British Columbia has so much to offer that it was incredibly hard to pick just three must-sees. Consider these ideas a starting point—not the end-all be-all.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge: This lodge is peacefully remote, but very accessible. It is right on the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau, 63 KM from the Bella Coola Harbor. What makes this lodge unique is that it hosts one of the world’s best Grizzly bear viewing tours. The Province writes, “From Aug. 23 to Oct. 15, guests board rafts or drift boats and float by grizzlies hunting for salmon on the Atnarko River, which bounds the lodge’s property.” They are very dedicated to protecting guests and the bears. Get your camera ready—unless you’re afraid of bears, then skip this hidden gem and try the next one.
Haida Gwaii:Get ready for a cultural experience unlike any other. "This remote and rugged archipelago is steeped in the ancient culture of the Haida First Nation. Here glorious old-growth rainforest is surrounded by an incredibly rich marine environment, both home to unique subspecies found only on these magical islands. Gwaii Haanas, a highly protected area overseen jointly by Parks Canada and the Haida Nation, is home to extraordinary natural scenery and cultural treasures, including ancient totems that are slowly decaying and being reclaimed by the land” (Hello BC). Sign us up!
Okanogan: You don't have to go to the coast to have fun; interior B.C has a lot to offer, too! "This is a region that truly has something for everyone. Foodies flock to the area's renowned orchards and vineyards; families can't get enough of the many sandy, lakeside beaches; and outdoor enthusiasts come for the golfing, hiking, biking and skiing” (Hello BC). Relax with a nice glass of wine, soak up the sunshine and experience true interior BC charm.
Don't forget to check out the Vancouver Sea Wall, old Victoria, Tofino year-round surfing, Prince George... like we said, our suggestions are just the starting point.
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