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.

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Spas & Wellness, Hot Springs, Parks & Wilderness Areas

Psst—This Spa is Free

Discover the Healing Benefits of Nature in British Columbia

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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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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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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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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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How to Experience BC's Must-See Coastal Towns

Discover Indigenous culture, art, and exciting culinary offerings in these West Coast towns.

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Boating, Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Airlines

Desolation Sound

An all-inclusive and fully-guided cruise tour providing access to the cultures and landscapes of the West Coast.

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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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Spas & Wellness, Hot Springs, Parks & Wilderness Areas

Psst—This Spa is Free

Discover the Healing Benefits of Nature in British Columbia

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

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

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

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

How to Experience BC's Must-See Coastal Towns

Discover Indigenous culture, art, and exciting culinary offerings in these West Coast towns.

Read the Article

Boating, Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Airlines

Desolation Sound

An all-inclusive and fully-guided cruise tour providing access to the cultures and landscapes of the West Coast.

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

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.

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