British Columbia is big. It’s 7.24 times larger than England and 2.23 times larger than California. That’s a lot of land and shorelines to explore — and we’re sure you haven’t touched all of it yet. With summer quickly approaching, we thought we’d give you a few ideas on destinations to visit around the province.

Salt Spring Island

Breathe in the intoxicating scent of the sea on Salt Spring Island, just a ferry ride away from Tsawwassen. The island has everything — nature, art, culture, farm-to-table dining, and so much more. Immerse yourself in the friendly communities, give your taste buds a treat, and wander the seaside. This beautiful rural oasis is so close to the Lower Mainland, you are sure to return again and again.


Stretching across part of the southern Okanagan Valley, Oliver is a big draw for wine lovers — in fact, 50% of BC’s wine grapes are grown here. Visit charming wineries and discover favourite bottles, feast on gourmet meals, and trek into nature on foot or bike. The sun is always shining in this part of the province.

The Cariboo

There are kilometres and kilometres of wild landscapes in BC, including the Cariboo. Make the most of your visit to this region between Kamloops and Prince George with a stay on a horse ranch, such as Big Creek Lodge, and discover extraordinary sights on four hooves. This area is also known for its wild horses — can you find them?


Speaking of wild, Golden is nestled in the stunning Rocky Mountains and surrounded by six national parks, including Banff and Jasper. Have an outdoor adventure kayaking lakes or hiking trails. You can even walk with wolves at the Northern Lights Wolf Centre — it doesn’t get much better than that.