British Columbia is a vast terrain known for massive mountain ranges and beaches with amazing rainforests of natural beauty. A great location for hiking or mountain biking, and also known for its ski resorts. In 2010, British Columbia hosted the Winter Olympics.
A region full of attractions, but what are the top 3 things to do in British Columbia?
- Vancouver is a city with so much to offer, with shopping on the famous Robson Street, explore the historic town or admire the impressive views from all around the city with the rainforest and Pacific Ocean, almost always visible.
For more energetic activities, hiking or skiing in the North Shore Mountains, or kayaking in the waterways is a very rewarding way to spend the day.
- Yoho National Park is certainly worth a visit, with its amazing scenery extending over the Rocky Mountains. Yoho National Park is easily accessed via the Trans-Canada highway, and this is great way to visit as access to the main attractions is easy and with ideal stopping points to take in the views.
A must see is Lake O’Hara, the lake is surrounded by the mountains and the area is one of the best locations for camping and enjoying the hiking trails that surround the lakes and lead into the mountains.
- British Columbia has its own wine region, with over 100 wineries here, making it the second largest in Canada. Many of the wineries are close to each other, ideally located with fantastic views, so easily possible to visit a few and sample their wines over a long weekend.
This area has a unique climate that makes it ideal for growing grapes and with a mixture of well known and family run vine yards, this is a great way to spent a few days, comparing your wine tasting notes.