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Welcome to Vancouver, British Columbia


Vancouver consistently ranks within the top 10 (#5 in 2022) in The Economist magazine's 'Global Liveability Index.' The survey ranks cities based on such factors as stability, health care, environment, education, culture, and infrastructure.



Eight or nine months a year you can sail or play golf and go skiing in the same day. Vancouver temperature is moderate all year round. In the winter it rarely gets down to freezing and rarely snows. In the summer, it rarely gets excessively hot. There is usually snow in the mountains just outside of Vancouver 8-9 months a year.


Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city set in a spectacular natural environment. No matter what time of the year you visit, there are indoor and outdoor activities to please adults, families, couples and friends to no end. As the proud host of the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver looks ahead to ongoing growth and great success in tourism, hospitality and business services each year.


The Tourism Vancouver website offers a comprehensive list of activities and suggested itineraries.


The City of Vancouver website gives you photos of Vancouver, self-guided walking tours, history of Vancouver, current weather, and current event listings.


also: http://www.findfamilyfun.com/

Explore Beautiful British Columbia


Set between the province of Alberta and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is a land blessed with amazing diversity and a temperate climate. There is an equally amazing variety of places to see and things to do across the province:
  • Mountains to gaze at or climb
  • History and art to discover
  • Endless beaches to comb
  • Cosmopolitan cities to explore
  • Moss-carpeted rainforests to hike
  • Sensual spas and tantalizing gastronomic delights
  • Warm-water lakes to play in
  • Rivers to ride

For more information, go to http://www.hellobc.com                                                             

Emerald Lake , British Columbia
  Upper Arrow Lake , British Columbia  


Featured BC getaways



World-renowned as the chosen venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler is a world-class resort offering exhilarating outdoor adventures and cultural activities year-round.




Vancouver Island

Victoria is a haven for both the leisure traveller and the active visitor. The city reflects its First Nations and British history in heritage buildings and totem poles alike. The picturesque Inner Harbour and downtown core explode with colour and charm.






The Gulf Islands

Between Vancouver Island and the mainland, British Columbia's Gulf Islands lie in the protected waters of the Georgia Strait. Approximately 200 islands extend northeast of Victoria and provide the ideal destination for a day trip or an extended vacation. Many of the Gulf Islands are inhabited and offer a mecca for arts and crafts, outdoor recreation and overnight getaways in charming hideaways.

Salt Spring Island: http://www.saltspringisland.org/

Bowen Island: http://bowen-island-bc.com/index.html


Thompson Okanagan

Explore this fabulously scenic region and enjoy the lushness that surrounds! Taste the freshest fruit and sample delectable wines. And golf enthusiasts are encouraged to have clubs on hand. Because you never know when you may stumble upon a marvellous course!



Northern BC

What unspoiled perfection looks like. Crisp, rushing falls and breathtaking glacier lakes serve as the unforgettable setting of your Northern BC adventure. While you may feel far, far away from it all, you are sure to meet a number of the locals: an impressive array of wildlife populates this pristine region.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

The mother lode! Travel back to the excitement of the adrenaline-pumping gold rush era. A region whose rich, fascinating history is perhaps only rivalled by its captiveting present-day. Complete with cowboys riding off into the sunset. All this is on a backdrop so perfect you'll swear you're on an old western movie set.


Kootenay Rockies

Take in the view of jagged mountain peaks and crisp glacier lakes. An intriguing mix of sleepy towns dot this splendid region, making it a joy to get to know. Take a luxurious dip in a hot spring, tour a ghost town, or just sip a latté and enjoy some laid-back people-watching.