Best Places to Visit in British Columbia

Mountains, lakes, islands, rainforests, magnificent stretches of coastline, picturesque cities, charming villages, and world-class skiing make British Columbia one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations.

The majority of visitors to British Columbia arrive in Vancouver, which is an excellent starting place for seeing the province. From here, you can fly or take a ferry to Vancouver Island, where the provincial capital, Victoria, is located. Whistler is a resort town and ski destination located less than two hours from Vancouver. The Okanagan Valley, in the interior of British Columbia, is a year-round hotspot featuring beaches on the shores of Okanagan Lake, golf courses, and multiple ski resorts.

See our list of the top tourist sites in British Columbia for a more in-depth look and to help you plan your trip.