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Fort Rupert, BC, 1885; photo G.M. Dawson pa-37980
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British Columbia (BC) is the western most province in Canada. Like much of Canada, it is a large place. British Columbia is about four times the size of Great Britain with less than one tenth of the population. British Columbia is a very mountainous region. There are a number of major mountain ranges ending with the Rocky Mountains that divide BC and Alberta.
Like in most places worth visiting, there is a little something for everyone in this region. More...
Whistler is in the province of British Columbia in Canada. Whistler is a popular winter snow-skiing destination near Vancouver. The official name for the Municipality is The Resort Municipality of Whistler. Whistler will host most of the ski events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Get in
Getting to Whistler generally involves coming from Vancouver.
• Greyhound Canada offers coach service from the Vancouver Bus More...
Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is located near the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is a medium sized (approx. 350,000 in Greater Victoria) and beautiful city. Nicknamed the Garden City for Butchart Gardens and much green space. Get in
The main way to get to Vancouver Island and Victoria is by ferry.
• BC Ferries operates a ferry from Tsawwassen (near Vancouver) to Swartz Bay, a half hour drive from Victoria, on the odd hours between 7am and 9pm during the winter (with extra sailings More...
By North American standards, Vancouver has quite a decent public transit system. It is run by a regional transportation authority called TransLink and connects the various municipalities in the greater Vancouver area. Transportation is provided by bus, train (called the "skytrain", because it runs on elevated rails) and even by boats (called "seabus", for obvious reasons). Cash fares cost anywhere from $2.25 to $4.50, depending on the time of day and number of transit zones you cross. Buses only accept exact change, but at skytrain stations, tickets are sold at vending machines that More...
Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia. It is well known for its scenery, nestled as it is between mountains and ocean. It often makes lists of "best cities to live in" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.
In 1986 Vancouver "hosted the world" with the Expo 86 World Fair. Since that date the city has grown tremendously. It is More...
Tofino, population 1100, is a former logging and fishing village that has become a center for ecotourism. It is located on Clayoquot Sound, on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, 208 km (129 miles) west of Nanaimo Attractions
• Pacific Rim National Park . Rocky headlands, long beaches, and wild surf, set against Vancouver Island's temperate rain forest. Parking fee $10/day. Activities
Tofino is a gateway to the Island's backcountry. With a guide or on your own, explore amazing trails or paddle beautiful inlets. There is still a lot More...