Welcome to British Columbia! Our travel and tourism guide: BeautifulBC.net will help you plan your visit to the province of British Columbia. The site features accommodation, as well as up-to-date information about tours, attractions and outdoor adventures.
B R I T I S H - C O L U M B I A

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains: This region embraces the cosmopolitan attractions of Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland plus the spectacular and challenging adventure opportunities available in the Sunshine Coast, renowned Whislter Resort, the fertile Fraser Valley and the mighty Fraser Canyon. Go scuba diving, river rafting, hiking, sailing, kayaking, boating, golfing, bird watching or skiing on world-famous mountains. Ride an historic steam train, take a harbour tour, browse through art galleries and unique and quaint shops. This region has it all. Come visit us and enjoy a wonderful stay!

Vancouver Island - Gulf Islands - Discovery Islands - The Islands: The largest and most populated of the Islands is Vancouver Island (32,261 sq km - 19,356 sq mi) The distance by car between the south and the north is of 502 km (301 mi). Travel to Vancouver Island is fast, convenient and relaxing. Many types of transportation are available throughtout the island, such as ferry, air, motorcoach and rail. BC Ferries provides transportation service between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, as well as to the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast, the Inside Passage, the Discovery Coast Passage, and the Queen Charlotte Islands. Mayor airlines have frequent scheduled flights from Seattle and Vancouver directly to Victoria International Airport or Victoria's Inner Harbour which connect with major cities to other Island communities. Charter flights reach the most remote fishing camp.

Thompson Okanagan: Located in central British Columbia is one of the world's most beautiful and pristine places, Thompson Okanagan. The Thompson area, is known as High Country and the Okanagan Valley is BC's fruit and wine country. This region offers wonderful sites to see and activities to do. A land of bountiful vineyards, warm crystal lakes, historic gold-mining towns, rushing rivers, deep winter snow, high mountain peaks, orchards laden with peaches and cherries, beautiful hills, green grasslands, fertile valleys and steep-walled canyons. From Valemount in the north to Osoyoos in the south and Spences Bridge in the west to Malakwa in the east. Along with hundreds of lakes combined with one of the finest weather in BC makes the Okanagan Valley an excellent vacation destination, whether going houseboating on the Shuswap, river-rafting on the Thompson or taking a winery tour in the Okanagan. Come visit us, there's something special for everyone!

B.C. Rockies: Has one of nature's most spectacular scenery - the mountains of the B.C. Rockies - is a breathtaking experience. Mountain peaks tower above lakes, dominating the skyline in almost every direction. High in the mountains, glaciers give way to beautiful alpine meadows and trees, dense wilderness forests cover the lower hills, and valleys are carpeted with colourful summer wildflowers. This region offers wonderful sites to see and activities to do. Whether you go scuba diving, river rafting, hiking, sailing, kayaking, boating, golfing, bird watching or enjoying the many natural hot spring pools in the area, there's always something for everyone. Come visit us, you'll enjoy your stay!

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast: The discovery of gold in the Cariboo in 1862 brought many adventurers from around the world. They travelled the Cariboo Waggon Road between Lillooet and Barkerville and along the way towns sprang up. This stunning and beautiful wilderness boasts 8,000 lakes and 17,000 km of rivers and streams; a land of dramatic scenery, rugged landscapes, thick forests, fantastic rock formations, mountain peaks covered with vast ice fields and alpine meadows. From semi-desert terrain, to canyons, to flat grasslands, to private coves and inlets, pristine beaches and rocky shores. The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast offers many challeging opportunities for outdoor adventurers: - Fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing, sailing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, birdwatching, gold panning, great hiking and wildlife viewing. Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is situated in central British Columbia, nestled between the Cariboo Mountain Range on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, approximately 400 km north of Vancouver. The region covers around 12,600,000 hectares (over 31 million acres). Visitors will enjoy all amenities and service facilities, excellent accommodations, from luxury resorts to quaint lakeside cabins, and fine dining and shopping.

Northern British Columbia:
Heading north, along British Columbia's interior highways, you will discover some of the most spectacular scenery with beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes and forests. More than 500,000 sq kms (195,000 sq mi) of wilderness for you to explore. Drive the Alaska Highway through the wilderness area of British Columbia to the Yukon and Alaska, passing through many interesting and historic cities and towns.
Much of Northern BC is preserved and protected by a system of provincial parks. Many of them accessible only by horseback, charter plane or on foot to idyllic lakeside campgrounds with all amenities. Northern BC offers exciting adventure opportunities: - white-water rafting expeditions, multi-day horse-back riding pack trip, fly-in fishing excursion, abundant wildlife & birdlife, or hiking through the many wilderness trails.

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