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B&B Guide British Columbia
The stunning province of British Columbia is arguably Canada’s most beautiful, with some of the most impressive views highlighted by the peaks of the Rockies, the lushness of the Okanagan, the scenic Islands and a stunning coastline, not forgetting it’s home to some of the most magnificent landscape in the world.
A place of great diversity, the spectacular scenery ranges from pristine beaches and the towering snow-capped mountain tops to picturesque islands and cosmopolitan cities, great for adventure enthusiasts with everything from white water rafting and sea kayaking to rock climbing and mountain biking. There are ancient rain forests to explore, massive stretches of sparkling water to fish and excellent golf courses to play. Enjoy the comforts and convenience of bed and breakfast in British Columbia Canada, noted for its picturesque splendours, laid-back lifestyle and temperate climate. It is truly a sightseeing paradise!

The beautiful waterside settings of Victoria, overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbor with pristine coastlines and mountains in the distance reflects a colourful history of heritage buildings. The harbor is the center of the city and bustles with seaplanes, ferries, yachts and kayaks with a dazzling array of performing arts and sporting events. Try the scenic ferry ride to Vancouver Island. Victoria itself, has a quaint almost English feel about it with the Victorian architecture buildings in Gastown and a visit to the famous floral beauty of Butchart Gardens is essential, as is Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of Totem Poles. Other places of interest are colourful Chinatown, Grouse Mountain sky ride, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Antique Row or follow the scenic Marine Drive. Whale watching trips are popular and if you are lucky, you may even see them from the ferry as you cross through the Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean climate! Enjoy the spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca, or take a guided tour through the rain forest, considered as being one of the world’s most primitive ecosystems near Snug Cove and Horseshow Bay.

Alternatively, take a boat to one of the many small islands only minutes from the city center. The scenery is magnificent, with towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin rain forest. Animal and marine life are abundant, including eagles, sea lions and porpoises. Enjoy a scenic floatplane flight across the picturesque Strait of Georgia to Victoria’s Inner Harbor before boarding a high-tec Zodiac vessel and embark on a thrilling orca whale-watching excursion. Experience the fascinating whales as you listen to the sonar equipment and hear the sounds of the whales communicating between themselves. You can also see Grey whale, seal lions, and puffins. Most of the coastal roads on The Islands wind through quaint towns and through the port of Campbell River, the “salmon capital of the world” to Chemainus, Canada’s only permanent outdoor art gallery, other beautiful places to visit are Tofino, Salt Springs Island, Qualicum Beach, Ucluelet, Nanoose Bay, Courtenay and Denman Island. These charming towns and villages of are well worth a visit, you won’t want to leave. Whether in winter or summer, the surrounding views are dazzling and the people are open and very friendly.

Vancouver nestled on a thumb-shaped strip of land surrounded almost entirely by water, known as the “Gem of the Pacific” and North America’s largest port, is elegant, attractive, vibrant and very cosmopolitan in style and will also be the proud host to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Surrounded on three sides by the ocean and set against a majestic mountain backdrop, it boasts beautiful scenery with snow-capped mountain peaks, wide beaches and lush green forests. Vancouver is one of Canada’s most picturesque cities. With so much to see, art galleries, museums, Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, the historic district of Gastown, Chinatown and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. Don’t miss Stanley Park offering 6 miles of sea wall for walkers and cyclists. Golfing and sailing are also available and with so many restaurants and nightspots to enjoy, you will find it hard to find time to explore the rest of this great province. Enjoy its wide-open spaces, rugged West Coast mountains, shimmering ocean, superb sandy beaches, majestic rainforests and intriguing islands. You’ll find first-class accommodations for all the family, with superb bed and breakfast in British Columbia is an unforgettable wonder at affordable prices.

White Rock, situated on the shores of Semiahmoo Bay in the southwestern corner of BC, is known for its small-city atmosphere and personality. Stroll along the pretty waterfront where you’ll find many unique tourist shops and if you are daring enough, why not catch live crab from the pier nature trails. Why not stop off at North Vancouver, a thriving arts community offering a wide range of recreational activities to explore. Other interesting towns worthy of a visit within the region are: Maple Ridge, Sechelt, Gibsons and Richmond to name but a few. Or alternatively you can relax in the attractive town of Delta that has been a farming and fishing community for years, or the city of Surrey to the east, it boasts marvellous trails and natural areas for the visitors, along with excellent shops, restaurants and outdoor pursuits.

If you drive east from the Pacific Coast it will take you through ancient forests and provincial parks, here you are venturing into true wildlife territory and you might catch a glimpse of bears, deer or wolves and just north of Vancouver, along the “sea to sky highway” a landscape carved out by glaciers and edged by craggy fjords, is where you’ll find the famous Whistler skiing village, one of the most popular skiing areas in the world with virgin snow and awesome descent! It has a well-deserved reputation as a very serious skiing area that is open year round and boasts having the biggest vertical descent in North America! This alpine resort has been beautifully designed and has an average snowfall of over 30ft with it’s pedestrian town oozing character and charm making it a favourite with families. You’ll find excellent groomed trails and plenty of wide open spaces for the beginner, but its the intermediate and more confident skier that will find Whistler and Blackcomb heaven sent, with it’s glaciers, bowls of fresh powder snow and some wonderful glade-skiing that will most definitely leave you gasping for superlatives. The huge mountains provide plenty of downhill activity in the winter for both skiers and snowboarders alike. Come evening you’ll find bars ranging from the quiet and refined to the loud and brash and nightclubs where you can dance till 3am. You can take a chairlift up the mountain, or you may wish just to relax in the enchanting setting of the pedestrian village and enjoy the laid back ambience of Whistler with its stylish boutiques, sidewalks cafés and street entertainment. Play a round of golf in the shadow of towering mountains, hike along endless trails and high alpine meadows, ride on horseback past spectacular glaciers or white-water raft down one of the turbulent rivers. You’ll find beautiful walks amidst glorious vistas and in the summer months the trails are used by walkers and bikers and you’ll find all the areas can easily be accessed by gondolas.

Thompson Okanagan is a beautiful place to visit with sparkling lakes, sandy beaches and numerous provincial parks. Apart from excellent skiing in the region, you also have heli-skiing and snowcat-skiing opportunities. For golf enthusiasts you’ll find Kelowna a golfer’s dream come true! The golf courses are known for their magnificent views and impeccably manicured greens and fairways. Kelowna lies on the shores of the 82-mile long Okanagan Lake where you can enjoy the beaches and water sports as well as festivals, mountain biking and sightseeing all add up to making your visit memorable. Attractions in and around the town are the Kelowna and Orchard Industry Museums, Fintry Queen Sternwheeler, Rotary Centre for the Arts and forestry tours. Check out the Okanagan Lake Bridge (built in 1958) for some breathtaking scenery and North America's Longest Floating Bridge. Kiddies will love the waterslide-park and Woodhaven Nature Conservatory. Don’t miss the Kasugai Gardens, Art Gallery and the beautiful Stuart Park on the Waterfront Promenade.

Penticton also offers spectacular beaches, marina and a pretty waterfront promenade with theatres, shopping malls and restaurants. Canal and bay cruises are available as well as some stunning golf courses, winery tours, miles of orchards and so much more. The Valley is also home to more than 60 world-class wineries and vineyards. Why not sip wine while admiring the view overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Lake or browse the many unique shops and boutiques. Helmchen Falls near Clearwater is a glorious sight and you can take a sightseeing flight over the mountains, there is a bear viewing station with a visitor center geared up to telling you how to find a bear. With so much beauty a drive to Westbank, Kamloops, Winfield, Naramata, or Summerland are all wonderful places to have adventure, thrills and fun. Or journey further south and you’ll find the pretty towns of Kaleden and Oliver, both offering excellent outdoor pursuits and also great for families with various attractions and provide an endless array of year round touring opportunities.

If you are planning a visit to the Northern BC area, then board the Skeena in Prince George for the train trip of awe and wonder of a lifetime! The train heads through the majestic Coast Mountains and follows the mighty Skeena River, known as the “River of Mists”, down to the rain forests of the Pacific Coast with some spectacular scenery, all who visit are guaranteed to be captivated. Here you can retrace Ancient First Nations trading routes (Native Indians in Canada are referred to as the First Nations) and trace the paths of the earliest fur traders. Bald eagles, black bears, moose, and other wildlife might be spotted from the observation dome. As you travel towards the beautiful port of Prince Rupert you’ll notice surrounding the city some of the most awesome beauty as water, rainforest, hills and mountains meet in a spellbinding array of panoramic views. The fishing port is also very interesting, a must see is the Cow Bay Waterfront, a restored heritage area now home to museums, unique shops and restaurants where you can dine on some of the best salmon bake. It has some amazing wildlife on its doorstep and so much more to offer. From here you can visit an island once inhabited by the Metlakatla First Nation. You’ll be able to follow trails to explore the forest and see ancient petroglyphs.

The British Columbia Rockies is full of flora and fauna, recreation and outdoor adventure opportunities. Golden is surrounded by no less than six National Parks: Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho. Boating and angling are common activities with small canoes, kayaks and boats. Numerous trails can be enjoyed. In Yoho National Park, is the Burgess Shale near Golden, a treasure of ancient fossils of epic proportions and perhaps the world’s most significant discovery of 515 million year-old remains of more than 120 species of prehistoric marine animals preserved in exquisite detail and offers a glimpse of what life was like on Earth in the distant past. In some cases scientists can even see what these ancient creatures ate just before they died!

The mountain town of Nelson, situated in the heart of the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, offers stunning glacier-clad peaks and is really worthy of a visit, it has a diverse and vibrant community with an artistic flare to it and known for its picturesque countryside. Nestled between the spectacular Selkirk and Monashee Mountains is the charming town of Revelstoke. The region provides excellent hiking, mountain biking, fishing, caving, hot springs, heli hiking, canoeing and the pristine streams and ponds are fantastic for fishing and also superb for photo opportunities, it also offers an in-depth look at the ecology of this forest for those interested in nature.

1000 Mile House in British Columbia, South Cariboo is truly an outdoor paradise with exceptional water recreation for fishermen, canoeists and bird watchers to enjoy the lakes and wetlands. During the summer you can enjoy golfing on world class courses, horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking, swimming, boating and kayaking and in winter, the self proclaimed "International Nordic Ski Capital" has 124-miles of machine groomed trails. Stretched across the mighty Rockies, Purcell, Selkirk, and Monashee Mountain ranges is Riske Creek where you’ll find numerous parks and dotted through the area are natural hot springs, challenging golf courses and an intriguing heritage to attract the most astute travellers. A must see, situated along the Chilcotin River, is the spectacular Farwell Canyon. You’ll find charming bed and breakfast in British Columbia Canada all providing extremely comfortable accommodation and perfectly located to explore the whole region.

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Bed and Breakfast The Islands British Columbia Area
The scenic Islands steeped in history are one of the world's premier fishing, sailing and cruising destinations and the centre for "island hopping" to the many smaller islands scattered along the coast. Enjoy their abundant wildlife and beauty at nature's pace, explore the wild beaches, forests and pretty meadows, mix with the eclectic communities of artists in the beautiful cites, or take a ferry for spectacular views of the Straits of Georgia, sail through the wonderful Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean like climate.


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Bed and Breakfast Vancouver Coast Mountains Area
Discover the Vancouver Coast Mountains natural beauty and enjoy its wide-open spaces, valleys and shimmering ocean offering everything from golfing, fishing, sailing, hiking, rock climbing, whale spotting, dazzling line-up of performing arts, sports events and home to some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.


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Bed and Breakfast Thompson Okanagan British Columbia Area
A region of spectacular beauty with wide-open plains, the Thompson area is one of the world's most beautiful and pristine places, known as the High Country and the fertile orchards of the Okanagan Valley is BC's fruit and wine country.


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Northern BC B&B Guide British Columbia
If you are planning a visit to the Northern BC area, then board the Skeena in Prince George for the train trip of awe and wonder of a lifetime!


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The British Columbia Rockies is full of flora and fauna, recreation and outdoor adventure opportunities.


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1000 Mile House in British Columbia, South Cariboo is truly an outdoor paradise with exceptional water recreation for fishermen, canoeists and bird watchers to enjoy the lakes and wetlands.


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Thompson Okanagan B&B Guide British Columbia
Thompson Okanagan is a beautiful place to visit with sparkling lakes, sandy beaches and numerous provincial parks. Apart from excellent skiing in the region, you also have heli-skiing and snowcat-skiing opportunities.


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B&B Guide Thompson Okanagan British Columbia
A region of spectacular beauty with wide-open plains, the Thompson area is one of the world's most beautiful and pristine places, known as the High Country and the fertile orchards of the Okanagan Valley is BC's fruit and wine country. Enjoy a round of golf, fish, ski, swim and sail its vivid turquoise lakes, go horseback riding through lush emerald valleys and forests of crisp pines in Canada’s most famed national parks, visit historic gold-mining towns and the impressive abundant vineyards.


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Vancouver Coast Mountains B&B Guide British Columbia
Vancouver nestled on a thumb-shaped strip of land surrounded almost entirely by water, known as the “Gem of the Pacific” and North America’s largest port, is elegant, attractive, vibrant and very cosmopolitan in style and will also be the proud host to the 2010 Winter Olympics.


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B&B Guide The Islands British Columbia
The scenic Islands steeped in history are one of the world's premier fishing, sailing and cruising destinations and the centre for "island hopping" to the many smaller islands scattered along the coast.


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B&B Guide Vancouver Coast
Discover the Vancouver Coast Mountains natural beauty and enjoy its wide-open spaces, valleys and shimmering ocean offering everything from golfing, fishing, sailing, hiking, rock climbing, whale spotting, dazzling line-up of performing arts, sports events and home to some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. A place of great diversity, with lush green forests to explore, massive stretches of superb sandy beaches, towering mountains with snow-capped peaks and golden valleys


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