Our Bucket List of Places to Travel Within BC

May 24, 2023

We are so blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, but we often travel elsewhere and can forget some of the most breathtaking destinations are right in our own backyard. Renowned for its natural beauty, our region offers lush rainforests, extensive coastlines, towering mountain peaks, and numerous lakes, offering endless travel year-round.Here is a list of some stunning destinations you will want to add to to your travel bucket list:

Haida Gwaii- Mystical islands with deep rich cultural roots

This secluded and rugged archipelago, deeply rooted in the Haida First Nation’s ancient culture, lies about 100 km west of British Columbia’s mainland coast. Jointly managed by Parks Canada and the Haida Nation, this highly protected area is home to stunning natural scenery and invaluable cultural treasures. The islands feature remarkable landscapes, abundant wildlife, and a rich global heritage. The remote and somewhat challenging access to Haida Gwaii only enhances the lure of this extraordinary destination


Canadian RockiesBreathtaking peaks with stunning blue lakes

The Canadian Rockies are characterized by towering snow-capped mountains, vibrant turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site encompasses four Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks, covering more than 20,000 square km of protected land. Boasting spectacular alpine lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, mountain goats navigating steep cliffs, and abundant wildlife, the Canadian Rockies are truly a world-class destination.


Great Bear Rainforest- Largest coastal temperate rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest is a protected wilderness area boasts the world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest with over 64,000 square km. Home to an abundance of marine life from whales, to dolphins to grizzly bears, you will feel like you are in peace and serenity. It is also the only place in the world to see a rare white Kermode (Spirit) Bear. The area’s incredible biodiversity is protected to maintain its ecological integrity, featuring 1000-year-old spruce and cedar trees.

Whether you want to hike, kayak, fish, bike or soak in the hot springs, this unique ecosystem offers unparalleled experiences rarely found anywhere else in the world.


Pacific Rim National Park Reserve- Immaculate wilderness and endless beaches

This breathtaking park on the west coast of Vancouver Island consists of 3 sections; Long Beach, the 75km multi-day West Coast Trail and the Broken Group Islands (with more than 1000 islands).  Experience this destination throughout the year, with endless beaches and old-growth rainforest hikes in summer, and captivating storm watching in the fall and winter. Tofino and Ucluelet are popular destinations, particularly for surfing, whale watching, and beach explorations.


Don’t forget to appreciate the incredible beauty we have right here in British Columbia. We hope this has sparked your interest and inspired you to plan your next vacation. Happy adventures!

-The Resident Experts


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