Cycling over Kinsol Trestle (Koksilah River Trestle) in the Cowichan Valley.

(Reuben Krabbe photo)

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Two climbers at Tantalus Provincial Park (Destination BC/Jordan Manley photo)

Two climbers at Tantalus Provincial Park (Destination BC/Jordan Manley photo)

British Columbia is a land of active vacations, with options to suit everyone from reluctant weekend warriors to hard-core athletes.

The choices are endless: wilderness or car-accessible camping in spectacular natural settings; single or multi-day hiking treks through backcountry; cycling along city paths or mountain biking down steep vertical terrain.

Go golfing on courses set against dramatic, panoramic vistas, or try rounding up cattle or relaxing at guest ranches. Explore BC's Aboriginal history or discover its heritage sites. Scale towering granite cliffs at popular rock climbing sites, or venture underground to see exotic rock formations on a caving tour.

While Vancouver, Whistler, and Victoria are major hubs of activity in BC, outdoor adventure opportunities span the province. Looking for some energizing travel itineraries? Check out the list of outdoor adventure trip ideas for some of BC's regions and cities.

BC’s waters also offer an exciting variety of activities. Try fishing for salmon and halibut, or go canoeing and kayaking along ocean coastlines or the world-famous Bowron Lakes. River rafting offers plenty of thrills, and BC's coastal waters are renowned for coldwater diving and excellent whale watching opportunities.

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