Get Inspired / Canada & Alaska / Canada The Many Wonders of British Columbia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Canada & Alaska / Canada The Many Wonders of British Columbia story by: Inspire Magazine Lying between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is Canada’s most western province. It has everything you could possible want with spectacular mountain scenery, unique wildlife and the twinkling lights of a city skyline. VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE IN VANCOUVER This cosmopolitan city boasts incredible scenery, a great food scene, shopping and nightlife all in close proximity to nature’s door. Be sure to visit Stanley Park, Vancouver’s massive urban park and home to the Vancouver Aquarium. On the north shore of Vancouver, visit Capilano Suspension Bridge and brave the Cliffwalk, then check out another of the city’s gems - Grouse Mountain. Head up the mountain by cable car and be treated to beautiful panoramic views. Also make time for a trip to Granville Island, famous for its artistic flair and abundance of fresh market food and fun foodie tours. Mmm! WHIZ DOWN THE MOUNTAINS IN WHISTLER If you’re a lover of the outdoors, Whistler is a must! Known for the skiing in winter, this charming alpine village is bustling with outdoor adventure activities and wildlife viewing in the summer as well. A must is to venture up the mountain for a ride on the Peak2Peak gondola - a breathtaking 4.4 kilometre ride between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND Located on the south end of Vancouver Island, Victoria is utterly charming. Take the ferry from Vancouver or try the floatplane for a bird’s eye view. Victoria is certainly pleasing to the eye with its historic architecture, great shops, eateries, museums and the Butchart Gardens, with wonderful floral displays and themed areas. Victoria is also a great place to spot orca whales from. WILD FOR WILDLIFE Of course, one of the highlights of travelling to British Columbia is its extraordinary wildlife. Catch a glimpse of orcas and dolphins gliding through the ocean, or get up close and personal on a bearwatching tour in one of the hot spots throughout the province. Keep your eyes peeled for black bears, grizzly bears and the rare Kermode (Spirit) bear! Click here to see all Inspire North America articles. Click here for HOT Canada Deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The beginner’s guide to river cruising Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - February 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.