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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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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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Indigenous Culture

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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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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Accommodation

Stay Cosy in These Oceanfront Getaways

Looking to unplug for a weekend? Here are five oceanfront getaways on Vancouver Island, including Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Beach Acres...

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ਵੈਨਕੂਵਰ ਆਈਲੈਂਡ ਦੇ ਪੂਰਬੀ ਤਟ ਦੀ ਸੈਰ ਕਰੋ

5 ਤੋਂ 7 ਦਿਨ / 500 km (311 mi)

ਵਿਕਟੋਰੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਪੋਰਟ ਹਾਰਡੀ ਤਕ ਦੀ ਤੱਟੀ ਸੜਕ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਮਨ...

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探索溫哥華島東岸

5至 7天 / 500 km (311 mi)

在維多利亞到哈迪港的沿海公路旅行,在海天一色的美景中放鬆心靈。

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Parks & Wilderness Areas, Hot Springs, Spas & Wellness, Spring, Summer, Fall

Psst—This Spa is Free

Discover the Healing Benefits of Nature in British Columbia

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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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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

Indigenous Culture

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

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

Accommodation

Stay Cosy in These Oceanfront Getaways

Looking to unplug for a weekend? Here are five oceanfront getaways on Vancouver Island, including Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Beach Acres...

Read the Article

ਵੈਨਕੂਵਰ ਆਈਲੈਂਡ ਦੇ ਪੂਰਬੀ ਤਟ ਦੀ ਸੈਰ ਕਰੋ

5 ਤੋਂ 7 ਦਿਨ / 500 km (311 mi)

ਵਿਕਟੋਰੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਪੋਰਟ ਹਾਰਡੀ ਤਕ ਦੀ ਤੱਟੀ ਸੜਕ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਮਨ...

Explore Road Trip

探索溫哥華島東岸

5至 7天 / 500 km (311 mi)

在維多利亞到哈迪港的沿海公路旅行,在海天一色的美景中放鬆心靈。

Explore Road Trip

Parks & Wilderness Areas, Hot Springs, Spas & Wellness, Spring, Summer, Fall

Psst—This Spa is Free

Discover the Healing Benefits of Nature in British Columbia

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

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