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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401-37989 Cleveland Ave
Squamish, British Columbia
The Sea to Sky Gondola experience, scheduled to open in May 2014, weaves together the very essence of coastal BC-mountains, oceans, rivers, forests, culture & year round recreation.
The 8-minute gondola ride to over 2,800 feet above sea level will provide sweeping views of Howe Sound, the forest & surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many adventures await. Guests will 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 will provide an opportunity for cultural exhibits, events, dining or 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 hr 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
Hands on, hands wet! Colourful aquarium habitats teem with marine life from the Salish Sea. Guests have the opportunity to shake hands with sea urchins & tickle sea stars in the touch pools. Hundreds of fish, invertebrates & marine plants recreate the ocean environment & give an underwater view that most people never experience. Discover the amazing diversity of the Salish Sea.
The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is located in Sidney, a charming waterfront town minutes from the Victoria International Airport & BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay.
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 about our operating season and our special offers!
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! Join us today and be enchanted by discovering the magic!
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
Come face to fin with over 50,000 captivating creatures at the amazing Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. 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! And don't miss the newest exhibit, Penguin Point which is home to seven African penguins.
Open 365 days a year with extended hours in July & August. Wheelchair access.
This is Vancouver's Attraction Passport; valid for singles, couples, or families. Valid for up to two adults, two children. Save hundreds of dollars on your visit! 2-for-1's or up to 50% off admission to over 60 attractions, museums, sightseeing tours, 18 restaurants & daytrips. Includes the Vancouver Aquarium, The Lookout, Vancouver Trolley Day tour & Halloween & Christmas Trolley, Vancouver Aquarium, Grouse Mountain's Viewpod & four free snowshoe rentals. Art Gallery, Bill Reid Gallery, Museum of Vancouver, Museum of Anthropology, Space Centre, Maritime Museum, BC Sports Hall, Queen Elizabeth Park Conservatory, VanDusen Gardens, Symphony, Grouse Mountain & Capilano Bridge or Whistler or Victoria tours via West Coast Sightseeing, Britannia Mine Museum, Theatresports Comedy Granville Island, kayaking, whale watching, river rafting, two for one Gastown/Chinatown Walking tours, Foodie Tour, rentals & more.
The Vancouver Lookout has been one of the most iconic & recognizable landmarks in the city. The Observation Deck is situated in the heart of the city high above Vancouver & the perfect first stop for visitors & locals, providing a breathtaking bird's eye view of one of Metro Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown & the suburbs beyond. Glass elevators whisk visitors 130 meters (430 feet) skyward to the Vancouver Lookout in a mere 40 seconds. Here you will enjoy a riveting & spectacular 360º view of the city. Enjoy the view day or night as tickets are valid all day.
631 Courtenay St
Victoria, British Columbia
Welcome to the amazing world of insects & spiders. A visit to this must-see miniature zoo offers visitors an excellent opportunity to view & experience multi-legged creatures from around the world in a safe, fun & friendly atmosphere. Get up close and personal with LIVE giant walkingsticks, alien-eyed praying mantids, hairy tarantulas and glow-in-the-dark scorpions, to name a few. Discover over 40 fascinating species including Canada's largest ant farm. The knowledgeable "bug guides" will reveal the exotic secrets of this hidden kingdom & provide a safe animal handling experience for the more adventurous. Imagine holding a tickling 400 leg millipede that stretches the length of your forearm! It's an unforgettable, hands-on adventure. While in Victoria be sure to crawl, fly or wriggle your way to the Bug Zoo!
20 Km West Of Hudson's Hope
Hudson's Hope, British Columbia
Experience the impressive power of the Peace River & visit the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. Enjoy a wide range of exhibits at our Visitor Centre, watch a video about electricity in BC & view one of the world's largest earthfill structures.
Come experience a guided, underground tour that takes you right into the heart of the dam. It's an amazing experience that should not be missed.
A cafe is located within the Visitor Centre for your convenience. Visit our website for information about our seasonal operations & for special offers.