Ocean

Journey to the water's edge

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Surfers at Cox Bay on Vancouver Island

Over 25 thousand kilometres of Pacific coastline, from sandy beaches to dramatic cliffs, shapes British Columbia’s geography and way of life.  A rich ecosystem of fish and plant life, the Pacific Ocean is a source of sustenance and spirit for British Columbia. Explore BC’s Pacific Ocean and coast in the stories below.

Fishing, Dining & Culinary Tours

Crabbing on the West Coast of BC

Blogger Lindsay Anderson shares her tips on how to go crabbing on the west coast of British Columbia.

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Whale Watching

How to Go Whale Watching from Vancouver

Visiting Vancouver and want to see whales? You have options! Read about the companies and locations near Vancouver that offer whale watching...

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Boating, Paddling

No Boat? No Problem: 5 Ways to Get on the Water in BC

From boat charters to floating lodges, it's easy to experience British Columbia's waterways.

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Parks & Wilderness Areas

Top Ways to Experience BC’s Wild Landscapes

Explore BC from arid desert and lichen-draped rainforest to glaciated peaks and wide-open grassland.

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Paddling

Camp-to-Camp Paddling Destinations on BC's Coast

What's better than paddling silently along BC's coast? Camping while you do it. Learns more about BC's top paddling destinations.

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Paddling, Surfing, Beaches & Lakes, Whale Watching, Ferries

Experience the Soothing Effect of BC's Coast

Let BC’s diverse coastal landscapes buff away at life’s tensions and put your body, mind, and spirit at ease.

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Horseback Riding & Ranches, Attractions & Sightseeing, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Wild West Circle

Experience an authentic Western-style ranch, iconic wildlife, stunning mineral springs, waterfalls, and ancient forests.

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Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

British Columbia's Wilderness Detox

An Australian writer and editor discovers BC's natural restorative powers.

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Fishing, Dining & Culinary Tours

Crabbing on the West Coast of BC

Blogger Lindsay Anderson shares her tips on how to go crabbing on the west coast of British Columbia.

Read the Article

Whale Watching

How to Go Whale Watching from Vancouver

Visiting Vancouver and want to see whales? You have options! Read about the companies and locations near Vancouver that offer whale watching...

Read the Article

Boating, Paddling

No Boat? No Problem: 5 Ways to Get on the Water in BC

From boat charters to floating lodges, it's easy to experience British Columbia's waterways.

Read the Article

Parks & Wilderness Areas

Top Ways to Experience BC’s Wild Landscapes

Explore BC from arid desert and lichen-draped rainforest to glaciated peaks and wide-open grassland.

Read the Article

Paddling

Camp-to-Camp Paddling Destinations on BC's Coast

What's better than paddling silently along BC's coast? Camping while you do it. Learns more about BC's top paddling destinations.

Read the Article

Paddling, Surfing, Beaches & Lakes, Whale Watching, Ferries

Experience the Soothing Effect of BC's Coast

Let BC’s diverse coastal landscapes buff away at life’s tensions and put your body, mind, and spirit at ease.

Read the Article

Horseback Riding & Ranches, Attractions & Sightseeing, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Wild West Circle

Experience an authentic Western-style ranch, iconic wildlife, stunning mineral springs, waterfalls, and ancient forests.

Read the Article

Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

British Columbia's Wilderness Detox

An Australian writer and editor discovers BC's natural restorative powers.

Read the Article

Tofino | Johan Lolos

Respect the Ocean: Be CoastSmart

The Pacific Rim coastline of BC is breathtaking, but don’t let it take your breath away permanently. Understand the hazards of our wildly beautiful beaches and trails with these safety tips.

Become CoastSmart