If you want to visit British Columbia, learn more about it, and appreciate what it has to offer, then you need a proper itinerary! We hope to help you get started on one and make your trip smooth with our list of must-see attractions in British Columbia this summer.
Located in Vancouver, Stanley Park is definitely among the must-see attractions in British Columbia this summer. It is a shockingly large green space in a very urban area. The park features a fantastic Aquarium, gardens, and even lovely beaches. You will undoubtedly enjoy your time here.
Interestingly enough, Butchart Gardens are located in an old quarry. Although hearing that may paint a bleak picture in your mind, the area is teeming with flowers, plants, and trees. These Gardens, found outside Victoria, are a stunning example of what an array of summer colors can conjure. Fall is no less spectacular here as the leaves start changing color, and the various walking routes will ensure you can fully appreciate the beauty of the Gardens.
Yoho National Park
This particular national park is a full package. Do you love mountains and hiking? No worries, the snowcapped peaks and fantastic forest trails will keep you occupied. Do you prefer spending time next to the water? Lake O’Hara is there. The experts from centennialmoving.ca can also attest to the quality of the roads in the area, despite how preserved nature is here, so you can rest assured it is easy to reach.
Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Islands are an excellent place to visit for more than just their beauty and stunningly scenic vistas. While the Island’s population is small, they are very much industrious. The local farms sell all sorts of homemade products, and their cheeses are delicious. There is a prominent local artist population too. And they frequently offer their services to tourists if you want to have something to remember your trip by. In addition, the local shops are very high quality, so you can enjoy your relaxation with all the amenities you are used to.
Emerald lake deserves its name and spot among must-see attractions in British Columbia. If you are wondering where to go in Canada this summer, you should consider this beautiful gem. The lake is stunningly clear, and the various trails that surround it allow you to appreciate its beauty even if you dislike the idea of grabbing one of the rental canoes and peddling out yourself. The local Emerald Lake Lodge will also be able to satisfy your appetite.
The Sea-to-Sky Gondola lives up to its name as its ten-minute ride takes you from the bottom to the top. The area is abundant with sights to take your breath away. The chief is Shannon Falls which gleams and coruscates from the gondola’s height. You can also head up Squamish Chief on foot or enjoy one of the many other activities in the area. Rock climbing, hiking, and more are all available here for your entertainment.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Despite being among the must-see attractions in British Columbia, if you suffer from a fear of heights, you might want to pass up the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This feat of engineering is suspended seventy meters above the Capilano River and one hundred and forty meters long. Once you’ve passed the bridge itself, you will also be able to enjoy the Cliffwalk. It consists of walkways suspended off the sides of local cliffs with a fantastic rainforest view.
There is a lot, and we do mean a lot, to enjoy in the Inner Harbour area of Victoria. The city is rapidly gaining in popularity and renown. And might soon be crowned the most desirable city to live in British Columbia, if not Canada. The good news is that if you are planning a long-distance move to the city, you can transfer here with no stress thanks to amazing local moving companies. The bad news? You will need to contend with many other tourists trying to appreciate the beauty of the harbor and the wonderful architecture of the area. Kayaking, musical performances, hiking, and more can all be found within or close to Inner Harbour. And that’s just scratching the surface of what it has to offer.
Barkerville Historic Town
If you want to get to know Canada and its history truly, Barkerville Historic Town is a fascinating opportunity to get a look into the gold rush era. The town has been perfectly preserved, and actors play the part of ‘locals’ from the period. You can appreciate the sight of them riding horses and going about their daily lives. You can also take a trip to the courthouse to see what a trial would have been like back then.
Royal BC Museum
A rather classical addition to the must-see attractions in British Columbia, the Royal BC Museum is well worth a visit. You will be offered a glimpse into both the natural and human history of British Columbia. In an interesting setting, too, since the museum tries to set up its exhibits to be as realistic as possible.
We hope you’ve managed to find at least one location that interests you among our list of must-see attractions in British Columbia this summer. As long as you can relax, destress and enjoy your time alone or with family, we will consider ourselves successful!