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travel to and around British Columbia. Where to stay and what to see is made easier with
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The capital of British Columbia is Victoria.
British Columbia Background Information
British Columbia is the westernmost of Canada's provinces and
enjoys a Pacific Ocean coastline.
British Columbia is bordered by the U.S. state of Alaska to the north-west; Yukon and the Northwest Territories to the north; Alberta to the east; and by the U.S. states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana to the south.
Famed for its natural beauty, British Columbia was the sixth province
to join the Canadian Confederation, in 1871.
British Columbia City Guides
Official British Columbia Websites
British Columbia's history and government records are digitised.
Government of British Columbia:
This is your starting point for accessing over 50 government websites.
Where to Stay in British Columbia
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What to See in British Columbia
There's plenty for the active visitor to see and do around British
British Columbia Parks:
British Columbia has the second largest parks system in Canada, after Canada's National
Parks. There are more than 340 campgrounds, 11,000 campsites, 118 boat launches and 263
day-use areas in B.C.'s provincial park system.
Nestled on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, and long known as the Salmon
Capital of the World, Campbell River is a natural destination, in more ways than one.
Some of the attractions in the Chilliwack area include Cultus Lake, Minter Gardens,
Dusty's Dino Town and the Water Slides at Bridal Falls and Cultus Lake.
City of Victoria:
Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, which is the largest of
British Columbia's 6,500 islands. It is a community of choice for its temperate climate,
natural beauty, recreational sites and superior economic opportunities.
The Discovery Islands are a rugged group of islands located at the north end of the Strait
of Georgia, jammed between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia; on the west
coast of Canada. They are easily reached from the town of Campbell River on Vancouver
Island by a regular 10 minute ferry crossing to Quadra Island. From Heriot Bay a second,
40 minute, ferry service makes the connection to Cortes Island.
Harrison Hot Springs:
Harrison Hot Springs is located at the south end of Harrison Lake, which at 60 kilometres
long, is the largest body of fresh water in south-western BC.
The official visitor website for Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and the charming collection
of beachfront communities that make up Vancouver Island's Oceanside region.
Quadra Island is the heart and hub of the Discovery Islands a quick ten minute ferry ride
across from Campbell River, North Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Paul Beddows, an ex-pat Brit, has spent most of his life in Vancouver and brings his
knowledge and love of the city to the Internet community.
Close to Vancouver and Seattle, the Gulf islands are a great escape from urban life.
Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, sits on the south tip of Vancouver lsland
off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have over 7,000 acres of ski and snowboard terrain, with
12 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers, over 200 marked trails and 33 lifts.
Ideas to help you get the most out of Whistler's.
Official British Columbia Tourist Information
The largest metropolitan areas in British Columbia are Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Nanaimo,
Prince George, Chilliwack, Vernon and Courtenay.
British Columbia Travel Tips
When travelling in BC be prepared for any kind of weather;
sometimes it can even snow in August, in northern regions!
If you're travelling on Vancouver Island, one of the best kept secrets
is beautiful Quadra Island. It is far less crowded than the southern Gulf Islands yet far
I would highly recommend the shoulder season, when the island is
living 'Island Life', and the accommodations are far cheaper to boot. September is usually
quiet and often has the best weather of the year.
Quadra Island, is a short 12 minute ferry ride from Campbell River; a
3 hour drive North of Victoria.
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British Columbia Directories
Directory of travel and related business services in and around British Columbia.
Tourist Office Website
What to Do in British Columbia
One of the best ways to get the most out of your visit to British
Columbia is to book a tour before you travel to Vancouver,
First Nations tours featuring whale watching, grizzly bear viewing, native history and
culture, fishing excursions, and Eco adventure boat tours in Campbell River, British
Columbia. April to October.
10% discount to Travel Notes Members.
Customised eco tours, hiking, walking, wildlife-viewing and wilderness adventure tours
with a biologist trained by Interpretation Canada. Discover the story behind BC
rainforests, mountains, and seashore in thought provoking and interactive programs.
Free Vancouver Island Hiking book with any 4 hour booking.
Dedicated to the discovery of new and exciting outdoor adventures on motorcycles.
Offers whale watching tours from the spectacular Inner Harbour of Victoria.
Spirit of The West offer sea kayaking tours around Vancouver Island, British Columbia. You
can also sea kayak with the killer whales in Johnstone Strait.
Getting To and Around British Columbia
British Columbia by Air
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
is the major gateway to British Columbia, served by most major international airlines.
Cranbrook (Canadian Rockies International
Airport), and Kelowna (YLW) also
have services to a number of locations within Canada and the United States.
North Cariboo Air:
Charter airline headquartered in Fort St. John, with bases in Calgary and Edmonton (Alberta), and Fort Liard (Northwest Territories).
British Columbia by Boat
Ferrys sail regularly from Washington State into Victoria and Sidney,
and from Alaska into Prince Rupert.
There are 40 vessels in the fleet of BC Ferries, including the Spirit of British Columbia
and Spirit of Vancouver Island, the two newest, largest, and most advanced ships in the
family. Check out all the routes and schedules.
British Columbia by Road
To get the most out of a visit to British Columbia it helps if you hire a car to get around; or maybe even rent a
bicycle, if you're staying in Victoria.
Public transit information for Vancouver,
Victoria, and other British Columbia
As well as Greyhound Canada, other
bus services in British Columbia include Pacific
Coach Lines (from the Lower Mainland to Whistler and Victoria) and Moose (a jump on, jump off
British Columbia by Rail
Coming south of the border, Amtrak runs a train service (Amtrak Cascades) from Eugene, Oregon to
Vancouver; via Portland and Seattle, past Mount St. Helens and across the Columbia River
Across Canada, ViaRail operates the Canadian, which travels to
Vancouver from Toronto; while the Skeena departs from Jasper
(Alberta) for Prince Rupert, on the north coast.
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