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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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Nature & Wildlife, Indigenous Culture, Adventure & Outdoors, Museums & Heritage Sites

Transformative Travels in BC: 12 Trips for the Conscious Traveller

Learn about Indigenous land stewardship, support wildlife initiatives, and discover biodiverse regions on your next trip.

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Pacific Marine Circle Route

1 to 3 days / 289.08 km (180 mi)

This coast to coast journey on Vancouver Island offers panoramic views of the Juan de Fuca, Haro, and Georgia straits as well as the Saanich...

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Sightseeing, Hiking

Plan Your Trip to Haida Gwaii

Discover the best of this remote archipelago including Haida First Nation food and art.

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Boating, Paddling, Summer

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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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, Attractions & Sightseeing, Adventure & Outdoors, Summer

BC Summer Getaway Ideas

Find seasonal inspiration in British Columbia with activities and adventure perfect for summer.

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Accommodation

Stay Cozy in These Oceanfront Getaways

Looking to unplug for a weekend? Here are five oceanfront getaways on Vancouver Island, including Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Beach Acres...

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Dining & Culinary Tours, Fishing

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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Nature & Wildlife, Indigenous Culture, Adventure & Outdoors, Museums & Heritage Sites

Transformative Travels in BC: 12 Trips for the Conscious Traveller

Learn about Indigenous land stewardship, support wildlife initiatives, and discover biodiverse regions on your next trip.

Read the Article

Pacific Marine Circle Route

1 to 3 days / 289.08 km (180 mi)

This coast to coast journey on Vancouver Island offers panoramic views of the Juan de Fuca, Haro, and Georgia straits as well as the Saanich...

Explore Road Trip

Sightseeing, Hiking

Plan Your Trip to Haida Gwaii

Discover the best of this remote archipelago including Haida First Nation food and art.

Read the Article

Boating, Paddling, Summer

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

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, Attractions & Sightseeing, Adventure & Outdoors, Summer

BC Summer Getaway Ideas

Find seasonal inspiration in British Columbia with activities and adventure perfect for summer.

Read the Article

Accommodation

Stay Cozy in These Oceanfront Getaways

Looking to unplug for a weekend? Here are five oceanfront getaways on Vancouver Island, including Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Beach Acres...

Read the Article

Dining & Culinary Tours, Fishing

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

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