British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and is set between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the east. Blessed with breathtaking landscapes, BC is home to a geographical diversity that lends itself to a vast array of activities and adventures. There are mountains to climb, rivers to run, beaches to comb, forests to hike, parks to stroll and warm summer lakes to laze about on. The province generally enjoys a temperate climate but where there are mountains, there is snow. Renowned for the steep and the deep of its world-class ski terrain, BC bustled with energy during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Explore fruit-laden orchards in the Thompson Okanagan, the ranch lands of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, laid-back lifestyles of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, the bubbling hot springs of the Kootenay Rockies, the wildlife of Northern BC, or the combination of urban life and backcountry trails in Vancouver, Coast and Mountains. Take in vineyards, ski resorts, whitewater rapids, parks, sophisticated cite and welcoming people.