First-Timer's Guide to British Columbia
Thinking of travelling to Canada? First time in British Columbia? With so much ground
to cover, your to-do list is sure to be daunting. Here are a few ideas to get you get
Reds, whites, and even bubbles can be sampled in the province’s wine regions
Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, the Fraser Valley, he Similkameen, or BC’s
biggest wine-growing region, the Okanagan.For the latter, spend quality time
in Kelowna, a city celebrated for its award-winning sips. Or continue south and taste
the unique flavours of the Okanagan at a winery restaurant
Pack your hiking boots and explore BC’s National Parks,
with their clear alpine lakes,
lush forests and mountainous terrain. If you want to linger in the great outdoors, pitch
a tent in the wild, not far from Vancouver’s bright lights.
Skiing and snowboarding
is a way of life in British Columbia, and with 13 resorts
and a host of backcountry operators, there’s much to explore—and even a few
surprises. Check out our insider’s guide to the province’s snowy terrain and make
the most of your time on the slopes.
BC has some of the most diverse species anywhere in the world and fall is prime
viewing season. Translation: there’s no better place to spot grizzly bears and orcas,
salmon or trumpeter swans
. All you need is binoculars.
Learn more about the province’s diverse Indigenous cultures.
Where to start?
Join a wild life excursion, visit a museum, or sample food from local First Nations.
It’s BC’s biggest city. Not to mention a hub for shopping, arts, culture, cuisine,
everything in between.
Crispy, chewy, pot-sticking, pan fried, deep fried, stuffed with soup, stuffed with meat
and more…they’re all here in Richmond. Follow the Dumpling Trail to 20 restaurants,
all in a city revered for having the best Chinese restaurants
outside of China.
Victoria is a vibrant city with a historic soul
. And there’s plenty to eat and drink here, too.
Want a taste of BC?
Explore the province’s burgeoning beer scene and let the BC Ale
Trail be your guide. With 140 breweries and 15 different trails to choose from,
you won’t be thirsty for long.
While mild, year-round temperatures lure, it’s the warmth of the people that bears
the true nature of the landscape along the province’s southern coast
With its close proximity to Vancouver, the bucolic Fraser Valley
is ideal for day trippers
looking for a change of scenery and pace.
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