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Walking on top of the world

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Qualicum Beach

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Victoria - the Capital of British Columbia

Visit Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, for a bit of English charm and plenty…

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canada >> Vancouver Island

Tofino Beaches

Long Beach is the most visited unit of the Pacific Rim National Park, on…

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canada >> West Coast

Whale watching

Get up close and personal with orca, grey whales, dolphins, porpoises, otters seabirds and other marine wildlife along the coast…

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Canada West Coast

 

From the Pacific Ocean over mountains and across high plateaus and fertile valleys, the West Coast of Canada is huge, stretching from Vancouver Island in the west to the slopes of the Rocky Mountains in the east, and from the American border in the south to the wilds of Northern British Columbia.

The diverse region is home to wineries, huge ranches, multicultural cities and quaint towns. Nature — towering mountains, shimmering lakes and roaring rivers — embodies the provincial motto, "splendour without diminishment."

 

 

Despite the huge size Canada’s west coast region is sparsely populated outside of a few urban areas. Over half the area’s population lives in the incredibly multi-cultural Metro Vancouver area or in the capital Victoria but they all have close access to the great outdoors - this is what makes this region so amazing – even though it is home to over half the people in British Columbia and is the most populous and urban part of the province it is filled with nature and wilderness as well. This area offers everything from shopping, golfing, walking and hiking, kayaking and sailing to skiing and snowboarding – all in one day!

 

This area also contains Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which is the main entry point for most people travelling to British Columbia. From here the region divides into a few access routes leading away from the city: the Fraser Valley leading to the Interior, the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky Corridor leading to Whistler, and the ferries leading to Vancouver Island, and the rest of the coast.

 

 

Have fun exploring!