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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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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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Beaches & Lakes, Surfing, Canada, United States

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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Surfing, Winter, Canada, United States

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, Storm Watching, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Canada, China, Mexico, United States

Read This: 5 Cozy BC Retreats With Books To Match

Here are the best books to read while warming up on a winter holiday in BC.

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Biking, Boating, Hiking, Canada, United States

Plan your trip to The Sunshine Coast

Come soak up the serenity of the Sunshine Coast.

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Nature & Wildlife, Storm Watching, Winter, Canada, United States

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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Indigenous Culture, Canada, United States

Unique Indigenous experiences in BC

Want to experience Indigenous culture in BC? Check out these local tour operators, including Takaya Tours and West Coast Expeditions.

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Paddling, Summer, Canada, United States

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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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

Beaches & Lakes, Surfing, Canada, United States

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

Surfing, Winter, Canada, United States

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, Storm Watching, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Canada, China, Mexico, United States

Read This: 5 Cozy BC Retreats With Books To Match

Here are the best books to read while warming up on a winter holiday in BC.

Read the Article

Biking, Boating, Hiking, Canada, United States

Plan your trip to The Sunshine Coast

Come soak up the serenity of the Sunshine Coast.

Read the Article

Nature & Wildlife, Storm Watching, Winter, Canada, United States

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

Indigenous Culture, Canada, United States

Unique Indigenous experiences in BC

Want to experience Indigenous culture in BC? Check out these local tour operators, including Takaya Tours and West Coast Expeditions.

Read the Article

Paddling, Summer, Canada, United States

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

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