British Columbia is a popular destination for both immigrants and other Canadians. It has a lot to offer.
The lower mainland (Vancouver and the surrounding cities) and Vancouver Island offer the mildest climate in the country. Rarely do they get snow, and rarely does the temperature go below zero celsius.
A short trip outside of Vancouver brings you to Whistler, a world class winter playground with skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, and mountain biking and hiking in the summer.
The coast offers ocean kayaking and camping on remote islands.
The interior of the province has some spectacular outdoor scenery and activities. Boating and canoeing on one of the thousands of lakes in the province is popular, along with countless adventures in the back country. The summers (especially in Kamloops and the Okanagan) are very hot and attract tourists from all over the world.
The northern part of the province has the harshest climate, but a great sense of freedom – away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The northeastern part of the province also has the lowest unemployment rates due to the booming oil and gas industry in that area.
Enjoy a great video tour of BC below.