Desolation Sound near Powell River
(Powell River Sea Kayak Ltd. photo)

Things to Do

Water Activities

Fishing in Muncho Lake Provincial Park  (Albert Normandin photo)

Fishing in Muncho Lake Provincial Park  (Albert Normandin photo)

Looking for a water-based vacation? British Columbia is the right place. Its two largest cities are right by the ocean, while many communities are situated by lakes or rivers.

Go fishing, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, river rafting, or boating in all of BC's six diverse regions.

Try diving in Vancouver Island's coastal waters, regarded by the international diving community as second only to the Red Sea in terms of clarity and diverse marine life. Take a cruise to Alaska through BC’s renowned Inside Passage. Paddle the magnificent Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.

Enjoy whale watching near the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve or at Prince Rupert in Northern British Columbia. Natural mineral hot springs are located throughout the province, so opportunities for rejuvenation and restoration are always at hand.

Check out water activity trip ideas for some suggestions of where to enjoy waterfalls, lakes and more.

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