Barkerville Historic Town (Barkerville Historic Town (Chris Harris/All Canada Photos)
Attractions in British Columbia include beaches, museums, bungee jumping, wineries – and everything in between.
Outdoor adventurers can go ziplining in Whistler or cross the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge. Foodies can try Aboriginal cuisine at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, sip Okanagan Chardonnay at a winery, or pick up artisan cheeses at Granville Island Public Market. Examine the gold rush at Barkerville, or get the kids giggling at the Victoria Bug Zoo.
It doesn’t end there: trains, butterflies, old-growth trees, cowboys, hot springs, enchanted forests and rattlesnakes are a sampling of more things to explore.
Solo travellers, couples, families and groups can all find story-worthy attractions in BC at any time of year.
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4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
Spanning the distance between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a breathtaking, 4.4 kilometre journey to infinite possibilities. It redefines the Whistler summer experience by creating limitless new ways to get up-close-and-personal with the mountains. From the gondola, access 50+ km of hiking trails from easy to epic.
While visiting Whistler, be sure to take part in one of the many summer activities such as ziplining, river rafting, ATVing & the world famous mountain bike park. Whatever you choose, your PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience is sure to be out of this world.
2901 E Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Bring your friends and family out to Playland for a full day of fun! Located on the historic PNE fairgrounds, only 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Playland features over 30 thrilling rides and attractions including the historic Wooden Roller Coaster, the extreme swing ride Atmosfear, Pacific Adventure Mini Golf and the brand new extreme thrill ride, The Beast!
Playland also features Kids Playce, a special area filled with rides and attractions for children aged 2-10. Kids Playce provides the perfect setting for families looking to spend time together in a safe and kid-friendly environment.
Playland is fun for the entire family!
Visit website for opening dates.
Your family can experience the thrill of finding crystal treasures in a spectacular wild mountain environment. Imagine a place where the ground is covered with beautiful green and purple fluorite, and the land owners are friendly, so you can pick up all you want!
Our heritage 1920's mine property hosts a safe and exciting adventure. Your guide will show you how to collect sparkling quartz crystal geodes, green and purple fluorite crystals, and our famous yellow barite crystals, while enjoying the view from our mountain top above the Granby. We provide hammers and safety goggles. Please wear closed-toe shoes as rocks can be sharp.
Rock Candy fluorite and barite specimens are prized by museums world wide!
1455 Quebec St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Science World at TELUS World of Science awaits you with popular, hands-on interactive displays, inspirational feature exhibitions and awesome shows. Watch a giant-screen film in our OMNIMAX Theatre, or engage in a live science demonstration. Spark your imagination in galleries featuring nature, physics, and life sciences. When the weather is nice, explore our outdoor Ken Spencer Science Park.
36800 Highway 99
Squamish, British Columbia
The Sea to Sky Gondola experience, weaves together the very essence of coastal BC mountains, oceans, rivers, forests, culture & year-round recreation.
The 8-minute gondola ride to over 885 metres above sea level provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the forest & surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many adventures await. Guests have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences including two interpretive loop trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, a spectacular suspension bridge, access trails to backcountry routes & much more.
In addition to the outdoor experiences, the lodge at the top provides the opportunity for cultural exhibits, events, dining & a chance for friends to share a beer after a day of adventure in nature.
6409 Bay St
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Take a 2 hour boat ride on Vancouver's wild side. In Howe Sound you'll find yourself racing beside steep cliffs, watching seals at play, exploring sea caves & witnessing a variety of marine birds, including the majestic bald eagle. With an experienced guide you won't miss a thing on this ecological tour. Or join a guide on a salmon trip or rent your own self-drive boat. Located in West Vancouver beside BC Ferries in Horseshoe Bay at the start of Sea To Sky Country (highway to Whistler) & on the North Shore just 15 minutes from Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge.
9811 Seaport Pl
Sidney, British Columbia
Sidney's waterfront aquarium is home to over 3,500 marine animals from the unique local habitats of the Salish Sea. Come face-to-face with octopus and jellies; tickle a sea cucumber or shake hands with a sea star. Open daily from 10 a.m. Visit our website for special programs and activities and to learn more.
The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney. Only minutes from the Victoria International Airport, Washington State ferry terminal (Anacortes/San Juan Islands) & the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay, gateway to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver.
31338 Dewdney Truck Rd
Mission, British Columbia
Located within the picturesque Fraser Valley, BC Hydro's Stave Falls Visitor Centre offers an exciting experience for all ages. More than 100 years old, the Powerhouse is a National Historic Site.
Walk back in time with interactive games & historic displays telling the story of how power has helped build BC. Take in the awesome turbines & generators which give a unique perspective on how electricity is made. Learn about conservation & watch short films on BC Hydro's history in the Stave Falls area.
Come for a self-guided tour or call ahead to arrange a guided tour. Visit us online for information to plan your visit.
7060 Trans-Canada Hwy
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Situated in an old growth forest midway between Revelstoke and Sicamous on the Trans-Canada Hwy, this unique attraction appeals to every age. A stroll through this magnificent forest will lead you through a magical setting with over 350 folk figurines handcrafted with incredible detail by original artists. Young people climb up, in and around uniquely crafted houses set in giant roots, boulders and stumps to be transported into a real life fantasy. Climb BC's tallest and grandest tree house. Enjoy a self-guided boat tour viewing beaver dams and spawning salmon beds and walk our extended boardwalk.
In 2010 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary! Received '2014 Certificate of Excellence' from TripAdvisor. Join us today and be enchanted by discovering the magic!
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
Belugas, penguins, sea otters & 50,000 other aquatic creatures await your arrival at Canada's largest aquarium. Enjoy dolphin & beluga whale shows, sea otter feeds, shark dives & the free-roaming animals found in the popular Amazon Gallery. For an unforgettable extra, try a hands-on animal encounter. Immerse yourself in the 4D Experience Theatre, which combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D film with thrilling sensory effects! Come find out for yourself why the Vancouver Aquarium has been voted one of the world's favourite aquariums by TripAdvisor (Travellers' Choice 2014). Located minutes from downtown in world famous Stanley Park.
Open 365 days a year with extended hours in July & August. Wheelchair access.