British Columbia, Canada's Pacific coast, is a diverse world of ocean, temperate rain forests, and towering mountains. Roughly the size of California, Nevada, and Arizona combined, it is a vast area, mostly of wilderness. With all this diversity adventure is everywhere, from the classical gardens of our provincial capital, Victoria, to the towering Glacier-clad peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The greatest percentage of the population is in the south around the thriving cities of Vancouver and Victoria.
Vancouver, Canada's Pacific port and year-round playground rarely get the snow the rest of the country is famous for. Boasting a mild climate throughout the year, it attracts millions of visitors from everywhere in the world. Annually almost 1 million ships pass through the Alaska cruise ship terminal alone. With a population of 2.3 Million in Metro Vancouver, the city has a cosmopolitan air while still retaining that small-town friendliness. There is a bountiful supply of green spaces, mountain and ocean vistas, mixed with an amazing number of classic cafes and small romantic restaurants.
May we suggest: Vancouver City Tour, Gardens, Wine, Beer, or Distillery Tours. Or How about an adventure on Grouse Mountain.
Victoria, The Garden City, certainly lives up to its name. Flowers are everywhere, and the crowning jewel is the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
Quaint and charming, Victoria is our provincial capital and a breathtaking ferry ride from the mainland through the enchanting Gulf Islands. Again a small city of only 78,000 it is a very friendly place to spend some time. Stroll the promenade, visit the parliament buildings, late lunch over-looking the inner harbor, shop for Irish linen or Scottish wool, or even High Tea at the Empress, there is no end of things to savoir.
May we suggest: Full Day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour
Whistler is our year-round playground. Voted many times as North America's best ski resort, it is actually two mountains in one. Whistler and Blackcomb offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, and three glaciers.
The Village of Whistler at the base of the ski runs; is a pedestrian-only retreat replicating a Swiss Village. Unique shopping and fine restaurants abound.
Don't get the idea it is just for the winter! The summer is just as popular allowing spectacular views from the peaks or the mountains and from the world's longest and highest Gondola, the Peak to Peak. At 436 meters (1,430 feet.) above the ground.
May we suggest: Whistler Day Trip from Vancouver