafting will give you a true Canadian rush. But let's not forget Whistler, one of the world's best winter ski resorts. With over 200 runs as well as snowmobiling, dog sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides, you'll be spoilt for choice on ways to enjoy the snow.

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Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train, this is a luxury experience like no other. Board the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver and head to Jasper, Lake Louise or Banff, see some of the most spectacular scenery as you sit back and relax on the train. Journey through the Canadian Rockies with panoramic views, five-star, gourmet dining, attentive Rocky Mountaineer hosts and listen to the fascinating commentary. You may even be lucky enough to spot a grizzly from your seat.

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British Columbia First Nations

Learn about the First Nations of British Columbia, you'll be able to visit many museums and interpretive centres across the province. We recommend you head to Haida Gwaii, where you can participate in captivating guided tours that showcase the magnificent landscape and reveal the history and culture of the Haida Nation. Whilst staying in Vancouver make sure you visit the Museum of Anthropology or the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. This is your chance to adsorb the distinct culture and rich history of the First Nations.

British Columbia's National Parks

British Columbia's National Parks are all completely unique in their own way, from Mountains to rainforests and glaciers to beaches. Explore Yoho National Park with its turquoise lakes, thundering waterfalls and hiking trails located on the slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains or perhaps visit the Pacific Rim National Park reserve and it lush green rainforests and endless sandy beaches.

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Exploring British Columbia

It has never been easier to explore British Columbia whether by car, motorhome, floatplane, rail or ferry, each giving you a different view point of this magnificent province. For a family holiday we recommend hiring a motorhome, this gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace and will be a road trip the children will never forget.