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British Columbia
Northern BC - Northern BC is full of parks and nature preserves where you can experience pristine lakes, untainted air, ancient Cedar forests, and a hugely diverse ecosystem. Visit the centuries-old aboriginal villages and trading posts just north of Prince George (Hubble Homestead); Brave the northern winters of BC and find out what a snowfall really is!; Try an adventure tour through the Queen Charlotte City which is located on the Queen Charlotte islands; Go river rafting at the rapids near Smithers; Hike with llamas near Prince George; and enjoy whale watching off the coast of Prince Rupert! Thompson Okanagan - The fertile region of Thompson Okanagan harbors a variety of orchards and world class wineries. Millions of years ago glaciers carved out the luscious valleys we enjoy today. It is an ideal area for summers on one of its many lakes (Shushwap lake for example), or a ski holiday at the Sun Peaks Resort just outside of Kamloops. Also enjoy hiking trails, guest ranches, fishing tours, and excellent camping! Boat, water-ski, knee-board, tube, or swim in the warm waters of Okanagan Lake; Grind your own flour at the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens; Experience the ghost towns Granite City, Tulameen, and Blakeburn.  The Kootenay Rockies - The Kootenay Rockies offer magnificent mountains, relaxing hot springs, and unparalleled natural beauty. This area was primarily valued for its precious metals and minerals. Visit the Victorian inspired town of Nelson, the Alpine town Revelstoke nestled within awe-inspiring mountains, or the Bavarian village Kimberley. Visit Yoho National Park, or the town of Craigellachie where the last railway spike, joining Canada's two coasts, was driven in 1885. Explore the ghost town of Sandon; Visit the Brilliant Suspension Bridge built in 1913 and named a national historic site; Climb to the lookout on Idaho Peak. The Cariboo Chilcotin - The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast features ranches, private getaways, and a history including the Gold Rush. Enjoy trail riding, ranching, spas, dog-sledding, cross country skiing and more! Hike on the historical Alexander Mackenzie Heritage trail; Climb the 76 meter volcanic plug Lone Butte; Visit Hagensborg - BC's little Norway; Canoe on the 12 lake circuit in Moose Valley Provincial Park. Vancouver/Whistler/Vancouver Island, BC - The Vancouver/Whistler area offers a magnificent combination of ocean, rainforest, and mountains. Take the Sea-to-Sky highway from the ocean beaches in Vancouver, through the cedar rainforests and hiking trails around Squamish, all the way to the Olympic mountains of Whistler. Take a 40 minute BC ferries ride from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Vancouver Island where you can experience lush nature, picturesque villages, artist communities, cultural attractions, calming getaways, whale watching and more! Seclude yourself at a B&B on Bowen Island; Get away to Savary Island; Visit the Brackendale Eagle Reserve. Cruise around Nootka Sound; Take a day hike through the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail; Go caving around Horne Lake, Gold River, or Little Huson Cave Regional Park; Tour the provinces only cidery.