British Columbia: Wild at heart
British Columbia is the kingdom of abundance. A wild place where nature, not man, creates the boundaries. Where the people, history and culture are shaped by nature. Shimmering glaciers crown the peaks across 10 mountain ranges that push west from the Rockies in a crowded parade until they fall into the Pacific Ocean. Highways wind between the feet of these giants, bringing an awe-inspiring wilderness within reach. Wander past waterfalls and through thick evergreen forests. Or soar to snow-capped peaks, through terrain at once pure and primordial. The wild Pacific Ocean claws the shoreline, serrated by impossibly steep, blue fjords. It is a land of coastal communities, with locals who share their knowledge of the sea and terrain, of seafood caught fresh from the ocean, of immense possibilities for exploring and traversing the waterways. BC is an endless exploration. BC’s coast is home to the largest remaining intact temperate rainforest in the world. Satiate your senses at extraordinary wilderness resorts with world-class cuisine.
Amid this nature are multicultural urban centres of astonishing beauty. Vancouver, an extraordinary city on the edge of wilderness, offers a plethora of cuisine, shopping and culture.
Victoria, BC’s capital, on Vancouver Island is a bastion of British ancestry, offering a profusion of parks and gardens renowned around the world.
Take a ferry across pristine waters alive with orcas, dolphins and seals, through the protected Gulf Islands, each remarkable in their own right. Drive winding routes among the rugged, steep beauty of the Sea-to-Sky Highway, to the four-season resort town of Whistler, which offers incomparable skiing, hiking and space to roam. The Okanagan Valley spreads her abundance of vineyards and orchards among fertile, green hills, wrapped around a chain of startlingly blue lakes, with views of possibilities in every direction. Explore this dramatic landscape. Breathe in life. From rainforest to desert, to snow-capped peaks that pierce the sky. Here you are in the court of her majesty, Mother Nature.
Travel Associates would love to assist with planning your British Columbia experience. Call 1800 017 849 to speak with one of our experienced consultants or enquire online.



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