Ptarmigan Lake in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region

(Grant Harder photo)

Transportation & Maps

BC Ferries (BC Ferries (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

BC Ferries (BC Ferries (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Visitors to British Columbia can arrive by air, road, rail or ferry. BC has five international airports, but the main gateway for flights is the Vancouver International Airport.

Getting Around BC

Driving is the easiest way to see the province; BC has an excellent highway system that is well-maintained, mapped and signed, plus plenty of scenic Driving Routes. Rental car companies can be found in many cities and towns.

Electric vehicles will find an ever-expanding network of charging stations. There are currently more than 500 public charging stations in British Columbia.

All cities have airports and most towns are serviced by bus or rail. Greyhound and VIA Rail offer scheduled service to more than 200 locations in province.

BC Ferries serves almost 50 ports of call along the BC coastline.

Maps and Visitor Centres

View maps here, or stop by one of BC's nearly 150 Visitor Centres for additional maps and travel information.

Driving Routes

Explore more than 60 driving routes through hundreds of communities in British Columbia. Whether your tastes run toward wine touring, a round of golf and a soak in a hot spring, a history lesson along the Gold Rush Trail or exploring the vast wilderness of Northern BC, there's a driving route for you. Routes range from one day excursions to longer trips of 10 days or more.

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