Beautiful British Columbia has a lot to offer, so bring the family and enjoy your vacation!
- World class scuba diving and snorkelling
- Boating – power, sail or windsurfing
- Ocean or lake kayaking
- Canoeing, white water rafting
- Skiing, snow shoeing or snowboarding
- Mountain biking, hiking, roller blading, jogging
- Whale watching and marine sight seeing
- Surfing on the coast of Tofino
- World class golfing
- Caving, rock or mountain climbing
- Eating at a world class restaurant
- Attend an NHL hockey game
- World famous Fireworks show
- Operas, museums, plays, symphonies, art galleries, rock concerts
The emerald seas of British Columbia offer some of the most unique diving in the world. A rich diversity of marine life that Jacques Cousteau called “The best temperate water diving in the world”. With giant pacific octopus, wolf-eels, six gill sharks, soft corals, huge cloud sponges, immense red sea fans, wrecks, artificial reefs and lots more.
Scuba Diving magazine ranked British Columbia’s waters as offering ‘The Best Diving in North America’. Diving in British Columbia was also named on National Geographic’s 2014 Ultimate Adventure Bucket List.
Dive sites galore
Shore-accessed dive sites in areas of Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River, the Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver provide an easy and safe introduction to British Columbia diving. On Vancouver Island the wall dives in Browning Pass near Port Hardy are ranked the best in North America, and divers on the Sunshine Coast will find the emerald coloured waters around Sechelt, Powell River, Egmont, and Skookumchuck Narrows teeming with life.
British Columbia has been ranked #1 for Best Underwater Photography in North America in Scuba Diving magazine’s Readers Choice Awards. Brilliant colours, remarkably diverse sea life in all shapes and sizes, rock walls carpeted in pink strawberry anemones, waving kelp forests and ghostly wrecks provide amazing macro and wide angle photo and video opportunities.
In British Columbia, you can ski world-renowned resorts, surf Pacific swells, swim and paddle in shockingly clear mountain lakes, scuba dive around the mainland, Vancouver Island, and interior, hike to a glacier and back in a day, experience white water rafting, mountain biking, hiking, nature and wildlife tours, whale watching, snorkelling, kayaking, golfing, visiting hot springs and spa getaways, tour wineries, and learn about aboriginal culture. All of that activity breathes energy into our culture of hospitality.