- The North
- The Interior
- The Fraser valley
- Vancouver and the Coast
- Vancouver Island and Coastal Islands
From the rugged Haida Gwaii to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, northern BC is pure, unspoiled nature. The northern portion of the province is vast, and the climate varies considerably, but generally, this region has much colder winters and cooler summers than the rest of the province. Much of the region is preserved and protected by a world-class system of provincial parks and nature reserves, making it ideal for freshwater, saltwater and ice fishing, paddling, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling. With major urban centres featuring thriving arts and culture scenes, and smaller communities built around the very successful local forestry and mining industries, the North has no shortage of adventure or potential.
Home to Canada’s only semi-arid desert, an award-winning wine region, and some of North America’s best backcountry skiing and mountain resorts. The Interior of BC offers an abundance of landscapes to explore and outdoor activities to experience. With beautiful hot summers, and activity filled winters, this is the perfect place to enjoy year round fun. Throughout the regions of the Interior, you will find abundant hiking and biking trails, fresh fruit orchards, world-class freshwater fishing, towns filled with vibrant arts and culture scenes, and many lakes and rivers. Promising a not only beautiful place to visit, but live year round.
The Fraser Valley
The Fraser Valley is a beautiful, diverse, and bountiful region of BC – boasting large urban centres, natural landscapes and fertile farmland. With some of the fastest-growing and largest cities in BC found in this region, and over half of the agricultural activity in BC located here, it is the source for anything farm fresh- as well as new restaurants, microbreweries, golf courses, and a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. The area also features world-class camping sites, beaches, and nearly 30 vineyards. With an endless amount of adventure to experience, the Fraser Valley embodies the perfect fusion of urban, suburban and rural.
Vancouver and the Coast
The climate is usually mild and temperate in Vancouver and on the Coast, with the Greater Vancouver area enjoying one of the mildest climates in Canada. With daytime temperatures around 20° C in the summer, city sidewalks often lead to sandy beaches. If snow falls in the winter it doesn’t usually last long, but you can enjoy the snow in the nearby mountains and the city skyline is dominated by snow covered peaks in the winter. Vancouver and the Coast is one of the few places you can go downhill skiing in the morning and play golf or go sailing in the afternoon.
Vancouver Island and Coastal Islands
Vancouver Island is the largest island off the west coast of North America. It also has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems ranging from rugged rainforest coastlines to rural landscapes. Whether you are looking for lively surfing towns, large urban centres, or seaside municipalities, Vancouver Island has something to offer you. It is world-renowned for whale watching, birding, salmon and trout fishing. Surrounding Vancouver Island, and easily accessible by ferry from several points, are the scenic Gulf Islands with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. These vibrant coastal communities each feature their own particular charm, and a deep dedication to environmentally sustainable living.