Traveling and Discovering
  British Columbia

British Columbia is the fourth largest province in Canada and the most popular tourist destination in Canada. The province has a concentration of beautiful natural scenery blending with modern Oceanside Vancouver city. It is in this province where the Pacific Ocean and the Canadian Rockies meet.

British Columbia has an enticing mix of mountains and the ocean-line with inspiration for outdoor adventures. The province gives the residents and tourists an amazing experience that stays with you forever. There are different tourist destinations and activities to engage in.

British Columbia boasts a lot of tourist attraction destinations such as the Oceanside city of Vancouver, the capital Victoria, national museums, etc. there is a lot you can learn in British Columbia as well as activities to indulge in to make your visit a great experience.

Here are 7 must-see spots that make British Columbia worth the tour or visit:

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is located in the North Pacific Ocean. It is a mountainous island with thick forest cover. The heavily forested island is home to the largest spruce trees in the world.

The island is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and hikers. Going out for a picnic on the island or running on its sandy beaches attracts a lot of visitors.

Williston lake

The lake is created by the W.A.C. Bennett Dam constructed on British Columbia’s Peace River. The dam makes you wonder what is the biggest dam in the world because of its massive size: in fact, it occupies number seven of the world ranking.

Generating hydroelectric power for B.C., the dam and lake that originated from it, Lake Williston, are both major tourist attractions of British Columbia.

 

Hot springs

When in British Columbia you cannot avoid soaking in the eight scenic hot springs of Columbia. The awesome must-visit hot springs include Cranbrook, Kootenay Rockies, Nakusp, Halcyon, Ainsworth, and Lussier’s. Whether you need restorative waters, gravel-bottom Hot spring, or cleansing plunges, British Columbia got you covered.

Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride

The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is one of the most breathtaking scenes you will experience in British Columbia. You get to soar so high above the glaciers, rainforests, and ancient volcanic peaks. It is the highest and longest lift.

The Gondola is open to visitors both in the winter and summer. It also provides access to hiking and walking trails.

Legendary Alaska Highway

A road trip through the historic Alaska Highway is an epic adventure with wild-scenic drives. The highway connects Delta Junction Alaska to Dawson Creek. You get to see Sikanni Chief Falls, Muskwa-Kechika wildlife home to bison, grizzlies, and stone’s sheep.


Fraser and Thompson Canyons

This is a pine forest mountain landscape that contains canyons. When you follow the Fraser River to the Thompson tributary, you’re on an exploration route used by the fur traders from the Pacific to the prairies. In October you witness the spectacle of the salmon run. Tourists come from all over the world to experience rafting in the clear whitewater river.

Haida Gwaii islands

The Haida Gwaii islands have a lush rainforest that protects the Haida Heritage Site, ancestral traditions, and lands. Through the Haida Gwaii lands you can visit the ancient Haida artifacts, cedar longhouses, cedar mortuary poles, and moss-covered canoes- a truly unique experience! The great scenery can be experienced through guided sailing, kayaking, and sailing.

By Hanna Johnson

 

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