British Columbia, Canada
Explore new terrain in the wide-open Pacific Province
British Columbia is the ultimate outdoor playground! The gorgeous mountain and lakeside landscape is home to high-energy outdoor activities like zip-lining, mountain biking, rafting, and canoeing.
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Treat yourself to a little R & R at the Scandinave Spa! This fab escape offers massages, Scandinavian baths, and an amazing ambiance for a day of relaxation.
Have afternoon tea at the swanky Fairmont Empress Hotel. Known for serving royalty and celebrities alike, this hotel will make you feel famous as you sip from the elegant china while listening to live piano music.
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The bright blue-green water of the Nahatlatch River offers 12 km of world class, lightning-fast whitewater. The class 3-4 rapids are an exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping way to see the stunning BC countryside.
Take a bike tour on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail! This 34-mile stretch was once the only way passengers could get from Victoria to Sooke in the 1920s, and proves to be a gorgeous ride.
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The Okanagan Valley stretches across BC and is best known for its famed pinot noirs and rieslings. With spectacular views and lovely vineyards, a wine tasting tour is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon.
Take a Harbour Ferry ride around beautiful Victoria. Rain or shine, no bad weather can keep the storybook city from taking your breath away. What better way to see it than by sea!
What to Pack:
- Hitting the slopes? Pack winter gear, such as boots, warm fluffy jacket, and cold weather accessories such as gloves, mittens, hat, or a beanie.
- For the mountains and lakes, hiking shoes or waterproof shoes would be ideal for hiking through the national parks and mountainous ranges, or whitewater rafting.
How to Get Around:
- The most convenient way to get around British Columbia and visit all the sights in the province is by air.
- There are also many scenic routes and highways that can be enjoyed via car or motorhome.
P.S. We’re not done traveling yet! Check out the six other fab locations you can tour with Contiki in the FabFitFun Travel Guide.
Posted on April 28, 2012