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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Adventure & Outdoors, Food, Drink & Wellness, Beaches & Lakes, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Busy L.A. Chef Discovers the British Columbia Effect

We invited Top Chef Brooke Williamson to escape her busy life to discover what we call the British Columbia Effect.

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Winter Activities

Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in BC

Winter is the perfect time to explore BC, and you don’t need skis to do it.

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Sightseeing, Beaches & Lakes

Top 5 Places to Experience the Ocean in BC

We asked our Facebook fans for their top spots in BC to enjoy the ocean. Victoria, Vancouver, Johnstone Strait, Haida Gwaii and Tofino/Ucluelet...

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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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Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

Relax and rejuvenate along this coastal road trip from Victoria to Port Hardy.

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Surfing

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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Food, Drink & Wellness, Indigenous Culture, Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Discover British Columbia through the eyes of Top Chef Brooke Williamson

Experience nature's healing power in BC. A custom itinerary inspired by Top Chef Brooke Williamson’s transformative visit.

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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

Adventure & Outdoors, Food, Drink & Wellness, Beaches & Lakes, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Busy L.A. Chef Discovers the British Columbia Effect

We invited Top Chef Brooke Williamson to escape her busy life to discover what we call the British Columbia Effect.

Read the Article

Winter Activities

Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in BC

Winter is the perfect time to explore BC, and you don’t need skis to do it.

Read the Article

Sightseeing, Beaches & Lakes

Top 5 Places to Experience the Ocean in BC

We asked our Facebook fans for their top spots in BC to enjoy the ocean. Victoria, Vancouver, Johnstone Strait, Haida Gwaii and Tofino/Ucluelet...

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

Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

Relax and rejuvenate along this coastal road trip from Victoria to Port Hardy.

Explore Road Trip

Surfing

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

Food, Drink & Wellness, Indigenous Culture, Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Discover British Columbia through the eyes of Top Chef Brooke Williamson

Experience nature's healing power in BC. A custom itinerary inspired by Top Chef Brooke Williamson’s transformative visit.

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