Ocean

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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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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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Surfing, Beaches & Lakes

A Surfer’s Road Trip to Haida Gwaii

Follow our Instagrammer of the week, photographer @kylervos, who is sharing photos from his Haida Gwaii surf road trip.

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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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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, Camping, Whale Watching

Kayaking the Broken Group Islands

In Pacific Rim National Park, there is a kayaker’s paradise called the Broken Group Islands. It consists of over 100 scattered islands off the...

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Storm Watching

Storm Watching on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Mother Nature creates a mesmerizing spectacle when she combines rain, fierce winds and the Pacific Ocean. Wild and powerful storms. They are...

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Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Top 5 Places to Spot Whales in BC

Want to spend some quality time with some of BC's biggest residents? Check out our list of the top 5 places to spot whales, including Victoria and...

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Pacific Marine Circle Route

1 to 3 days / 289.08 km (180 mi)

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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.

Read the Article

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Surfing, Beaches & Lakes

A Surfer’s Road Trip to Haida Gwaii

Follow our Instagrammer of the week, photographer @kylervos, who is sharing photos from his Haida Gwaii surf road trip.

Read the Article

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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...

Read the Article

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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,...

Read the Article

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Paddling, Camping, Whale Watching

Kayaking the Broken Group Islands

In Pacific Rim National Park, there is a kayaker’s paradise called the Broken Group Islands. It consists of over 100 scattered islands off the...

Read the Article

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Storm Watching

Storm Watching on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Mother Nature creates a mesmerizing spectacle when she combines rain, fierce winds and the Pacific Ocean. Wild and powerful storms. They are...

Read the Article

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Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Top 5 Places to Spot Whales in BC

Want to spend some quality time with some of BC's biggest residents? Check out our list of the top 5 places to spot whales, including Victoria and...

Read the Article

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Pacific Marine Circle Route

1 to 3 days / 289.08 km (180 mi)

Explore Road Trip