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British Columbia

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British Columbia

Shouldering the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Rockies to the east, British Columbia is perhaps Canada's most diverse province. Visit the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains, listen to the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island, learn about Native Cultures, fish pristine lakes, golf some of the world's finest courses or view the abundant wildlife. British Columbia is a land where "the things to see and do" are as diverse as the landscape, it's people, and your imagination . . . a honeymoon destination which offers a wide variety of activities for you and the love of your life to enjoy together.

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With scenery this inspiring, it's really no surprise that the Islands are home to so many of Canada's greatest and most widely acclaimed artists and artisans. Because of the rich First Nations heritage, there are excellent opportunities to explore this mystical and compelling culture.
Enjoy the legendary Rocky Mountains, world class winter sports at Whistler, sailing among the temperate Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands, and touring the world-class vineyards near Kelowna in Thompson-Okanagan. The fascinating cities of Vancouver and Victoria offer excellent cultural and sightseeing opportunities. The Sunshine Coast , Fraser Valley and Central and Northern BC all offer spectacular scenery.
The Islands have consistently received praise from adventurers of all kinds for their natural splendor and the tremendous selection of activities. Whether you do a wetsuit to challenge the surf on southwest Vancouver Island, go nose to nose with the wild inhabitants of the sea, clamber up the side of a formidable mountain, or sail the ocean blue, the Islands boast an incredible array of things to do in the outdoors. No matter where you are on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, you can be sure that numerous caving, canoing, diving, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking, powerboating and sailing, and wildlife watching opportunities will be close by.
Climate and Weather
British Columbia has a warm fairly dry summer climate with day-time high temperatures in July and August ranging from the low-70ºF (21 to 23ºC) to mid-90ºF (35ºC). Some areas, such as the Okanagan and Thompson regions, are very dry while other regions like the Cariboo Chilcotin, Lower Mainland, Peace River, Kootenay and the North Coast receive slightly more precipitation.
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