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.

Beaches & Lakes

Local Secrets: Where to Find BC’s Best Beaches

With miles of coastline, British Columbia has plenty of spectacular beaches. Here are five that may surprise you, including Savary Island and...

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Vancouver to Tofino

1 to 3 days / 303.06 km (188 mi)

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Whale Watching

Plan Your Trip to Northern Vancouver Island

North of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island changes. The highway narrows to two lanes, the trees grow taller, and the rivers are more...

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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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Storm Watching, Storm Watching, Cabins & Cottages

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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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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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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Fishing, Dining & Culinary Tours

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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Beaches & Lakes

Local Secrets: Where to Find BC’s Best Beaches

With miles of coastline, British Columbia has plenty of spectacular beaches. Here are five that may surprise you, including Savary Island and...

Read the Article

Vancouver to Tofino

1 to 3 days / 303.06 km (188 mi)

Explore Road Trip

Whale Watching

Plan Your Trip to Northern Vancouver Island

North of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island changes. The highway narrows to two lanes, the trees grow taller, and the rivers are more...

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

Storm Watching, Storm Watching, Cabins & Cottages

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

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

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

Fishing, Dining & Culinary Tours

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