British Columbia has some of the most fascinating attractions of North America. From the excitement and cultural diversity of Vancouver to the majestic mountains and other natural landscapes, there are few places in the world that offer as much. Let’s look at the five most exciting places to visit in the beautiful region.
1. Grouse Mountain -North Vancouver, BC
This is a resort that offers year-round activities. In the winter it’s a top destination for skiing and snowboarding. It has 26 ski and snowboard runs, making it an irresistible destination for lovers of winter sports. In summer, it’s great for hiking. Another reason people visit Grouse Mountain is for the unparalleled views it provides. The Grouse Mountain Skyride provides some of the region’s most breathtaking views.
2. Capilano Suspension Bridge -North Vancouver, BC
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the world’s most scenic and thrilling suspension bridges. This bridge was built in 1889 and stretches 137m (450 feet) above the Capilano River. It’s located in a 27 acre park that also offers plenty of other attractions. There is also Treetops Adventure, which consists of seven suspension bridges over an evergreen forest. Nature lovers who don’t have a fear of heights will enjoy walking over these bridges, taking in the unique scenery and taking plenty of photos.
3. Bell Performing Arts Centre -Surrey, BC
Located in Surrey, BC, this is the Fraser Valley’s largest theatre. It offers a variety of performances throughout the year, including plays, concerts, comedy, dance, award shows and more. This 1100 seat theatre, which was built in 2001, attracts visitors from all over the world to see everything from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to exotic dance performances.
4. Butchart Gardens -Central Saanich, BC
Buthcart gardens, created over a century ago, contain an amazing diversity of floral displays. Owned privately by the Butchart family, they are open to the public daily throughout the year. There is a Rose Garden, an Italian Garden and a Japanese Garden. There are also many special events, such as fireworks shows in summer and Christmas shows during the holiday season.
5. Wild Pacific Trail -Vancouver Island, BC
This trail, located in the District or Ucluelet consists of seven trails along the shoreline and cliffs of Vancouver Island’s west coast. This is a must-see for nature lovers and, in particular, anyone who appreciates seascapes. There are also many distinctive trees on the island, such as ancient cedars. Birdwatchers and people wanting to catch sight of whales will also want to visit the Wild Pacific Trail.