British Columbia, Canada's Pacific coast, is a diverse world of ocean, temperate rain forest, 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 population is in the south around the thriving cities of Vancouver and Victoria. Let us show you.
Canada's Pacific port and year round play ground rarely gets 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 pass through the Alaska cruse ship terminal alone.
With a population for 2.3 Million in Metro Vancouver, the city has a cosmopolitan air while still retaining that small town friendliness. There are a bountiful supply of green spaces, mountain and ocean vistas, mixed with an amazing number of classic cafes and small romantic restaurants.
The Garden City, certainly lives up to its name. Flowers flowers 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, lunch over-looking the inner harbour, 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
Our year round play ground. Voted many times as North Americas' 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.
But 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 worlds longest and highest Gondloa, the Peak to Peak. At 436 metres (1,430 feet.) above the ground.
May we suggest: Whistler Day Trip from Vancouver