The dramatic beauty of British Columbia and the Rockies mountain ranges, forests, and lakes make it a much visited area. There is a wide variety of landscapes available here, from the northern Rockies with their bare peaks, to the south's Okanagan Valley and its orchards, vineyards and the famous Okanagan Lake home of the Ogopogo. The region's temperate climate means that BC has more species of plant and animal than anywhere else in the country.
Millions of visitors come here every year, drawn by a wide range of outdoor activities and adventures. To the west, Vancouver Island offers anchient rainforest and the impressvie coastal scenery of the Pacific Rim National Park. Lying between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, Vancouver is a stunningly attractive city, with well planned transportation throughtout the area. The lower mainland has highway links to the rest of the region heading north, including Calgary Alberta in the east.
From it's southnern boarder with the United States to the northern tip of the Queen Charlotte Islands, the coastal region of BC ranks as the richest ecological region in Canada. Dense forest still covers many isalnds, bays and inlets along the coast, and is home to a large number of plant and animal species, including some ofthe tallest trees in Canada. Douglas Fir and Sitka Sprce can grow as high as 91 meters.
Photos of British Columbia
Area: Vancouver Island
West Coast Living
Oceanfront & Ocean View
Small Towns: Sooke & Port Renfrew
Hiking Trails & Parks
Ocean, Lake & River Fishing
Boating Power & Sailing