Surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia with over half a million residents and one of the mildest climates in Canada. Home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling metropolitan core, Vancouver is known for its multi-cultural diversity, distinctive neighbourhoods, fabulous dining, world-class shopping and unlimited outdoor activities.
Set between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the east, British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province. Blessed with breathtaking landscapes, BC is home to a geographical diversity that lends itself to a vast array of activities and adventures. There are mountains to climb, rivers to run, beaches to comb, forests to hike, parks to stroll and warm summer lakes to laze about on. BC has six distinctive regions - Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands, Thompson Okanagan, Kootenay Rockets, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, and Northern British Columbia. Each region has its own natural and cultural disctintion worth exploring.