There are a ton of beautiful places in the world, but British Columbia has a natural beauty that’s hard to beat. Travelers love it here for its breathtaking mountains, pristine lakes, and beaches that never get too crowded. Whether you’re looking to get away from it all or want to visit one of the most romantic cities in Canada, this province has something for everyone. If you’re considering visiting BC, check out these 9 reasons why you should do so sooner rather than later!
1) Where is BC?
It’s in Canada! If you ever visit Toronto or Vancouver, it might feel like you’re in a different country entirely (and now some bridges and flights make it easier than ever). But Vancouver is closer to California than NYC, so get your passport ready. You might just have some new travel plans. The province itself has more coastline than any other region of Canada—it’s known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor adventure. And did we mention all those majestic mountains?
2) Things to Do in BC, Canada
With so much time and money spent on working, it’s easy to forget that most of us spend a majority of our lives playing! Work hard, play hard—we’ve all heard it before. But if you’re spending more time at work than play, it’s probably a good idea to turn things around. While Vancouver is one of Canada’s most popular cities, there are many other small towns and communities along with large regions worth exploring as well. This guide takes you through 9 reasons why it is well worth your while spending some time here in BC.
3) When is the Best Time to Visit Vancouver, BC?
The best time to visit Vancouver is between July and September when temperatures are relatively warm but without humidity and rain. Generally speaking, June through August are the best months for clear skies. That said, there’s no bad time of year for visiting BC. You can ski or snowboard in Whistler in January; take a trip to Tofino for whale watching in May; go camping and hiking at any time of year—British Columbia’s vast wilderness always has something exciting going on. You can’t lose! So grab your friends and family, rent a car (or fly) down to BC and hit some of these amazing destinations
4) Why are there so many lakes in BC?
The province is located in a subduction zone, where one plate of Earth’s crust dives under another. The descending plate melts and carries sediments that are deposited at depth as flood basalts. When these rocks come back up, they melt more rock above them, creating a series of large basins that fill with water. This creates lakes like Lake Shuswap, Cathedral Lakes, Kinbasket Lake, and Tobiano Lake—the largest lake in BC. Over time, erosion will inevitably thin out those basins and drain some of those lakes but new ones will continue to be created as tectonic action continues unabated here.
5) How Big is Vancouver Island?
At roughly one-third of all of Canada’s landmass, Vancouver Island is a huge island. And there’s plenty to see and do. So if you have time while traveling on vacation, it may be worth considering a trip north, just off North America’s west coast. You might remember Vancouver Island as being where hippies camped out in the 1970s or where beloved 90 Day Fiancé couple Danielle Jbali and Mohamed Jbali lived before they married on TLC. But there are so many more things that make Vancouver Island worthy of your attention! Here are nine ways you can enjoy your next trip
6) Who Lives In BC Canada?
British Columbia is a province in Canada, which houses about 4.3 million people. Vancouver, a major city and seaport, has 3.5 million inhabitants alone! The name British Columbia comes from explorer George Vancouver; he was searching for a possible trade route from Asia to Europe by sea and discovered what we now know as BC Canada during his exploration of Burrard Inlet in 1792. BC’s provincial flag is one of North America’s most distinctive symbols, with its Union Jack-like design paying homage to its colonial history as part of Britain’s Pacific Empire.
7) Why are there mountains in BC?
The province of BC is a popular holiday destination for backpackers around Canada and abroad. Travelers flock to British Columbia for its diverse landscape and abundant wildlife, but did you know that it has one of Canada’s lowest crime rates? In fact, in 2013, Statistics Canada reported that BC had the fewest police-reported crime among Canadian provinces. More specifically, Kelowna was ranked as one of Canada’s safest cities based on 2011 census data from Statistics Canada. While traveling in beautiful BC remains a safe choice, here are some safety tips: Always be aware of your surroundings when walking through unfamiliar areas.
8) What’s the weather like in beautiful BC?
Surprising to some, BC’s weather can be quite extreme. The average temperature in July is 75°F (24°C), while December temperatures dip down to 28°F (-2.2°C). According to local weather experts, when it comes time for you to plan your trip make sure you’re planning for all seasons. If you are planning a trip around fall make sure you check out some of these popular things to do in beautiful BC: visit an apple orchard during harvest season, hike up a mountain during peak foliage season and check out art galleries along Vancouver’s Granville Island during First Thursday Art Walk. So no matter what season of the year it is there is always something exciting happening in beautiful BC!
9) How safe is beautiful British Columbia?
British Columbia is one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces, home to some of its top cities, towns, and villages. From Tofino on Vancouver Island’s west coast, Victoria in BC’s capital region, and Vancouver itself – it doesn’t matter which area you head to during your visit; you won’t be disappointed. While we might be a little biased – safety remains one of British Columbians’ top concerns. While travel advisories are common when visiting certain countries abroad or within Canada (we wouldn’t suggest traveling to northern Manitoba anytime soon), there is no need for one for our beautiful province! With just under 4 million people calling BC home, we certainly make it worth your while.
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