British Columbia is Canada’s most western province with surreal natural beauty, crystal-clear lakes, fresh mountain air, and vibrant urban areas.
The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, situated on Vancouver Island with stunning views, friendly people, and mouth-watering food and drinks.
And if you need even more reasons to visit British Columbia, here are 5 more incredible things to do while you’re there.
1. Visit Victoria and Vancouver Island
Two of the most exciting places to visit in British Columbia are Victoria and Vancouver Island. Victoria is the capital city of B.C. and has beautiful waterfront views, a vibrant culture, and cute colorful houses.
It’s situated on Vancouver Island where you’ll find endless beaches, camping spots, hiking trails, distilleries and breweries, popular movie filming locations, and First Nations culture and attractions.
2. See the Northern Lights
Did you know you can see the Northern Lights in British Columbia? You don’t have to go to the North Pole to witness this natural phenomenon. In fact, Northern Light tours are a hugely popular British Columbia attraction even visible from Vancouver.
However, the more up north you go, the better view you’ll have. Consider making a trip to places like Dawson Creek, Summit Lake Provincial Park, Porteau Cove, or the Muncho Lake Provincial Park for breathtaking views.
3. Go Wine Tasting in the Okanagan Wine Region
British Columbia’s wine is one of the most popular in Canada and worldwide. The Okanagan Wine Country region is the second-largest in Canada and there are a few little towns famous for their wineries.
Don’t miss out on visiting the Bench 1775 Winery at the Penticton Winery Region located at the southern shore of Lake Okanagan. You’ll find the most exquisite wines for every taste and budget and they make for great gifts for friends and family.
4. Try Some of the Best Gourmet Food
British Columbia is famous for its gourmet food and you’ll find all kinds of cuisine there from all over the world, but also local dishes that’ll awaken your taste buds.
Some of the must-try foods in B.C. include:
- B.C. Roll (Vancouver-style sushi)
- Wild sockeye salmon and Pacific halibut
- Okanagan locally-grown fruit and berries
- Dungeness crabs
- Nanaimo Bars
- Spot prawns
- Butter chicken pizza
- Salt Spring Island Lamb
British Columbia is a melting pot of different nationalities which reflects in its versatile mouth-watering cuisine and delicacies.
5. See the Spirit Bear
One of the most exciting things to do in British Columbia is to try and see the Spirit Bear. B.C. is known for this bear and despite its white color, the Spirit Bear is not a polar bear or an Albino bear. It’s a black bear subspecies pigmented white.
The only place you can see the Spirit Bear is The Great Bear Rainforest and the best time of year to visit is in the summertime when the bears are out and about hunting and fishing for salmon.
Visit British Columbia and Enjoy Its Breathtaking Beauty on Your Next Trip
Whether you’re a world traveler or a Canadian who loves exploring new places, make sure to visit British Columbia on your next trip. This province has some of the most beautiful nature in North America and will leave you speechless and filled with awe.
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