British Columbia lies along the southwestern coast of Canada between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. The territory boasts a number of historic communities, national parks, wineries and some of the most popular ski resorts on the continent. Visiting the area provides guests with a wealth of activities and attractions to see.
The 400-hectare location has a diverse range of terrains that include coastal beaches, a rainforest and mountains. Relax on the beach or explore some of the many hiking trails and catch a glimpse of native wildlife. Tour one of the historic landmarks or grab a bite to eat at a local eatery. Stroll along the Seawall and make a point of visiting the aquarium, which is the largest in the country.
The 22-hectare destination is ideal when desiring a space for meditation, reflection and tranquility. The gardens feature a number themed area. Relax and take in the picturesque views in the Japanese, Italian, Rose or Sunken gardens. Enjoy a refreshing snack at the restaurant. Youngsters enjoy the carousel and all anticipate boarding one of the boat tours. The gardens also host special events for the holidays.
Museum of Anthropology-Vancouver
The award-winning facility houses more than 535,000 items obtained from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the South Pacific. The museum also boasts having some of the best First Nations art created by Northwest Coast peoples. Learn more about North American history by exploring the many galleries displaying examples of pottery, textiles, jewelry and personal items. Objects representing other world cultures include drawings, paintings and sculptures.
Dutchman Peter Warmerdam migrated to Abbotsford in 1950 bringing his farming and horticultural skills along. He initially planted daffodils. Two generations later, his granddaughter began growing tulips. Today, from April through May, acres of colorful daffodil and tulip blooms decorate the landscape. Visitors have the chance to pay to pick flowers or purchase bulbs from the farms. The community hosts the Tulip Festival each year with a variety of activities to celebrate the flower for which the location is now known.
Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm
Guests are welcome to come tour the beehives cared for by the farm. The location is known for producing mead using ancient techniques. They also craft a number of different wines from honey and fruit crops. The facility’s country store provides the opportunity to purchase beeswax products, honey and wine.