Surfers at Cox Bay on Vancouver Island

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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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Paddling, Summer

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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Boating, Ferries

Cruising the Inside Passage

Cruising the spectacularly scenic Inside Passage is one of the best ways to explore BC's coastline. Get inspiration from our blogger's recent trip...

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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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Surfing, Winter

Shaped by Water: Surfing in Haida Gwaii

Haida surfer and carver Gwaliga Hart shares his connection to the tides and lands of Haida Gwaii.

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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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Nature & Wildlife, Storm Watching, Winter

Storm Watching on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

It's an amazing spectacle when Mother Nature combines rain, fierce winds, and the Pacific Ocean.

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Ferries

Travelling with BC Ferries: Travel Tips for Smooth Sailings

Travel tips for passengers embarking on one or more of BC Ferries' 25 routes.

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Witness the Wonder of the Island's Rugged North

Journey to Northern Vancouver Island to meet the people and places that make it so spectacular, including Nimmo Bay Resort, Telegraph Cove Resort,...

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Paddling, Summer

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

Boating, Ferries

Cruising the Inside Passage

Cruising the spectacularly scenic Inside Passage is one of the best ways to explore BC's coastline. Get inspiration from our blogger's recent trip...

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

Surfing, Winter

Shaped by Water: Surfing in Haida Gwaii

Haida surfer and carver Gwaliga Hart shares his connection to the tides and lands of Haida Gwaii.

Read the Article

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

Nature & Wildlife, Storm Watching, Winter

Storm Watching on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

It's an amazing spectacle when Mother Nature combines rain, fierce winds, and the Pacific Ocean.

Read the Article

Ferries

Travelling with BC Ferries: Travel Tips for Smooth Sailings

Travel tips for passengers embarking on one or more of BC Ferries' 25 routes.

Read the Article

Witness the Wonder of the Island's Rugged North

Journey to Northern Vancouver Island to meet the people and places that make it so spectacular, including Nimmo Bay Resort, Telegraph Cove Resort,...

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