While you are researching destinations for your next vacation, you may find yourself feeling torn between choosing a somewhat secluded location in the mountains and a getaway to a bustling city.
Although each has their own benefits and highlights, they are obviously vastly different, and it is very rare to find a single location that encompasses the elements of both location — that is, until you look northward.
Nestled along the western coast of Canada lies British Columbia, a province that is both mountainous and populous, boasting everything from mountain ranges to growing cities that make some visitors feel right at home.
With that in mind, let us discover why British Columbia should be the destination of your next getaway:
There are activities for everyone
It is not an exaggeration when one says that British Columbia offers a little bit of something for everyone. During a vacation that lasts just one week, visitors can hike through the scenic Yoho National Park, master the slopes at the renowned Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, and venture through the streets of vibrant Vancouver — which offers everything from shopping, tours through the historic district, and exciting nightlife.
The sights are stunning
From misty forests to breathtaking city skylines, British Columbia has a sight for everybody’s preference. However, their two most renowned views are their sunsets and, of course, the Northern Lights — though your likelihood of spotting the aurora borealis greatly depends on your location within the province.
The cultural history is rich and eclectic
Throughout the province, visitors will stumble upon countless museums and archaeological site displays that are dedicated to the rich Aboriginal culture. These various locations represent over 30 Nations in approximately 197 communities, thus offering a stark contrast to the modern art and architecture that can be found in the larger cities.
The food is delectable
Although there are common fast food and chain restaurants abound in the larger metropolitan areas, it is highly recommended that you try British Columbia’s authentic Canadian cuisine at least once during your stay. After all, with dishes like poutine and maple bacon peameal roast, you will not be sorry you tried something new.