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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210-12240 Second Ave
Richmond, British Columbia
Go whale watching with Vancouver Whale Watch celebrating 15 years of whale watching from the lower mainland in 2014. This adventure of a lifetime starts in picturesque Steveston, travelling through the spectacular Gulf & San Juan Islands. We offer whale watching, wildlife viewing & nature tours in open or semi-covered zodiac style vessels. See Orcas (Killer Whales), Dall's porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles & seals in their natural habitat. The only company with Zodiac style boats, we ensure a safe & stable ride for all ages. Avoid ferry hassles by taking your tour direct from Vancouver. Shuttle service from downtown Vancouver available or free all day parking.
5251 Oak St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Beautiful in every season, VanDusen Botanical Garden is internationally renowned & found just minutes from downtown Vancouver. This year-round garden allows you to experience plants from all over the world. More than 100 events take place in the Garden every year, including the Festival of Lights, an annual Christmas experience.
Make sure you plan time to visit our Garden Shop where there is always something new sprouting up in fashion, garden & lifestyle accessories. And if you find yourself in need of a delicious meal or light snack, we have two options - Shaughnessy Restaurant & Truffles Cafe.
1461 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers you a unique opportunity to experience the warmth, beauty & romance of a tropical jungle next door to the world famous Butchart Gardens. Stroll through our indoor tropical oasis where Caribbean flamingos walk through the streams & ponds among the beautiful koi, goldfish, 15 tropical fish species, Australian whistling tree ducks & red-eared slider turtles. Marvel at the red footed & sulcata tortoises, poison dart frogs, geckos & a veiled chameleon. Up to 6000 tropical free-flying butterflies, 30 species of tropical birds & the world's largest moth species. Walk past the vanilla beans growing on the vine, papaya in the trees, pineapple, coffee beans, ginger, among other plants flourishing in our organic soil.
Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
14300 Entertainment Blvd
Richmond, British Columbia
A complete aquatic and fitness experience under one roof, including: 57 metre competition pool, 1 and 3 metre spring boards, 5 metre tower, large wave pool with fun interactive water play structure, waterslides, steam room, sauna and whirlpools. Swim & Fitness Shop and Surfside Galley concession on-site. A 288 sq m (3,000 sq ft) fitness centre with cardiovascular, strength/toning machines and free weights. Multipurpose rooms available for fitness classes, parties, meetings or rentals. Family change rooms available. Water wheelchairs available, plus pool lifts and portable stairs. Visit Watermania - voted "Richmond's Best Family Entertainment Centre" (Richmond News, 2011)!
39645 Government Rd
Squamish, British Columbia
Home of the Royal Hudson steam locomotive, as well as Western Canada's largest collection of Heritage Railway equipment, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park is located at Squamish. Ride the 3 km Miniature Railway. Climb aboard snowplows, cabooses & locomotives. Learn how Canada's mail was processed on rails in the only authentic restored Railway Post Office car in Canada. Town centre featuring the Brightbill Heritage House & the Squamish station designed in 1915, but not built until 2000. Please call ahead to confirm information for special events.
1509 Lafontaine Rd
Golden, British Columbia
Wet N' Wild Adventures offers unforgettable whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia, on the western edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Operating daily every May through September.
Divided into three 10 km sections, the Kicking Horse River allows for a variety of rafting experiences suitable for all ages. Choose the family friendly scenic float in the Upper Canyon to thrilling class 4 rapids in the Lower Canyon, while the Middle Canyon is a combination of class 3 & 4 rapids & is an exciting ride from start to finish.
4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
Spanning the distance between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is breathtaking. The journey between the two mountains provides a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb's alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, changing seasons & wildlife habitat. Looking for an epic hike to an ancient glacier? A gentle stroll on an alpine walking trail? A tour of black bear habitat? High tea at an alpine hut? Wine tasting on a mountaintop patio? The choice is yours with the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. From easy to epic, there's something for everyone.
4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler, British Columbia
Slide like an Olympian! Visit the Whistler Sliding Centre for THUNDER ON ICE as you ride down the track with in a piloted bobsleigh or slide solo in a skeleton and experience LIGHTING ON ICE.
The Whistler Sliding Centre is also open year-round for self-guided tours. Stay tuned for an exciting NEW summer public sliding opportunity!
The Whistler Sliding Centre hosted the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton events during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. As one of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games facilities operated by Whistler Sport Legacies, the Whistler Sliding Centre embodies the WSL mission to 'Grow Sport'.
1509 La Fontaine Rd
Golden, British Columbia
Let White n' Wild snowmobile tours guide your Canadian Rockies adventure! Join us for a family friendly tour of the spectacular mountains surrounding Golden, British Columbia, or rev up your adrenaline with a backcountry excursion.
White N' Wild is the closest snowmobile tour to Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise and includes full shuttle service from your hotel. All necessary gear is provided, including snowsuits and boots. Our experienced guides take you up to 2,137 m (7,000 ft) in elevation for an amazing day of snowmobiling complete with scenic views, BBQ lunch on the mountain, and tons of snow!
3109 Kirkland Ranch Rd
Ashcroft, British Columbia
With so much adventure, you'll want to stay! BC's newest adventure park offers extreme zip lining, with lines over 1400 ft., clocking speeds over 42 km/hour. Race side by side on the last line, then take a leap of faith on the Quick Jump, a sensation of free falling while safely lowering you to the ground.
There is fun for the whole family. Send the kids to the inflatable park while you enjoy vistas, wildlife and bird-watching from our hiking trails.
Wrap up the evening with a sunset wildlife safari in our troop carrier. We'll send you off with an experienced guide and a bottle of wine and snacks.