British Columbia

Canada's lush, mountainous Pacific Coast

Simply known as BC, British Columbia contains some of the most varied and spectacular scenery in the world. To the east are the Rocky Mountains, to the north are many lakes, forests, there is a small desert in the south and the west of the province lies along the Pacific Ocean coast. Heavily influenced from California, which is easier to access than the rest of Canada, British Columbians live a different lifestyle to the rest of Canada.

Victoria is located on Vancouver Island, closer to Washington State, USA, than mainland BC. With the mildest climate in Canada, the capital of British Columbia is home to 300,000 residents and is growing fast. The tourist trade is a major factor, just like Vancouver, but the line between what is laid on for the tourists and what is truly authentic is a bit blurred.

One of the most spectacularly scenic cities in Canada, Vancouver is nestled between the sea and the mountains in the very south west of the province. As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America, Vancouver is home to many new immigrants is easily the third largest city in Canada (behind Toronto and Montreal).

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    Nestled between two vast warm water lakes with miles of beach and secret coves, Penticton is well known as a water-lover’s destination no matter what your choice of vessel. Every season, thousands of people enjoy the smooth sand and gentle lapping waves on the beaches of Okanagan and Skaha Lake. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day of dipping with the family, or want to hype-up your adrenaline behind a ski boat, Penticton’s lakes offer something for everyone.
  • Chilliwack: From Gold to Riverboat Tours
    How many people would plan a trip to see a place too small and unimportant to be mentioned in most travel books? It seems like an unlikely choice, but small cities can have a surprising number of tourist sights and be as diverse and vibrant as many larger centres. Chilliwack, British Columbia, is a good example.
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    Backcountry camping, cooking over an open fire, enjoying spectacular vistas, and potentially viewing wildlife unique to this country. That is the kind of natural appeal that many Europeans are seeking, when they visit Canada.
  • Small Business BC “Business Start-Up Award” – First Place: James Shearer, Peragro Media
    Peragro Media wins First Place at the annual British Columbia Small Business Award Ceremony
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    Whistler Resort is critically acclaimed as North America’s best four-season resort. The Resort is well known for skiing and snowboarding on the twin giants, Whistler Blackcomb Mountains.
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