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British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province, is characterized by its Pacific coast and mountainous landscape.
British Columbia's mountains, lakes, islands, rainforests, beautiful stretches of coastline, quaint towns, attractive towns and world-class skiing make it one of Canada's most popular destinations.
Natural attractions such as Glacier National Park offer hiking and biking trails, as well as campgrounds.
Most BC visitors start in Vancouver, which is a great starting point for visiting the province.
A short flight or ferry ride from here will take you to Vancouver Island and the provincial capital, Victoria.
Inland BC, the Okanagan Valley is another year-round hot spot, with beaches along Lake Okanagan, golf courses and numerous ski resorts.
Yoho National Park is home to some of the most rugged and picturesque mountainous terrain in British Columbia.
Snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, rivers and pristine lakes, including the spectacular Lake O'Hara, attract large numbers of visitors to this park during the summer months.
On Canada's west coast, Vancouver Island is home to some spectacular coastal scenery, mountains, lakes and other natural attractions, as well as charming small towns and the provincial capital of Victoria.
Coastal beaches provide year-round surfing, particularly close to the popular resort town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park.
Found in the BC interior, the Okanagan Valley is a lush, sunny valley with lakes, beaches, rolling mountains and orchards.
At the heart of the region is Lake Okanagan, 120 kilometers long, and the city of Kelowna on the lake's eastern shore.
Less than a two-hour drive from Vancouver is the resort town and ski destination of Whistler.
At the foot of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler is the center of Canada's largest winter sports area.
In 2010, this world-class ski resort attracted a lot of international attention when it hosted the downhill skiing events for the Winter Olympics.
The scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway takes you from Whistler to Vancouver, a city just south of the province on the US border, known for its film industry.
Stanley Park is one of the great features of Vancouver that sets it apart from other major cities in Canada.
This huge green space on the edge of downtown offers a beautiful natural retreat for visitors and locals alike.
Haida Gwaii is one of Canada's undiscovered treasures.
These remote islands offer a wealth of culture and natural beauty, but are often overlooked by tourists.
Formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii is an isolated group of more than 150 islands in the Pacific Ocean, on the western edge of the continental shelf.
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