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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, Storm Watching, Fall, Winter, 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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Beaches & Lakes, Surfing

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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Vancouver to Tofino

1 to 3 days / 300 km (186 mi)

Find adventure and renewal on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours, Indigenous Culture, Food, Drink & Wellness, 1-3 Days, 4-6 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall

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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Boating, Paddling, Summer

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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BC Ferries Route

3 to 7 days / 1109.41 km (689 mi)

Travel from Vancouver to Port Hardy by car and ferry. Explore seaside communities, world-renowned gardens, and underground caves.

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Nature & Wildlife, Adventure & Outdoors

Chris Burkard’s Search for the Last Wild Places

Chris Burkard, an explorer, photographer, and author, shares his experiences in British Columbia.

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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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Nature & Wildlife, Storm Watching, Fall, Winter, 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

Beaches & Lakes, Surfing

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

Vancouver to Tofino

1 to 3 days / 300 km (186 mi)

Find adventure and renewal on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Explore Road Trip

Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours, Indigenous Culture, Food, Drink & Wellness, 1-3 Days, 4-6 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall

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

Boating, Paddling, Summer

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

BC Ferries Route

3 to 7 days / 1109.41 km (689 mi)

Travel from Vancouver to Port Hardy by car and ferry. Explore seaside communities, world-renowned gardens, and underground caves.

Explore Road Trip

Nature & Wildlife, Adventure & Outdoors

Chris Burkard’s Search for the Last Wild Places

Chris Burkard, an explorer, photographer, and author, shares his experiences in British Columbia.

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

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