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Wild Pacific Trail (Ucluelet)
Ranked #1 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: The Wild Pacific Trail is located in Ucluelet and is a seven phase trail system skirting the rugged cliffs and shoreline of... more » Owner description: The Wild Pacific Trail is located in Ucluelet and is a seven phase trail system skirting the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Overlooking Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands to the east and the open Pacific Ocean to the south and west, it offers spectacular shoreline panoramas and seaward vistas through ancient cedar and spruce-framed viewing platforms constructed on the best headlands along the route. « less
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Ranked #2 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Trails
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Ranked #3 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola travels 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler’s... more » Owner description: The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola travels 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler’s Roundhouse Lodge to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain. Skiers and riders have the opportunity to easily take advantage of 8,171 acres of terrain via the world's longest continuous lift system. The adventure for summer visitors includes spectacular views of glaciers and peaks as well as access to an expanded hiking trail network on both mountains. « less
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Ranked #4 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Beaches
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Stanley Park (Vancouver)
As featured in 3 days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
Ranked #5 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
Owner description: North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the... more » Owner description: North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water on the park's perimeter. It's just one of many trails among the park's 1,000 acres, which also house an aquarium, nature center and other recreational facilities. « less
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Butchart Gardens (Central Saanich)
Ranked #6 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Gardens; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family.... more » Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted limestone quarry look better and the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour for much of the year. During the summer, special lighting subtly illuminates the gardens, musical entertainment takes place on the Concert Lawn, and there are ten spectacular Saturday night Firework Shows. The Magic of Christmas season also has beautiful lighting and evening entertainment, and an outdoor skating rink. Spring offers hundreds of thousand flowering bulbs and Autumn is the time for dahlias, chrysanthemums and fall colours. The Gardens is open daily, year round. « less
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Whistler Bungee (Whistler)
Ranked #7 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: Often voted by Whistler locals as the most extreme activity in Whistler, Whistler Bungee provides an exhilarating, adrenaline... more » Owner description: Often voted by Whistler locals as the most extreme activity in Whistler, Whistler Bungee provides an exhilarating, adrenaline filled rush that no other activity can compare to. Whistler Bungee gives thrill seekers an unforgettable experience by jumping 160ft (50 meters) over the glacial fed Cheakamus River. In one of the most unique settings for bungee jumping, surrounded by basalt column cliffs and old growth forest, combined with the breathtaking peak of Black Tusk in the background, you will see why Whistler Bungee is regarded as one of the most scenic bungee jumping sites in the world. « less
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Ranked #8 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Scenic Drives
A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks.
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Rodgers Fishing Lodge (Campbell River)
Ranked #9 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Water sports
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Ranked #10 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: OPEN YEAR ROUND World Class Miniature Wonderland Experience 4000 sq ft. of family fun with up to 40 computer controlled... more » Owner description: OPEN YEAR ROUND World Class Miniature Wonderland Experience 4000 sq ft. of family fun with up to 40 computer controlled trains traveling on 2 km (1 1/4 miles) of tracks weaving through mountains and towns. Discover the 16000 + hand-painted little people and animals in scale 1:87 (HO) placed in humorous and funny situations and scenes. You'll be impressed with the devotion to details and the charm and humor of the presentation. Watch with delight, the unique operational car system running through towns, stopping for gas and traffic lights. So much more than just Trains.When driving from downtown Osoyoos, take Hwy 3 towards Vancouver (about 3 km.) Turn left at the SECOND enterance into the Buena Vista Industrial Park onto 115th Street. Look for the yellow warehouse with the big signs out front. « less
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Ranked #11 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: National Parks; Hiking Trails

Pacific Rim National Park/Long Beach unit is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada at the end of Highway 4, sandwiched between 2 ocean-front towns - Ucluelet and... more »

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Royal BC Museum (Victoria)
Ranked #12 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural... more » Owner description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la. « less
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Schooner Cove (Tofino)
Ranked #13 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Beaches
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Lake O'Hara (Field)
Ranked #14 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #15 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: The Whistler Sliding Centre was the site of the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic... more » Owner description: The Whistler Sliding Centre was the site of the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.We are a non for profit organization, all money goes towards keeping the track open to develop the sports for Canadian and International athletes. In addition to being a training venue for athletes, the Whistler Sliding Centre offers the general public the opportunity to be an Olympian for a day, in either bobsleigh or skeleton. The fastest sport experience in Whistler, reaching speeds up to 125km/h, will give you an adrenalin rush like no other. « less
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Ranked #16 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Resort Communities; Mountains; Golf Courses; Hiking Trails; Cross-country Ski Areas
Owner description: Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked the No. 1 ski resort in North America with over 8,171 acres of terrain. As a true... more » Owner description: Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked the No. 1 ski resort in North America with over 8,171 acres of terrain. As a true four season resort, Whistler Blackcomb offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter and downhill mountain biking and alpine hiking in the summer. Guests can even enjoy summer skiing/riding on the Horstman Glacier in June and July. At Whistler Blackcomb, there is something for everyone all year long. « less
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Inner Harbour (Victoria)
Ranked #17 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Bodies of Water
Owner description: This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants... more » Owner description: This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants and shopping. For a special treat, have afternoon tea at the grand Empress Hotel or board a ferry for a harbor tour. « less
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Ranked #18 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: State Parks; Canyons
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Chemainus Theatre (Chemainus)
Ranked #19 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Theaters
Owner description: We are a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre nestled in the seaside community of Chemainus, BC. We feature... more » Owner description: We are a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre nestled in the seaside community of Chemainus, BC. We feature some of the finest performers and performances in Canada, Vancouver and Vancouver Island. « less
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Takakkaw Falls (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #20 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Waterfalls; National Parks
Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are... more » Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early summer, when melting snow and ice provide ample runoff. « less
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Ranked #21 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
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Long Beach (Tofino)
Ranked #22 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Beaches
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Britannia Mine Museum (Britannia Beach)
As featured in Vancouver for young kids
Ranked #23 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Museums
Owner description: It was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that... more » Owner description: It was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages. Just like miners did, visitors climb aboard a mine train and rumble into an authentic tunnel. Entertaining guides describe the workings of drills and tools from the past century. Every visit includes gold panning with the chance to take home frequent findings. A captivating 15-minute film re-creates the past and reveals how families turned their isolated surroundings into pleasant experiences. The Family Play Area keeps young ones entertained. A glittering gift shop offers unique stones and carvings. To get there, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. 1/2 way between Vancouver and Whistler. « less
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Emerald Lake (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #24 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Bodies of Water
Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Lynn Canyon Park (North Vancouver)
As featured in 3 days in Vancouver
Ranked #25 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Parks; Bridges; State Parks
Interesting park with a suspension bridge, trails and waterfalls and an ecology center.
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Ranked #26 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Guest review: "Ski area doesn't do it justice as a category, it is a full-on backcountry heli ski/snowboard mountain... more » Owner description: Guest review: "Ski area doesn't do it justice as a category, it is a full-on backcountry heli ski/snowboard mountain experience, second to none. I chose the Pantheon experience and stayed at the ranch, but guests can also choose from 2 other lodge options including Tweedsmuir Park Lodge which Trip Advisor has listed for their summer accommodations. Bookings, etc are done out of Whistler based office, so a specific address was hard to pinpoint. Spent 4 days skiing in the most spectacular mountain setting and despite no new snow, we always skied untracked lines, great stability, tons of vertical. The guides were really experienced and the food was amazing, I can't wait to get back there for more heli skiing. Just spending time around Bella Coola is a treat, it's such an escape into the wilderness, everyone should experience it in their lifetime!"Outside Magazine’s "Top 10 Heli-Ski Destinations in North America" article included Bella Coola Heli Sports. This is what they had to say: “Bella Coola – The best place to make your own ski porn!Countless ski movies have been shot with Bella Coola Heli Sports of western British Columbia thanks to a more stable snowpack that sets up on steep faces, allowing pros like Hugo Harrison to bag big lines that, in more unstable conditions, would scare most other heli-outfits into liability rants. And don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll be battling heavy wet snow. Bella Coola’s permit stretches across 2.6 million acres of the Coast Range, which sucks moisture from the snow as storms pass over the peaks. That means you can ski drier fluff on more mellow terrain in the east while waiting for the big stuff in the west to set up. And with just 35 guests heli-skiing this area each week, you’ll never hear guides saying you have to farm the slope and set your lines right next to theirs. The lines can run 6,000-vertical-feet and with 100 feet of annual snowfall, they can be skied well into April. Sign up for the new weeklong Big Mountain Challenge and fire up the Go Pro: After some warm up runs you’ll jump onto a "proper objective", which may include some ski mountaineering skills like rappelling into a couloir.”While Bella Coola offers Expert Only programs, we also cater to 1st timers and less aggressive skiers (you should be a strong intermediate i.e. can ski blue runs with confidence and some black runs) who enjoy the HUGE alpine bowls.•Exclusively Small Group Heli-Skiing – just 4 to 5 guest per group with a highly experienced guide •Best Helicopters for Heli-Skiing – the A-Star, with only 2 to 3 groups sharing 1 machine •2nd Largest Tenure – at 2.64 million acres (10,700 sq/kms, 4,300 sq/m), that’s 499 times bigger than all of Vail, 325 times Whistler-Blackcomb combined and bigger than the entire Swiss Alps (90 times larger than the whole Trois Vallées)! All for a maximum of 34 guests spread over 3 lodges! •Ski First Descents – due to the enormous size of Bella Coola’s terrain, guests can still bag first descents, especially at their Pantheon base. This is extremely rare in Canadian heliskiing. •Best Variety of Programs; - Regular heli-skiing program – 3,4,5,6 or more days of the best heli-skiing on the planet - Experts Only – the Big Mountain Challenge is for experts only...and they mean experts! - Heli-Assist Ski Touring – Ski touring with a little bit of help from the heli! Every day you can ski in a different geographic area. One day it can be by the fjords, the next near the ice cap and the big glaciers, then in the Big Snow Zone or some nice tree runs. Bella Coola Heli Sports can also engineer traverses of terrain where you end the day in a totally different zone from the start of the day. This variety is of course not possible when you book a trip at a ski touring lodge where you end up skiing the same general area every day. Oh, and every morning begin the day with a heli drop at the top of a run, and every evening you stay in beautiful accommodation, dine on delicious 3 course meals, drink fine wine from the extensive cellar and receive personalized service! Pretty cool eh? - Rod & Ski Club – Bella Coola Heli Sports is located in some of the best salmon and trout fishing rivers in the world. In the spring and early summer, guests can book a trip where they heliski beautiful corn snow (and sometimes powder) in the morning, then after lunch they swap skis for fishing rods and waders in hope of catching a 50lbs spring salmon! - Private Heli-Skiing & Exclusive Lodge Use – Chose Bella Coola’s Pantheon Heli-Skiing base for your private group of up to 8 friends/family. You will have exclusive use of the helicopter and the whole lodge, with no other groups, just yours! •Best Arrival/Departure Procedure – It’s possible to fly into Bella Coola Airport where staff meet you, then you heliski your way to the Lodge! Then on departure day, you heliski to the airport, landing right next to the airplane taking you back to Vancouver. What a rockstar start and finish! •Huge Snowfalls – Bella Coola receives between 65-100ft (20-30m) on average over the winter! •Huge Diversity in Terrain - Glaciers, open bowls, gladed trees, hugh rock spires… Without the best alpine skiing in Canada!•Huge Vertical & Long Descents - Many runs are 5000 to 6000 vertical feet (1500 to 1800 vertical metres), with the longest yielding 7000 vertical feet (2150 vertical meters) of leg-burning utopia •Flexible Itineraries – trip durations can be for 3, 4, 5, 6 days or more •3 Gourmet Meals per Day – Including continental and cooked breakfasts, packed lunch in the field, hors d'œuvre après ski snacks, +3 course dinner •Safety – free use of personal safety gear including transceiver, SnowPulse Airbag Pack & Probe •Free Rental Equipment - Skis and snowboards designed for deep powder, big mountain riding! •Accommodation – Individual private cabins. Single upgrades available •Spa Facilities, Teepee Sauna, Large Hot Tub & Fitness Centre •Wireless Internet – available in lodge and private guest chalets •Weather Day Activities – With the huge snowfalls there’s occasional weather days. Activities include fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing etc « less
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Ranked #27 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre is the place to begin your Penticton & Wine Country experience. The Wine Country... more » Owner description: The Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre is the place to begin your Penticton & Wine Country experience. The Wine Country Visitor Centre is located on the corner of Highway 97 and Vees Drive, in a beautiful wine-country themed building which houses the Wine Country Visitor Centre as well as the BC VQA Wine Information Centre. With a wealth of information about Penticton and area, we also have full details on the more than 130 wineries within an hour's drive of Penticton, along with every activity, tour, and outdoor adventure you can imagine. Start your Penticton & Wine Country experience here today. Penticton & Wine Country - where you'll truly find time to breathe. « less
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Ranked #28 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Gardens
This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
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Ranked #29 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Biking Trails; Sports Complexes; Mountains
Owner description: Whistler Mountain Bike Park has something for every level of rider. Gentle, banked cruisers through the Coastal forest. Tight... more » Owner description: Whistler Mountain Bike Park has something for every level of rider. Gentle, banked cruisers through the Coastal forest. Tight and twisty single track - perfect for intermediate riders. For the armour clad, full face wearing, 50lb. bike group there are steep rock faces, gnarly, root strewn lines, drop offs of all descriptions and more. « less
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Ranked #30 of 1,585 attractions in British Columbia
Category: Parks; Waterfalls

Each waterfall seems to be more spectacular than the last! There's a  small, beautiful, and oft-missed one - a short walk from the junction of the two campsites at Clearwater... more »

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