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Ranked #1 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #2 of 708 Outdoors 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 #3 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Trails
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Stanley Park (Vancouver)
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Ranked #4 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 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 #5 of 708 Outdoors 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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Rodgers Fishing Lodge (Campbell River)
Ranked #6 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Water sports
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Ranked #7 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #8 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Scenic Drives
A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks.
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Ranked #9 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: State Parks; Canyons
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Emerald Lake (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #10 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Bodies of Water
Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Ranked #11 of 708 Outdoors 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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Ranked #12 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Parks
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Takakkaw Falls (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #13 of 708 Outdoors 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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Inner Harbour (Victoria)
Ranked #14 of 708 Outdoors 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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Schooner Cove (Tofino)
Ranked #15 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Considered by many to be one of the best boardwalk hikes around, you will be immersed in the natural serenity of the... more » Owner description: Considered by many to be one of the best boardwalk hikes around, you will be immersed in the natural serenity of the temperate rainforest. You can take the easy stairs to the beach, where you can gaze at the gentle waves crashing in. During low tide, an inviting passage presents itself so you can make your way to a small island where you may find bald eagles soaring above. Schooners Cove is nothing less than invigorating and rejuvinating. Truly a picturesque adventure. « less
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Long Beach (Tofino)
Ranked #16 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Long Beach, the longest beach of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, spans an extraordinary 16km (10mi) along the west coast... more » Owner description: Long Beach, the longest beach of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, spans an extraordinary 16km (10mi) along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Described by locals to be magical, you'll be astonished by the amount of life that call the tidal pools home, seeing marine life such as crabs, shells, starfish, sea urchins and much more. As the surf comes crashing in, you'll see surfers from around the world carving through the peaks of the waves. When the water settles, it gracefully rides up the beach with peaceful trickles and shimmering light from the breathtaking sunset crossing the colourful horizon. Long Beach is truly a rejunivating getaway for all ages. Whether you're looking to kickback, explore, adventure, hike, surf, or just take one of those long walks on the beach, Long Beach has it all. « less
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Ranked #17 of 708 Outdoors 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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Helmcken Falls (Clearwater)
Ranked #18 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #19 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Parks; Mountains
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Ranked #20 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
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Lake Okanagan (Kelowna)
Ranked #21 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: If you spot Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster said to inhabit these waters, you'll make headline news, but other than that,... more » Owner description: If you spot Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster said to inhabit these waters, you'll make headline news, but other than that, you're sure to enjoy all the recreational activities this 82-mile long lake has to offer: swimming, boating, parasailing and all types of water sports. « less
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Lynn Canyon Park (North Vancouver)
As featured in 3 days in Vancouver
Ranked #22 of 708 Outdoors 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 #23 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Gardens
This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
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Beacon Hill Park (Victoria)
Ranked #24 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Neighborhoods
This park holds a tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929.
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Botanical Beach (Vancouver Island)
Ranked #25 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: National Parks; Beaches
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Ranked #26 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Parks
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West Coast Trail (Victoria Capital Regional District)
Ranked #27 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: The West Coast Trail has the reputation of being one of the most gratifying, yet excruciating treks in North America,... more » Owner description: The West Coast Trail has the reputation of being one of the most gratifying, yet excruciating treks in North America, featuring stunning backdrops in a cultural and historical landscape. The West Coast Trail is a hiking trail that follows along the southwestern shoreline of Vancouver Island. It has legendary weather, which attracts thousands of people come storm watch. The unpredictable elements have been the demise of many catastrophic shipwrecks up until the late 1800's, earning it the title "The Graveyard of the Pacific". Beached survivors often met their makers once they made it to the jagged shoreline, provoking the government to rough-in a trail that is to this day isolated, physically challenging and potentially hazardous. West Coast Trail is not for the faint of heart, but welcomes those ready to take on the 75km challenge, explore the environment and learn a great deal about themselves, both mentally and physically. Can you conquer it?! « less
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Ruckle Provincial Park (Salt Spring Island)
Ranked #28 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Parks
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Ranked #29 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Clayoquot Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Major inlets... more » Owner description: Clayoquot Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Major inlets include Sydney Inlet, Shelter Inlet, Herbert Inlet, Bedwell Inlet, Lemmens Inlet, and Tofino Inlet. Major islands include Flores Island, Vargas Island, and Meares Island. « less
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Ranked #30 of 708 Outdoors in British Columbia
Category: Trails
Scenic running and hiking trail along the Pacific.
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