6 Reasons You Should Visit Beautiful British Columbia

If you could only visit one part of Canada right now, then British Columbia should be it. It’s a diverse province that really does have something for everyone, from amazing cities and remote islands, to diverse ecosystems and waterfalls.

View our Alberta and British Columbia itineraries to get an idea of the incredible sights, cities and attractions you could visit!

Now on to the list…

Natural beauty

The North of British Columbia is a less visited area of Canada, but it offers so much in the way of pure, unadulterated natural beauty.

The dense forests and stunning fjords, flowing rivers and mountain peaks are amongst the most beautiful in the world.

Vancouver Island & Victoria

Vancouver Island offers one of the world’s most divergent ecosystems on the planet. The Island houses rain forests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans and rivers and lakes, which create habitats for a multitude of wildlife, including black bears, cougars, wolves, elk and deer!

Victoria is the charming British Columbia capital, located on Vancouver Island. Possessing beautiful Victorian architecture and colourful buildings, Victoria is a very popular destination. Our recommended places to visit are Beacon Hill Park, Butchart Gardens, Royal British Columbia Museum and the British Columbia Parliament Buildings.

Colourful houseboat in Victoria, BC

Photo by Ian D. Keating

A quick trip across the Georgia Strait leads you to the Whistler mountain, which offers unbeatable skiing and snowboarding, the Sunshine Coast, and the world class city of Vancouver. 

Whale and Orca spotting

British Columbia is one of only a few destinations where you can experience a three hour whale watching boat trip! This amazing coastal excursion offers you the chance of spotting orcas, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other incredible marine wildlife!

Experience the Canadian Rockies

Explore British Columbia and the Rockies in comfort and style. Take the Rocky Mountaineer Train through the beautiful terrain of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing steep canyons and viewing the awe inspiring snow-capped peaks of the Rockies. You might even see a grizzly bear or two!


The south of Canada may have Niagara Falls, but British Columbia has the breath-taking Alexander Falls, Della Falls (one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada) and Bridal Veil Falls to name but a few!

Alexander Falls, British Columbia

Alexander Falls


Vancouver is one of our favourite cities. Overlooked by the North Shore Mountains, this word class city and port is bursting with style, vibrancy and character. The city is filled with culture, including art galleries, and museums, restaurants, concert venues and night life.

Some great activities are riding the tramway to the summit of Grouse Mountain, or renting a bike to tour the incredible Stanley Park which is home to beautiful beaches, diverse wildlife and a 400-hectare rain forest!

During the summer you can enjoy lumberjack shows, the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge for endangered wildlife including Grizzly Bears and Timber Wolf, plus birds in motion demonstrations!

View our Alberta and British Columbia itineraries for holiday ideas, enquire or give us a call on 0115 9610590 to book your British Columbia holiday. Our Canada travel specialists are on hand to create your perfect holiday.