Calgary is located in the eastern foothills of the Canadian Rockies, where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet. Thanks to a rich Frontier past, the city is also known as Cowtown. Its most famous attraction is the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo show.
Banff National Park
Admire the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walk among the flowers of the Sunshine Meadows or take a scenic drive along the Icefield Parkway. In Banff National Park, you can go hiking, bird watching, mountain climbing, canoeing, fishing, and even skiing.
Jasper National Park
Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It is home to fragile ecosystems and the world-famous Columbia Icefield. It is also teeming with wildlife, including the healthiest population of grizzly bears and moose in all of North America.
Wells Gray Provincial Park
The park covers an area of 541,516 hectares and is famous for its many awe-inspiring waterfalls, colourful alpine meadows, and vast lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will have a great time here. You can go kayaking, horse riding and there are hiking trails for all levels.
As well as the many wine tastings, festivals, and farmers' markets in Okanagan Valley, you can enjoy numerous sandy beaches and a variety of outdoor and water activities during the summer months. Go swimming and boating at Okanagan Lake or hike to the top of Giant's Head Mountain.
Like most towns in the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack is home to many farms. You can visit them on your own with the Circle Farm Tour, which takes you to the most welcoming farms in Chilliwack.
Victoria - Vancouver Island
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located at the southern end of Vancouver Island and is known as one of the most picturesque cities in Canada and North America. From historic castles to gardens and museums, you just can't get enough.
Ucluelet - Vancouver Island
Ucluelet is the hidden gem of Vancouver Island. This old fishing village is partially surrounded by the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, making it the ideal base for all kinds of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, and wildlife watching.
Campbell River - Vancouver Island
Campbell River is the gateway to Strathcona Park, the Discovery Islands and the northwest region of Vancouver Island. These wilderness areas are home to a variety of wildlife, including killer whales, dolphins and bald eagles.
Telegraph Cove - Vancouver Island
The village is characterised by wooden houses and jetties, surrounded by an eye-catching landscape of pine trees. Telegraph Cove is the starting point for kayakers and whale-watchers looking for orcas in Johnstone Strait.
Desolation Sound consists of white peaks, forest-covered islands, and countless eye-catching bays and inlets. In the summer months, the water temperature rises to 27°C, making for great snorkelling, kayaking, and swimming.
Nanaimo is centrally located on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. The harbour is the central point of the city, where seaplanes take off and land, boats come and go, and walking paths run along the coast.
The vast wilderness of the Coast Mountains has one of the largest populations of grizzly and black bears in Canada. You can also spot wolves, sea eagles, and other wildlife here.
Vancouver is one of the few places on earth where you can ski, surf, and spot orcas while hiking. And all of that in one day!