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Canada - British Columbia
British Columbia is a land reknowned for its remarkable diversity, giving rise to an endless array of places to see and things to do across the province. The challenge of British Columbia is not what to do, but how to do it all. The adventure is spread over all of the region and Windows On The Wild has a wealth of exciting activities and unique experiences to choose from.
Northern British Columbia
This vast wilderness comprises more than half of the province and its jagged mountain peaks, roaring rivers and rugged coastline are perfect for canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting and hiking. The area includes a system of national and provincial parks which provide habitat for wildlife such as grizzly bears. You won't want to miss the Queen Charlotte Islands, an untamed land rich in Haida culture (aboriginal people) and with distinct flora and fauna which has evolved over thousands of years.
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Thousands of lakes, rivers and the magnificent stretch of the Pacific Ocean make the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast the ultimate region for canoeing and kayaking. The Bowron Lakes Provincial Park provides an excellent canoe circuit which attracts canoeists of any ability.
Vancouver Island, Victoria and the Gulf Islands
The Vancouver Island, Victoria and the Gulf Islands region is a large, sparsely populated area and is home to one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems including rainforests, marshes, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes, ideal for bear viewing, whale watching and fishing.
Canadian Rockies are home to alpine meadows, emerald lakes, wild waterways, backcountry wilderness, and some of the best hiking and skiing in the world. You’ll find plenty of accommodation from campsites to boutique hotels and five star resorts. There are many National Parks including Mount Robson National Park (the highest peak of the Rockies), as well as numerous provincial parks and recreation areass which provide year round adventures and activities.
Click here for our 'Train Journey through the Rockies' itinerary.
Home to the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, a waterfall twice the height of Niagara Falls, as well as Canada's only true desert environment – the Thompson Okanagan has something for everyone. Highlights in this area include Kamploops and the Wells Gray Provincial Park.