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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.

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Beaches & Lakes, Summer

Local Secrets: Where to Find BC’s Best Beaches

With miles of coastline, British Columbia has plenty of spectacular beaches. Here are five that may surprise you, including Savary Island and...

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Sightseeing

BC’s Captivating Coastal Towns

Looking for a seaside holiday in a BC coastal town? Try surfing in Tofino, buying fish off the boat in Steveston, or viewing wildlife in Prince...

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BC Ferries Route

3 to 7 days / 1109.41 km (689 mi)

Travel from Vancouver to Port Hardy by car and ferry. Explore seaside communities, world-renowned gardens, and underground caves.

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Nature & Wildlife

Telegraph Cove Resort on BC's Vancouver Island

Gordie Graham, owner of Telegraph Cove Resort on British Columbia's Vancouver Island, discusses the labour of love that is his resort.

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1-3 Days, 4-6 Days, Fall

11 BC Coastal Towns to Visit This Fall

Find a coastal town to visit in BC this fall and enjoy Indigenous culture, lush rainforests, long stretches of shoreline, and tasty West Coast...

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Ferries

Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert with @kattancock

Follow along as our Instagrammer of the Week, @kattancock, shares scenes from her recent trip from Northern Vancouver Island to Prince...

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探索溫哥華島東岸

5至 7天 / 500 km (311 mi)

在維多利亞到哈迪港的沿海公路旅行,在海天一色的美景中放鬆心靈。

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Fall

5 Reasons to Visit the Southern Gulf Islands This Fall

Head to the Gulf Islands to enjoy a more relaxed way of life. Don't miss the local markets and artists' studios.

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Beaches & Lakes, Summer

Local Secrets: Where to Find BC’s Best Beaches

With miles of coastline, British Columbia has plenty of spectacular beaches. Here are five that may surprise you, including Savary Island and...

Read the Article

Sightseeing

BC’s Captivating Coastal Towns

Looking for a seaside holiday in a BC coastal town? Try surfing in Tofino, buying fish off the boat in Steveston, or viewing wildlife in Prince...

Read the Article

BC Ferries Route

3 to 7 days / 1109.41 km (689 mi)

Travel from Vancouver to Port Hardy by car and ferry. Explore seaside communities, world-renowned gardens, and underground caves.

Explore Road Trip

Nature & Wildlife

Telegraph Cove Resort on BC's Vancouver Island

Gordie Graham, owner of Telegraph Cove Resort on British Columbia's Vancouver Island, discusses the labour of love that is his resort.

Play Video

1-3 Days, 4-6 Days, Fall

11 BC Coastal Towns to Visit This Fall

Find a coastal town to visit in BC this fall and enjoy Indigenous culture, lush rainforests, long stretches of shoreline, and tasty West Coast...

Read the Article

Ferries

Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert with @kattancock

Follow along as our Instagrammer of the Week, @kattancock, shares scenes from her recent trip from Northern Vancouver Island to Prince...

Read the Article

探索溫哥華島東岸

5至 7天 / 500 km (311 mi)

在維多利亞到哈迪港的沿海公路旅行,在海天一色的美景中放鬆心靈。

Explore Road Trip

Fall

5 Reasons to Visit the Southern Gulf Islands This Fall

Head to the Gulf Islands to enjoy a more relaxed way of life. Don't miss the local markets and artists' studios.

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