19 Best Places To Visit In British Columbia

1. Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the best cities in Canada that offers the perfect blend of urban and outdoor adventures.  

2. Whistler

It’s Canada’s winter destination, but Whistler is one of the best places to visit in British Columbia in summer too. 

3. Squamish

The Britannia Mine Museum is a fascinating walk through time and there are plenty of waterfalls and hiking trails and whitewater rafting around Squamish. 

4. Sunshine Coast

This drive up the rugged and remote stretch of the BC coast is one of Canada’s best-kept secrets.  

5. Desolation Sound

Lund is the jumping-off point for Desolation Sound and it is easy to book tours from the Lund Resort at Klah a Men.

6. Okanagan Valley

The Okanagan Valley is one of Canada’s premier wine-producing regions.  

7. Kelowna

This town not only has a glorious wine scene but there’s also a fabulous food scene, distilleries, and outdoor activities galore. 

8. Vancouver Island

Despite its name, Vancouver Island is two hours away from the city by ferry and is one of the best places to visit in British Columbia. 

9. Kamloop

Another nature-lovers escape, Kamloops has everything you could want to get outside.  

10. Revelstoke

Revelstoke is often overlooked for Whistler, but this mountain playground is a great alternative to the more popular ski resorts.

11. Glacier National Park

Located just 35 minutes from Revelstoke, you can tick off two Canada National Parks while making a base in Revelstoke.  

12. Yoho National Park

British Columbia is blessed with parks and wide-open spaces and Yoho National Park is another beautiful place to visit in BC.  

13. Kootenay National Park

A highlight of Kootenay National Park is Marble Canyon where you can hike through the narrow gorge. 

14. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

We can’t leave out British Columbia’s Provincial Parks and this Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is one of the oldest provincial parks in Canada.

15. Fraser Canyon – Hells Gate

Located in the heart of Gold Rush country, Hell’s Gate can be visited by taking a gondola down into the Fraser Canyon. 

16. Hope

This was a feat of engineering as the 5 tunnels were blasted and built-in 1914. It is just a 3.5 km round trip, but completely worth stopping to see. 

17. Tofino

A surfer’s paradise, UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region is a biodiverse ecosystem with old-growth rainforests and dramatic coastlines. 

18. West Coast Trail

There are few epic trails that can compete with British Columbia’s West Coast Trail.  

19. Victoria

The Capital City of British Columbia is located on Vancouver Island and is named after Queen Victoria with tudor-style buildings lining its waterfront.  

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