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British Columbia is a Province of contrasts, from sophisticated cities to sleepy small towns, peaceful blue glacial lakes to crashing surf, soft undulating countryside to the massive Canadian Rockies - this Province of British Columbia has it all.

Our directory will help you plan your visit and links from the site provide all the information you need. Some of the best bed and breakfast accommodations in the province are waiting to welcome you.

VANCOUVER AND THE LOWER MAINLAND

are a good place to start. Here you will find an exciting city bounded by mountains to the north, a verdant valley to the east and brilliant blue sea to the west . Whatever your interests are you will find them here. Great sandy beaches to relax on right in the city, shops galore, bike on the seawall in Stanley Park, hike on our local mountains, sail and windsurf in the bay or ski on one of three mountains only twenty minutes from the city centre.

If golfing is more to your taste, we have 11 great courses in the city.

The Arts are your interest? There are dozens of galleries, theatres, concert halls and antiques stores, and if you want to party, we have many great clubs where you can dance the night away.

Vancouver has been voted one of the 10 best cities to visit and one
of the best cities in the World in which to reside. Come and visit
us soon........


OUR PROVINCIAL CAPITAL, VICTORIA ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

is a beautiful city in a lovely natural setting with hundreds of homes fronted by flower filled gardens.Be sure to visit the famous Butchart Gardens, probably the most spectacular floral display in the World.

The city is small and easy to navigate and has many wonderful places to see. The Royal B.C. Museum should not be missed, nor a visit to one of the 187 tea rooms that abound throughout the city.

Here is the place to go Orca whale watching, buy wonderful linens and china, search for antiques on Fort Street, cycle the Galloping Goose Trail, take a walk in Beacon Hill Park with its wonderful ocean views or go golfing at one of the 14 great courses.

Victoria can be easily reached by B.C. ferries from Tsawwassen (just south of Vancouver) or the Washington State Ferries from Port Angeles or Anacortes or travel by air from Vancouver International Airport or downtown harbour to downtown harbour by seaplane. Plan to stay awhile 'cause you'll love it here.

FRASER VALLEY

If you are looking for a relaxing time out, try the spectacular Fraser Valley bordering Vancouver in the west and extending to Hope in the east.

In summer you can fish giant sturgeons, hike, bike, climb, go boating, swimming and golfing at one the many courses throughout the valley.The many small farms invite you to visit them and enjoy their homegrown berries, apples, hazelnuts, jams and other fine produce.

In winter, there are numerous mountains for skiers and snow boarders and the lift prices are right!

For the history buff, there are many historical sites to visit and city access is easy with Vancouver just an hour or so away.


OKANAGAN VALLEY

The pastoral yet vibrant Okanagan Valley is situated between Osoyoos near the U.S. Border in the south, north through the towns of Oliver, Kaleden, Penticton and Kelowna to Vernon.

This area is well recognized for its now internationally acclaimed wines nurtured by a wonderful climate and vine yards as far as the eye can see. The whole area is dotted with large crystal clear lakes where you can lounge on the sandy beaches, swim, sail, power boat, water or jet ski.

There is great shopping, super restaurants and lots of fishing, golfing and sports in this hot, sunny climate - what more could you want!


WHISTLER

The drive up the scenic Sea to Sky Highway alone is worth the trip to Whistler, but when you arrive you will realise why this resort has been voted No.1 in North America for the last three years.

Wonderful scenery, incredible skiing and snow boarding feature the longest vertical drop of any North American ski area. Golfing on five Championship courses, canoeing and wind surfing in the summer. And, when you have finished all that exercise, great stores, restaurants, clubs and pubs complete your day.

This is truly a resort you will want to return to again and again.


SUNSHINE COAST

The Sunshine Coast of B.C. starts at Gibsons, on Route 101 in the south, just north of Vancouver and ends at Powell River and Lund, at the north end of Route 101, just south of Desolation Sound. The area gets its name from its mild, sunny climate in the winter and hot, sunny climate in the summer.

It has spectacular scenery the whole length of the coastline with hundreds of bays and islands. A yachting paradise and a wonderful spot for people who want to get away from the maddening crowds and relax on the beaches and swim in the crystal clear water.

There are many choices for the outdoor enthusiast including: Wind surfing, diving, snorkeling, beach walks, wilderness hiking, fishing, cycling, golf, tennis, ocean canoeing, kayaking, sailing and bird watching

Gibsons, Sechelt and Powell River,all have many fine restaurants, pubs and marinas. There are golf courses, gift shops and art galleries so there is much to see and do here - a real vacationing paradise.

THE ROCKIES

No vacation to Western Canada is complete without a visit to the Canadian Rockies. This is an area of spectacular scenery, turquoise blue lakes, massive snowcapped mountains with meadows filled with alpine flowers - a paradise. And if you are lucky, you will see
bears, moose and bald eagles too!

There are so many outdoor recreation activities to enjoy. In winter you can ski, snowshoe and snowmobile, in the summer you can hike, fish, golf, raft or just relax and enjoy the scenery. There is so much to see and do in this region, so stay a while and enjoy!

VANCOUVER ISLAND - EAST COAST

The east coast of Vancouver Island from ocean side Mill Bay near Victoria, to Chemainus with its world famous murals and Parksville with wonderful marinas, is a relaxed and peaceful area where friendly locals will welcome you. There are lovely beaches and
quaint towns along this coast and some of the highest average temperatures in Canada.

There is much to occupy you here; theatre, shopping, sailing, swimming, kayaking, biking, scuba diving and year-round golfing.

If you are a skier, Mount Washington is nearby and offers great skiing at even greater lift prices.

If you enjoy wine, you'll want to visit the South Cowichan Wineries and to see a towering old growth forest, visit the ancient trees of Cathedral Grove.

East Vancouver Island is a miniature capsule of the Province of B.C., with amazing scenery replete with ocean, lakes and mountains, but the greatest treasure of all is the warm and genuine hospitality of its people.


VANCOUVER ISLAND - WEST COAST


Long wide sandy beaches, crashing surf and rain forests to the water - this is the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The two diverse villages of Tofino and Ucluelet are located at each end of the Pacific Rim National Park. A magnet for nature lovers, the area has one of the last remaining old growth temperate rain forests in the World.

There is much to do here: kayaking, whale or bear watching, hot spring tours, hiking, golfing and beach combing on the endless beaches. There are also fine restaurants and cafes to satisfy your hunger.

The winter storm season is a favourite time to stay and have a relaxing break from a busy life, There is no best time time to visit the west coast - every season here has its keen followers.

GULF ISLANDS

The Canadian Gulf Islands of Galiano, Mayne, Salt Spring, Saturna and the Penders extend north from the U.S. San Juan Islands.

Here you find tranquil, peaceful havens away from the hectic pace of the surrounding cities of Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle.

Bright blue ocean surrounds these mainly rural islands with sandy beaches and rolling green countryside and verdant forests to the water's edge.

These islands are home to many talented artists and crafts people and abound with many wonderful galleries and small stores that display their incredibly varied work.

There are many great hikes and walks to enjoy and for the yachtsman, this is one of the best sailing areas in the world. For all lovers of food,this is the home of the organic farm, wonderful restaurants, inns and pubs.

The totally relaxing atmosphere of these peaceful, scenic islands lends itself to biking, hiking, bird watching, tennis, golf, horse riding, ocean kayaking, scuba diving and fresh or salt water fishing. For a relaxing vacation the Gulf Islands are the place to be.

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