The biggest island on the west coast of North America, Vancouver Island is almost twice the size of Hawaii and can be traveled from it's most southern point (the City of Victoria) to it's most northern tip (Cape Scott Provincial Park) in just under 8 hours driving time. From coastal rainforests and warm sandy beaches to snow covered mountain peaks, Vancouver Island has it all, come explore Vancouver Island, Canada.
Named after Captain George Vancouver, a British explorer Vancouver is a coastal city and
major seaport located in the Lower Mainland of southwestern British Columbia. Vancouver is
the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada and the third largest in the country. The
city's estimated population is approx. 615,473 and that of the metropolitan area, 2,318,200.
The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics will be held in Vancouver and
nearby Whistler, a mountain town and ski resort 125 km north of the city.
The City of
Vancouver has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.
Motto: "By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper"
Victoria Vancouver Island's largest city is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island
and is home to Canada's Pacific Naval Fleet. Victoria has a population of approx. 350,000
and over several million visitors annually. Explore Victoria's inner harbour, gardens
and parks, museums, art galleries and more Victoria the city of sea and gardens.
Canada's West Coast scenery is second-to-none and you will see the best of the best
as your luxury train tour whisks you from Vancouver, British Columbia, through the province's
Interior and into the Rocky Mountains surrounding Jasper National Park, Alberta.See the Rocky Mountains Via Railroad, BC,
Whistler and Blackcomb form the largest ski area in North America with over 8,100 skiable acres, One vertical mile, Two mountains connected by a pedestrian Village, More than 200 trails, Three glaciers. 38 lifts and Twelve alpine bowls. Hiking & Sightseeing, Alpine Dining, Mountain Bike Park, Terrain Parks, Golfing, Heli-Skiing and Boarding, Mountain Ecology Tours Bear And Wildlife Viewing.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada is composed of three geographically separate units:
The Long Beach Unit is located between the villages of Ucluelet and Tofino, and named
after the16 km (10 miles) sandy beach of Wickaninnish Bay. The Broken Group Islands Unit
is an archipelago of more than one hundred islands and rocks scattered throughout Barkley Sound
and is accessible by boat only. The West Coast Trail Unit is a 75 km (47 mile) backpacking route
along temperate rainforest, sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, caves, sea arches, sea stacks and beaches.
Long Beach, Broken Islands Group, Tofino
& Ucluelet, BC Canada
Nestled against Southwestern British Columbia's magnificent mountains and the sandy beaches
of Harrison Lake, Harrison Village is your local vacation destination filled with a rich history and natural
wonders. Harrison Village is conveniently located in Mighty Fraser Country, a short 90 minute drive
east of Vancouver, British Columbia or 3 hours north of Seattle, Washington.
Harrison Lake the largest body of fresh water
in southwestern British Columbia Canada
The Royal British Columbia Museum will introduce you to the cultural and natural history of BC
from the Natural History GalleryI highlighting BC's Coastal Rainforests and wildlife to the
Modern History Gallery featuring a replica of the stern section of Captain George Vancouver's
ship HMS Discovery (1792-1794) to the wood-block paving, turn-of-the-century buildings and streets of the
Modern History Gallery. The museum also has an impressive collection of first nation art and exhibits.
RMBC Vancouver Island, Victoria, British Columbia Canada
The first new national park reserve of the twenty-first century, spread over fifteen islands and
numerous islets and reefs and approximately twenty-six square kilometres of marine areas.
Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia Canada