The historic Mascot Mine above Hedley in the Similkameen Valley
(Vagabond Quest photo)

Touring & Sightseeing

Arts, Culture & History Tours

Victoria's Chinatown (Picture BC photo)

Victoria's Chinatown (Picture BC photo)

Cultural tours in British Columbia explore the province’s historic and heritage sites, diverse communities, ample art scene and Aboriginal culture.

Take a guided cultural tour for local information and thought-provoking discussion. Choose from a wide range of cultural tours highlighting topics such as national historic sites, pioneer and gold rush towns, authentic Aboriginal experiences and even film sets in British Columbia.

For a leisurely pace and a personalized itinerary, set out on a self-guided cultural journey. Follow a heritage driving route and stop at museums, historic towns, art galleries and important Aboriginal sites. Trace history on the Silvery Slocan Circle Route, follow the Cariboo Wagon Road on the Gold Rush Trail Route or visit Aboriginal villages on the New Hazelton and Area Route.

In the month of August, take part in the BC Cultural Crawl. More than 80 communities around the province participate, with events centred around everything from music to culinary arts to community art walks.

Visit local Visitor Centres or museums for walking tour brochures, maps and information on tour operators and help with trip planning.

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