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A scenic wonder, British Columbia borders the Pacific Ocean on Canada’s west coast. This is one of our country's wildest and most beautiful provinces, with incredible natural diversity. From the sub-tropical rain forests of the coast, to the glaciated peaks of the Rocky Mountains or the desert like areas of the interior, BC has it all.
 
The lower mainland and southern regions of Vancouver Island enjoy some of the mildest weather in the country, unlike most of Canada's which experiences the dramatic seasonal changes that are so typical of our country. All of this adds up to a recreational playground with a myriad of possibilities for the outdoor enthusiast.
 
Sea kayakers visiting BC will be in heaven, with areas like the Broken Group on Vancouver Islands western shores and the Gulf Islands to the east or the magical shores of Gwaii Haanas National Park further north.  
 
  There are never ending routes and variations. Novices are strongly advised to acquire the services of a guide but seasoned kayakers, with ocean experience, can make their own way in many areas.
Backpackers and hikers can explore for years, never once retracing their steps. Day hikes are everywhere with easy access and awesome variety.
 
Backpackers will be pleased with the excellent trails including the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and the world famous West Coast Trail. If you're looking for alpine, pay a visit to either Glacier, Kooteney, Mount Revelstoke or Yoho National parks. Of course you haven’t even scratched the surface yet, since BC has over 700 hundred provincial parks to explore.  
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  If canoe camping is your thing, you might want to check out the Sayward Forest canoe route on the Island, or the Powell River route along the sunshine coast. Of course, in the province’s interior, you have the Bowron Lakes circuit which is world famous and a must for serious canoeists. White water enthusiasts can choose to kayak or raft the Chilliwack, Elaho, Squamish or Cheakumus rivers, just to name a few.
Whitewater can be found everywhere in the province with an abundance of reliable rivers with consistent water flows.
 
BC Mountain bikers are probably the luckiest group of all. Don’t even try to count the number of trails, just start riding. From the wacky rides of the north shore, to the free riding outside Kamloops there is something for every type of rider in this province.  
Whistler village and its massive mountain backdrop
 
For an extended ride and some great vistas, try the Sea-to-Sky trail along the coast. If you're looking for variation, pay a visit to Whistler, which has trails for all skill levels as well as great places to kick back after you're done.

In the winter, you won’t have to go far to find great track set skiing. On the coast, there’s Whistler and Cypress Bowl, in the interior try Kane Valley or further east you have great trails in Yoho National Park. If you're looking for something a little wilder, try your hand at ski touring in Garibaldi Provincial Park just outside Squamish or further north along the Pemberton Ice Cap. These are only a few of many areas that attract backcountry and telemark skiers from all over the world.

 
 
Adventure British Columbia
 
Backpacking   Canoeing   Climbing 
 
Cross Country Skiing   Cycling   Horse Packing
 
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Visiting from outside Canada: Depending on your country of origin you may have little to understand or adapt to when you visit Canada. On the other hand many of Canada's customs, its commerce and cultural may be very new to some you. We have put together a list of helpful information to assist you in your planning and later when you have reached your destination.
 

 
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