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Things to do in British Columbia

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The top 235 attractions in British Columbia

Gardens in Vancouver
Stanley Park
Vancouver has been the greatest experience I've had. Stanley Park is the loveliest place. It's like being in another world, in a cloud of relaxation. It is gorgeous. I will go back.
Gardens in North Vancouver
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
If you're afraid of heights, give it a miss! The views of the large trees and the bridges are just amazing, so beautiful ... you'll feel like you're walking on the clouds. Transportation there and back is free: there's a shuttle that leaves each half hour from Canada Place. The journey takes about twenty minutes, and you'll need about three hours in total to enjoy this spot. It will delight children, too - it feels almost like an amusement park! Just a pity that it's so crowded.
Of Cultural Interest in Brentwood Bay
Buchart Gardens
The Buchart Gardens were created in 1906 as a private garden by Mrs Buchart. Today they are managed by the state as a National Monument and are one of the most visited tourist attractions on Vancouver Island. Every year, for over 60 years, there is a rose competition and the winning roses are still grown and maintained on permanent display. The wonderful fragrances and intensity of the colors provide a wonderful and tranquil environment.
Cities in Victoria
One of the nicest cities I've visited in North America, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Established in 1858, when walking through the center it still seems as if the city is frozen in time. The architecture and the buildings are so old and so well preserved. It is surrounded by nature and the climate is ideal.
Of Touristic Interest in Vancouver
Gastown Steam Clock
The Gastown Steam Clock is, as you can imagine, located in the bustling Gastown District, a historic district filled with cobblestone streets lines with shops and cafes. The popular steam clock works with the steam generated by the system used to heat the downtown office blocks.
Gardens in Vancouver
DR. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
This garden in downtown Vancouver is a classical-style Chinese garden created in the style of the Ming Dynasty. Built in 1986, it is filled with Chinese flowers and plants. It also has a koi pond with fish and turtles. It's an incredibly peaceful and beautiful place.
Markets in Vancouver
Granville Island Public Market
Great place to pick up fresh food and pastries. It's like a larger version of The Grove in Los Angeles, except it's on an island.
Nature Reserves in Princeton
Manning Park
On my trip, this summer, to the Canadian west coast (British Columbia), one of the stops was at Manning Park. In the visitors center it was a pleasant surprise to meet these ground squirrels, funny and nice. They had no problem shamelessly posing for us. A wonderful landscape. forests, lakes, and flowers.
Nature Reserves in Tofino
Pacific Rim National Park
Pacific Rim National Park is the best and most famous national park on Vancouver Island, and I would maybe even say in all of British Columbia, Canada. No one can argue that it is a very complete park: hiking its rainforests ([poi = 616261] Combers Beach Trail [/ poi]), endless beaches ([poi = 603 091] Long beach [/ poi]), whale watching, surfing, it has everything. The only problem is that it's not usually easy to see the sun here.
Villages in Tofino
This is a resort town of the west coast of Vancouver Island. The main attractions which can be found in this area of ​​the island, are the Pacific Rim National Park, with kilometer after kilometer of beautiful beaches, and whale watching. It is also possible to see bears here (I was told that not being a particularly cold region, here the bears do not hibernate in the wintertime) and there is also the possibility to visit the thermal pools.
Nightclubs in Vancouver
The Roxy
This is a night club that you can not miss. The main style is rock, with live bands that are of excellent quality, and there is an incredible atmosphere that invites you to have fun Excellent. While getting in may seem complicated, you just need patience, there are queues spanning the block to enter. Once inside you have two bars, one on each end of the club, where you can ask for a pitcher of Canadian, domestic beer. The dance floor, though small, is cool and fun. I give this place five stars. Location: Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. You must go and see it for yourself.
Beaches in Tofino
Long Beach
Long Beach is the biggest and most important beach in Pacific Rim National Park, on the west cost of Vancouver Island. The weather is usually not very good here, so the beach is much more oriented toward taking walks and surfing (always with a wetsuit on because the water is frozen even in summer).
Bays in Tofino
Grice Bay
If when visiting the Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, the weather is bad (as happened to me), this is a place to visit, it is an inner bay, slightly sheltered from the winds coming in from the Pacific Ocean. In a quiet position, slightly apart from the rest of the national park, it is the perfect place to disconnect from the rest of the ,world.
Historical Monuments in Victoria
Parliament of British Columbia
Next to the port, the most representative of this beautiful Canadian city. In summer there are guided tours inside. Simply strolling through the gardens or lying on them are very rewarding experiences. In the gardens stands an imposing figure, an Indian totem. Construction began in 1893 but was completed in 1915, at a lot of extra cost.
Museums in Vancouver
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Every day the Vancouver Maritime Museum charts a different course of adventure. Come aboard for fun and knowledge. Discover the rich maritime history and traditions of the Pacific coast. Step back in time to 1944 in the famous Board of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police St Roch and explore the many changes and permanent exhibitions, child Maritime Discovery Centre, family activities, and boats in the Heritage port.
Islands in Nanaimo
Gabriola Island
This place is very special to me, because when I went there I was a little down, leaving many things behind. And that beautiful island opened my eyes again, so much nature, and everywhere life that it made me feel alive again, I breathed again, made my imagination fly with as many ways with so many extravagant rocks lapped by crystal clear water ... I felt the connection between the island and myself, it was wonderful.
Waterfalls in Golden
Wapta Falls
Half way between the towns of Golden and Field, and within the Yoho National Park, you can visit these spectacular waterfalls. If the [poi = 561461] Takakkaw waterfalls [/ poi] are famous noted for their height, these waterfalls stand out for the sheer volume of water that they carry. It is usually not too crowded in this area, I guess the 45 minute hike to get there puts some people off going. I did not see anybody during the entire hike (it is also true that I started to do it at 7 in the morning and the day was not very sunny).
Hiking in Tofino
Schooner Trail
In my opinion, this is the best trail in Pacific Rim National Park. My first recommendation is that you go at low tide, as this trail that's just over a mile long brings us to the local [poi = 603 091] Long Beach [/ poi], and if it's low tide you can see an islet and a cave (the latter I could not visit).
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