British Columbia

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Written by Leah Adams-Chute Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Tourism The Sunshine Coast has all those chill, isle-like vibes you’re looking for while on vacation. This stretch of coastline, which is only accessible by ferry or floatplane, feels like a world away...
So you don't ski or snowboard, but don’t want to be left out of a winter trip? As a snowboarder who suffered a serious past injury, I started to wonder what a winter getaway would look like without shredding a...
Only a 50-minute drive from Vancouver and a 1.5-hour hike up a mountain, I was sliding on slick ice and crunching through frost-crusted snow. In October. For a good chunk of Canadians, this might not seem so impressive. Growing up in Alberta...
We stand in silence, barely moving. Over the sound of rushing water, I strain my ears to listen for the crack of a twig, a rustle in the bushes near the river. Sounds that would indicate something large stirring nearby. Something...
Situated in the south Okanagan between Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake, Penticton is a popular destination for several reasons. Families spend days chilling on the white sand beach, trying new water sports, strolling the boardwalk or tubing the seven-kilometre channel...
Covered with an abundance of sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains and bordered by the Pacific, it’s hard not to find an opportunity for outdoor adventure in British Columbia. Whether your passion is getting out on the water, wandering through the forest...
Vancouver is praised by hikers for its soaring mountains, high-alpine turquoise lakes and thundering waterfalls. But all of Mother Nature's epic elements don’t always mix well with families and small children. Looking for some more relaxed hikes so you can still...
Located near Lillooet, BC, Xwísten offers tours that show first-hand how traditional ways of living are still used today. Environmental impact, respect for the land, historical values and sharing traditions lay the bedrock for an immersive and educational experience. I spoke...
In Golden, British Columbia, seasons aren’t as cut and dry as you might think. The spring months of April, May and June offer a crossover of the best bits of snowy winter and sunny summer. The long days keep getting longer...
Watching the waves from my room at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, it’s easy to see why British Columbia’s wild west coast draws explorers, storm-chasers and surfers. Unlike typical Caribbean beach holidays—where you'd expect to find beige sand, translucent water and tropical...
British Columbia has shocking geological features: white-water rivers, glacier-tipped mountains, alpine lakes and endless evergreens offer a natural playground for outdoor explorers. But we’d be amiss if we didn’t mention the province’s natural hot springs. Hike, swim, paddle and 4x4...
The image of the Californian surfer—sun-bleached hair, zinc-ed up nose, shorty wetsuit—might be what comes to mind for most people when they think about surfing. But for many Canadians (and Europeans, and other cold-water surfing enthusiasts), surfing looks more like...
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