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Vancouver skyline | Albert Normandin

In British Columbia, nature shapes culture. Wilderness tugs at the edges of town, providing easy access to hiking, mountain biking, and more. 

Our cities never disappoint, whether you’re eager to visit oceanside Vancouver, our largest city, the four-season mountain playground of Whistler, or the province’s historic heart, Victoria, which blends old-world charm with new fascinations.

Explore BC’s cities through the stories below.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Attractions, Sightseeing, Shopping, Wineries & Wine Tours, Dining & Culinary Tours, Farms & Markets, Spas & Wellness, Community Events, Music, Arts & Culture Events, 1-3 Days, Winter

Stay Local For The Holidays: Creative Ways to Celebrate
the Season in Your Own Backyard

Celebrate the season close to home, and support small, local businesses too.

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See Kelowna, Victoria, and Metro Vancouver
in a Whole New Light

Explore some ideas that will help you see Victoria, Vancouver, and Kelowna through a new lens.

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Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Spas & Wellness, Biking, Hiking, Golf, 1-3 Days, Summer, Hotels, Museums & Heritage Sites, Art Galleries

10 Things to Try—Maybe for the First Time—
Near Vancouver This Summer

Here are 10 activities and adventures to try this summer near Vancouver.

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Vancouver to Tofino

1 to 3 days / 300 km (186 mi)

Find adventure and renewal on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Explore Road Trip

Attractions, Sightseeing, Summer, Fall, Arts & Heritage

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town:
Must-Experience Vancouver Attractions

Now is the time to be a tourist in your own town. Here are 10 attractions you must experience.

Read the Article

Dining & Culinary Tours

Vancouver's Kissa Tanto Serves Up Japanese and Italian Flavours

Restaurateur Tannis Ling discusses Vancouver's burgeoning restaurant scene, and the inspiration behind Chinatown hot spot Kissa Tanto.

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Dog-Friendly Getaways in BC

Pack your bags (and your pup), and head off to explore one of these pet-approved destinations.

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Nature & Wildlife, Attractions, Spring, Summer

10 New Ways to Love Vancouver This Summer

Summer’s the best time for a Vancouver getaway, for these reasons and more.

Read the Article

Skiing & Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Attractions, Sightseeing, Shopping, Wineries & Wine Tours, Dining & Culinary Tours, Farms & Markets, Spas & Wellness, Community Events, Music, Arts & Culture Events, 1-3 Days, Winter

Stay Local For The Holidays: Creative Ways to Celebrate
the Season in Your Own Backyard

Celebrate the season close to home, and support small, local businesses too.

Read the Article

See Kelowna, Victoria, and Metro Vancouver
in a Whole New Light

Explore some ideas that will help you see Victoria, Vancouver, and Kelowna through a new lens.

Read the Article

Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Spas & Wellness, Biking, Hiking, Golf, 1-3 Days, Summer, Hotels, Museums & Heritage Sites, Art Galleries

10 Things to Try—Maybe for the First Time—
Near Vancouver This Summer

Here are 10 activities and adventures to try this summer near Vancouver.

Read the Article

Vancouver to Tofino

1 to 3 days / 300 km (186 mi)

Find adventure and renewal on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Explore Road Trip

Attractions, Sightseeing, Summer, Fall, Arts & Heritage

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town:
Must-Experience Vancouver Attractions

Now is the time to be a tourist in your own town. Here are 10 attractions you must experience.

Read the Article

Dining & Culinary Tours

Vancouver's Kissa Tanto Serves Up Japanese and Italian Flavours

Restaurateur Tannis Ling discusses Vancouver's burgeoning restaurant scene, and the inspiration behind Chinatown hot spot Kissa Tanto.

Play Video

Dog-Friendly Getaways in BC

Pack your bags (and your pup), and head off to explore one of these pet-approved destinations.

Read the Article

Nature & Wildlife, Attractions, Spring, Summer

10 New Ways to Love Vancouver This Summer

Summer’s the best time for a Vancouver getaway, for these reasons and more.

Read the Article