The desire to travel is instinctive; to see what's ahead of us, around the corner, or across the sea. We've been curious about the world since time began. So get out there, see the world, have an adventure, have fun, live! This section of British Columbia may have some of the most diverse landscape anywhere in Canada: from the high mountains at the western edge of the Rockies, to the desert climates of the Okanagan, to the thick forests outside Kamloops.
We tell you about everything British Columbia has to offer, from the often-photographed Butchart Gardens in Victoria to the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness next to Alaska. It covers the parks, such as Yoho, Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay. Cities and towns are profiled in detail, with hundreds of restaurants, sightseeing, historic tours, and more.
The desire to travel is instinctive; to see what's ahead of us, around the corner, or across the sea. We've been curious about the world since time began. So get out there, see the world, have an adventure, have fun, live! Vancouver Island is the largest island on the west coast, and it has not only some of the biggest trees in the world – as well as sea monsters, orca and fairly regular Bigfoot sightings – it also has the city of Victoria, recently voted the top city in North America. Once you're on the island, it'll be hard to think of a reason to leave.
Check any poll of the best cities in North America, and you'll see Vancouver near the top of the list. The only places that beat it are Victoria and, sometimes, San Francisco. The biggest city in British Columbia, Vancouver is famed for letting its residents do pretty much any outdoor activity. The city is the art and culture capital of the province as well. Then there's the wild. Stanley Park is one of the biggest municipal parks anywhere. Vancouver is also Canada's melting pot. There's a little something for everybody here, and this is the most detailed guide you will find to the city.