Awesome Places to Visit in British Columbia on Summer Vacation

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British Columbia is a place where you could spend a lifetime visiting a different place each year on holiday. With epic coastline, soaring peaks, and numerous picture-perfect lakes, it can be hard to pick a place to go if you have never been to this province.

In this article, let us be your guide as we hand pick three of our top spots.

1) Tofino

Ever wanted to learn how to mount a surfboard and take to the waves? Stop letting your dreams be dreams – make this year the one you visit Tofino. Situated amidst the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, there are numerous beaches where consistent swells roll in from the open Pacific Ocean each day, every day.

While these breakers are for experts only during the stormy winter season, their ferocity calms down come summer, making it the perfect time for novices to visit. While the waters off Tofino are chilly, your dive school will provide you with wetsuits that will keep you toasty as you attempt to catch your first wave.

While summer is the sunniest season in this part of the world, its open exposure to the ocean means rainy days can come at any time. If you find yourself stuck in your tent or hotel room as it pours outside, know that you can pass the time by playing any one of a number of internet gaming sites.

With games ranging from baccarat to sic bo, you don’t have to limit yourself to the usual fare as you wait for the rain to stop. Don’t know where to start? Check out this list of reviewed sites, and get started today – good luck!

2) Whistler

Dreaming of the mountains instead? After enjoying everything that Vancouver has to offer, head up the Sea to Sky Highway (don’t rush, as this road is one of the most spectacular scenic byways in Canada) to Whistler.

Well known as one of this country’s finest mountain resort towns, not only will you find amazing shopping and restaurants in its base villages, but there are numerous opportunities to get involved in outdoor sports as well.

From mountain biking down the same slopes snow sport enthusiasts rip down during the winter months, to hiking through fragrant pine forests, to enjoying a fine game of golf on the valley floor, there are plenty of ways to soak up the essence that makes this place special.

3) Shuswap Lake

If the perfect summer day involves spending it on a gorgeous body of water, to owe it to yourself to spend your BC summer vacation in Shuswap Lake. You can cast a line along its banks, or go swimming at a local beach, but if you have the time, there is no better way to appreciate what this place is all about than to rent a houseboat with your friends.

With many arms and bays along its shores, you’ll be able to find a special place where you can park your rig and enjoy the mountain and forest scenery for which this part of BC is famous.

Becky

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Donna Jacoby
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I haven’t been to British Columbia in many years–I’d love to go back to visit. Thank you for sharing some places of interest!