Category Archives: British Columbia Travel

British Columbia is where the towering Rocky Mountains come to a sudden halt near the shores of the crashing waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Filled with some of Canada’s most famous wine regions, world-class skiing, and some of the oldest examples of Indigenous history in Canada, British Columbia is a deep in culture as it is in beauty.

Explore Chinatown in Vancouver: Welcome to Canada’s Largest Chinatown

The Millenium Gate in Chinatown, Vancouver

Chinatown, a prominent neighbourhood in Vancouver, is Canada’s largest Chinatown, and a destination very much worth exploring. Our nation is a cultural mosaic made up of the stories of many peoples. From food to museums to classical Chinese gardens, this is a place for visitors to appreciate one of the most prominent origin stories for […]

Visiting the Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia: Set Eyes on This National Historic Site of Canada

The Butchart Gardens outside Victoria, BC

Established by Jennie Butchart, The Butchart Gardens is a 55-acre display garden situated in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. Well over 100 years old now, this internationally acclaimed garden remains under the private ownership and operation of the Butchart family. In 2004, on its centenary, The Gardens received the honor of being designated a National Historic […]

Exploring Armstrong, British Columbia Through Agritourism: Home of Flower Festivals and Farmers’ Markets

More than 25 tulip varietals are on display at the spring Bloom Flower Festival

Armstrong’s population is only about 5000 strong, but when it comes to agritourism, they know how to pack a punch. Carol Patterson visited to check out the Bloom Flower Festivals, farmers’ markets, as well as shops and cideries. Read all about how you can embrace this growing city, where they clearly know how to grow. […]

Salmon Fishing on Vancouver Island: A Dream Fishing Trip For Fishers of All Types

Salmon Fishing on Vancover Island

It’s a dream trip for almost anyone who knows and loves fishing – a few days of salmon fishing on Canada’s Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It’s a good bet it’s on many dedicated fishers’ bucket-lists, no matter where on this globe they happen to find themselves. Ron Pradinuk tells us how to make the […]

The Top Things to Do in Steveston, British Columbia: A Fishing Village With Many Stories to Tell

Masts at Sunset in the Steveston Historic Fishing Village.

Steveston, British Columbia is much more than just a cute and photogenic fishing village. It has a rich, important history that visitors would be wise to dive into when they’re visiting. In this article, Hans Tammemagi tells you the story of this village, and lets you know how you can access it on your own […]

Visiting the Malahat Skywalk: See Vancouver Island From a Different Perspective

The Malahak Skywalk

A 600 metre elevated walkway through a west coast forest of Arbutus and Douglas Firs, and then ascension of a 10-story spiral tower to take in the stunning 360-degree view of islands, fjords, forests and mountains. Who wouldn’t want that?! We Explore Contributor Ron Pradinuk walks us through how to get the most of our […]

The Best Things to Do in Tofino, British Columbia: From Wild Nature to Wondrous Cuisine

Things to Do in Tofino

Tofino is a town of a few thousand people located on beautiful Vancouver Island. It attracts people from around the world because of its pristine nature, and opportunities for outdoor adventure – but not enough people know about its remarkable culinary scene. In this article, Hans Tammemagi walks us through all sides of Tofino. Tofino, […]

Haida Gwaii: A Mist-enshrouded Showcase of Haida Culture 

Loo Taas (Wave Eater) by Bill Reid

Haida Gwaii, which literally translates to “Islands of the Haida People,” is an archipelago located off the northern Pacific coast of Canada. It’s a place that’s immensely rich in culture, and spending time here allows visitors to tap into a history and way of life that’s filled to the brim with valuable lessons and insight. […]

An Adventurer’s Guide to Salt Spring Island in British Columbia

Sunset on Salt Spring Island in BC

Salt Spring Island, so named for salt springs in the northern part of the island, is one of the Gulf Islands, located between the Strait of Georgia and the mainland of BC. Local expert Hans Tammemagi lets us know how we can embrace “the extremes” of the island, and all that aboard his trusty 50 […]

Awesome Things To Do In Vancouver: How To Experience One of Canada’s Most Vibrant Cities

Best things to do in Vancouver, BC

Explore one of the most vibrant cities in Canada with these awesome things to do in Vancouver, British, Columbia. Whether your passions lie in food, culture, or the outdoors, Vancouver, British Columbia is a destination that is hard not to fall in love with. Vancouver seems to have it all. Oceans, mountains a diverse and […]