BC = Beautiful Camping
. The great outdoors at its greatest, with a camping and cabin infrastructure typical of North America, but with so much space. Not empty space, but filled with spectacular mountains, glacial gorgeousness and never ending coast. Raft down Yoho NP’s Kicking Horse River by day, camp in the shadow of the Great Divide by night. Or explore the vineyards and valleys of Okanagan, and bring back a perky Pinot to sip around the campfire. With tours that include camping facilities along the way, this is a superb way to get in touch with what BC is all about.
It’s hard to know where to start walking in BC.
Especially given the amount of waymarked ways that traverse their national and provincial parks. Over a hundred glaciers wait in the gorgeous Glacier National Park. Or take in the coastal fjords of Tweedsmuir, where you can head into its more remote spots with a packhorse and guide. And, if you can catch the giant Douglas fir trees and red cedars on an autumnal hiking trip to Vancouver Island, you are in for a leafy love in.
Fawn over fauna, with grizzly bears getting top billing in BC’s show of wildlife wonders
. With the help of specialist wildlife vacation companies, check out our bear watching vacations
that take you to the likes of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Bella Coola or the snow-capped Coast Range Mountains, also home to the aptly named Great Bear Rain Forest. The bears may, however, be upstaged by the maritime top billers – the whales
that come to the Pacific shores and, in particular around Vancouver Island, with orcas and humpbacks just two of B.C’s celebrated cetaceans.