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Travelling in BC

Whether you’re exploring its cosmopolitan cities or savoring gourmet cuisine, hiking or camping in a national park or kayaking through a whale-watching sanctuary, travelling in BC will delight your senses. From vermillion-coloured lakes to spruce-skirted canyons, incisor-shaped peaks and the world’s highest ski resorts, you’ll find the landscapes are endlessly beautiful and life-affirming. Explore the region’s pristine wilderness, cosmopolitan centres and cozy harbours on a self-drive vacation or guided tour and discover an ocean-carved land of extremes that range from mild to wild, cultured to life-affirmingly raw.

British Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province and sits cradled by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Alaskan panhandle and Yukon to the north, and Alberta to the west. Its countless natural wonders and diverse ecosystems are the result of glacier activity, volcanic eruptions, wind and weather. The diversity of the landscapes is matched by the variety of captivating experiences to be had. From soaking in hot springs to taking in the vast, rugged beauty of mountain ranges and coastal islands, travellers come here to rejuvenate body, soul and spirit.

The most popular way to travel in BC www.atoallinks.com/2024/why-choose-rail-vacations-the-advantages-and-allure-of-traveling-by-train is by car, and it’s an excellent way to experience the province’s varying landscapes. Whether you want to do a Vancouver Island road trip, go wine tasting in the Okanagan or take a tour of the gold rush country, there’s a route for every interest. And if you’re blessed with more time, don’t be afraid to linger in a small town or explore a remote trail – the reward is that you’ll have a vista all to yourself.

If you’d rather not drive, public transit is readily available in Vancouver and Victoria, and there are taxi services in Whistler and other smaller towns and villages. Alternatively, you can take a BC Ferries cruise or coach service to Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands.

Depending on your budget and comfort level, you can choose from hotels, motels or inns, bed and breakfasts or boutique hotel suites. You can also book a guest ranch or stay in a cabin, lodge or RV park or find your own private oasis with a vacation rental or private home. For the younger traveller, there are hostels or youth accommodations.

This is a land of First Nations cultures – the Kwakwaka’wakw and Nuu-chahnulth peoples have been stewards of these territories since time immemorial. Their ancient traditions and modern-day art can be explored in Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology where you will find carved totem poles, cedar sculptures, contemporary native masks, bentwood boxes and more.