Rainforest

Wander through ancient groves

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Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest. Photo: Stephen Harrington

From Haida Gwaii to Stanley Park, British Columbia’s rainforests overflow with raw wilderness. Wildlife calls the rainforest home, sheltering among old-growth giants nearing 2000 years in age. Explore the stories below to see the wild that awaits in BC’s rainforests.

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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Bird Watching, Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Essential Things to Know Before Entering BC’s Bear Country

Follow these best practices to ensure any future encounters with BC's great wildlife is respectful, safe, and sustainable.

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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, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Island Wildlife & Adventure

Visit ocean-carved lands from mild to wild: Marvel at orcas and bears, rejuvenate in spa resorts and coastal forests.

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Attractions & Sightseeing, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Wildlife, Accommodation

Unforgettable Places in BC to Restore Your Energy This Year

Want to recharge? Here are 10 BC unique accommodations in BC that are sure to restore your energy.

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Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas

On the Edge of Wilderness: 6 Soothing Forest Walks near Vancouver

Experience the British Columbia Effect by leaving the urban hub and retreating into nature. Our top spots to experience forest bathing near...

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern BC

Old cedars are part of what makes snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern British Columbia special.

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Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

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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.

Read the Article

Bird Watching, Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Essential Things to Know Before Entering BC’s Bear Country

Follow these best practices to ensure any future encounters with BC's great wildlife is respectful, safe, and sustainable.

Read the Article

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, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Tours

Island Wildlife & Adventure

Visit ocean-carved lands from mild to wild: Marvel at orcas and bears, rejuvenate in spa resorts and coastal forests.

Read the Article

Attractions & Sightseeing, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Wildlife, Accommodation

Unforgettable Places in BC to Restore Your Energy This Year

Want to recharge? Here are 10 BC unique accommodations in BC that are sure to restore your energy.

Read the Article

Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas

On the Edge of Wilderness: 6 Soothing Forest Walks near Vancouver

Experience the British Columbia Effect by leaving the urban hub and retreating into nature. Our top spots to experience forest bathing near...

Read the Article

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern BC

Old cedars are part of what makes snowshoeing the Ancient Forest in Northern British Columbia special.

Read the Article

Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

Explore Road Trip

Sunshine Coast Trail | Andrew Strain

Respect the Terrain: Be AdventureSmart

Enjoy what BC has to offer by hiking with friends, paddling with family, or heading into the back country for some camping. But always be prepared before you go outdoors.

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Experience Providers

Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge

Come to the northern edge of the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia's north coast, to the K'tzim-a-deen (Khutzeymateen). Here, within the...

Phone: (250) 641-0957

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Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Ocean House at Tlaga Gawtlaas

Escape to the northern edge of Haida Gwaii and experience the charm of nearby Old Massett, North Beach and Naikoon Provincial Park. Relax in Ocean...

Phone: (800) 605-3785

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Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture

Talaysay Tours

Talaysay Tours has been providing tours and authentic cultural experiences since 2002. We have activities, tours and experiences for all ages and...

Phone: (604) 628-8555

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Hiking, Backcountry Skiing, Cabins & Cottages

Wells Gray Adventures

Simple, comfortable accommodation used to access spectacular alpine hiking in Wells Gray Park. Composting toilets, solar power and hike in access...

Phone: (888) 754-8735

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Indigenous Culture, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Lakeshore Resort and Campground

In operation for more than 30 years, we are the largest campground located on the pristine shores of Lake Windermere, BC and is owned and operated...

Phone: (250) 342-6352

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Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Great Bear Lodge

Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding...

Phone: (250) 949-9496

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Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Spirit Bear Lodge

Experience an ancient culture, spectacular wildlife viewing, stunning landscapes and reconnect with nature. Immerse yourself in true wilderness on...

Phone: (250) 339-5644

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Cabins & Cottages, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges

Cabana Desolation Eco Resort

Cabana Desolation Eco Resort is a comfortably designed, exclusive eco resort located on an uninhabited island in the heart of Desolation Sound,...

Phone: (604) 483-2160

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