British Columbia is very easily one of the most amazing and beautiful places on earth. With hundreds of must visit landmarks and attractions spread across the province, B.C offers a year-round history lesson, a variety of different activities and exciting entertainment.
No matter what you want to do or see, British Columbia has something for everyone.
Must See Attractions in British Columbia
Stanley Park Seawall
Vancouver is home to the world’s longest continuous waterfront path. The 28 km uninterrupted pathway extends from Spanish Banks Park to the Vancouver convention center. Almost surrounded by beautiful views, the Vancouver harbour and the English Bay, the Stanley Park Seawall is a must see. If you like jogging, biking or even just walking, this is the most popular spot in the city to do it.
Chesterman Beach in Tofino
Located on Vancouver Island in Tofino, Chesterman beach is a must visit for everyone. Not only does it offer beautiful views, but it was also voted one of the top beaches in the world. Spend the day exploring tidal pools, building sand castles or sun bathing. There are not a lack of activities to participate in when you visit Chesterman Beach. Go sightseeing, kayaking, surfing or swim in the Pacific Ocean.
Whether you are visiting in the summer or winter months, Whistler village is a must experience for everyone. With many areas to explore, shopping, ski and bike rentals, playgrounds and many different restaurants, there is a lot to do. There are also many different seasonal events and activities offered depending on the time of year.
Granville Island overlooks downtown Vancouver and False Creek and is a hub for tourists and locals alike. Go shopping, sightseeing, visit the waterpark or the kids market, or go on a brewery tour. Granville island has so much to offer and there is something for everyone.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Walk to the middle of the Capilano Suspension bridge and be surrounded by wilderness. The bridge is located in North Vancouver and over 140 Metres long. Stretching across to Capilano river, now you can take a walk on the wild side.
Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park
Emerald lake is one of the biggest tourist attractions due to it’s beautiful colour. Surrounded by green, lush forest and nestled in the mountains, this peaceful and stunning lake is a must visit for everyone.
Located in southern British Columbia, The Okanagan includes the cities of Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Osoyoos. The stunning Okanagan valley has many different places to explore for boating, hiking, various outdoor activities and wineries.
Take a walk across the suspension bridge, explore the trails or have a drink at the restaurant while taking in all the sights. Whether you plan to take the Sea to Sky Gondola or hike the chief, you will be greeted with stunning views and a memorable experience.
Quarry Rock in Deep Cove
Deep cove gives you the opportunity to have an amazing day trip in North Vancouver. You can go kayaking, explore the town or hike up to Quarry Rock. If you choose to take the hike, once you reach the your destination, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of Indian Arm and Deep Cove. Take a seat on the rocks and take in the stunning views before you start your hike back.
Challenge yourself to climb the Grouse and Grind or take the sky ride up the mountain. No matter what you choose, the gorgeous views once you reach the top will make it worth it. Have a bite to eat at the restaurant, visit the resident bears and take it all in. No matter what season you choose to visit, there are many different sports and activities to participate in.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Consisting of three different regions, the Broken Group Islands, Long Beach and the West Coast Trail, this national park reserve is a must see for all explorers.
Other Must Visit Location in British Columbia
- Queen Elizabeth Park
- Treehouses at Free Spirit Spheres
- Butchart Gardens
- Manning Provincial Park
- Joffre Lakes
- Lussier Hot Springs
- Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast
- Sunset Beach at Sunset
- Great Bear Rainforest
- Lynn Canyon Park
There are so many things to see and do in beautiful British Columbia. No matter the season or the reason for your visit, you will always find something amazing to do.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!