Many Canadians are experiencing the travel bug but are not quite ready to leave the country. Travelling within Canada is an opportunity to see what all of Canada’s beautiful provinces have to offer and while stimulating the economy; a win-win!

For this segment we will be focusing on British Columbia and what British Columbia has to offer. British Columbia, home to the Vancouver Canucks and the world’s largest hockey stick, weighing in at 62,000 pounds and spanning 62.48 metres long. Besides hockey, British Columbia is filled with high mountains, coastal waters, lakes, and lush rain forests.  Whether you are looking for a shopping trip in downtown Vancouver or a ski trip at Whistler, there is a stop for every kind of adventure.

City Escapades

Vancouver offers an abundance of activities. Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city lies an urban oasis known as Stanley Park. At 400-hectares, Stanley Park is brimming with scenic views of the mountains, water, and magnificent trees. Kilometre after kilometre of walking trails, public beaches, historical landmarks, plenty of places to eat and Canada’s largest aquarium.

If you are looking for a shopping escape downtown Vancouver is the place for you. The downtown blocks bordered by Burrard, Howe, Hastings, and Georgia streets are overflowing with unique stores and high-end fashion.

If an adventure just outside of the downtown is what you are looking for the Capilano Suspension Bridge is a perfect stop for you. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver is where the Capilano Suspension Bridge hangs, hanging 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Take a walk on the wild side at Vancouver’s most visited spots.

Small-Town BC

Small-town British Columbia is just as marvellous as big-city British Columbia. A gemstone of BC is the town of Nelson. Nelson is located on the western arm of Kootenay Lake, surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains. Lined with unique boutiques and delicious food, nestled in preserved Victorian buildings, Nelson is sure to feed you small-town charm with a side of hipster.


 British Columbia is famously known for its ski resorts, and they certainly do not disappoint. Whether you are looking for one close to Vancouver or in southern BC there are many to choose from. Planning your ski trip at the famously known resorts like Whistler, Big White, and Sun Peaks will not disappoint. Fernie Alpine and Kimberley Alpine are two smaller ski resorts located in the South-East portion of the province that will blow you away with their beauty.

British Columbia should be your next stop if you are looking for a scenic outdoor getaway!

Published by HOLR Magazine.