In Photos: Enjoying Canada’s British Columbia

You’ll see why Haida Gwaii is called the “Galápagos of the North” when you travel to this far corner of British Columbia to learn of an ancient First Nations culture thriving in modern times. Experience the world as it once was as you explore the protected islands of the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.

Spot whales in the pristine water and bears on the sandy beaches searching for their lunch after the tide goes in. Take a tour to learn more of the stories behind the intricate totem poles.

Raise a glass to the hundred or more vineyards planted in the fertile soil along Lake Okanagan, just a few scenic hours drive through the mountains from Vancouver. Who knew that Canada had a wine industry with dozens of award-winning varietals to discover in beautiful tasting rooms with sweeping views across the lake?

Build your appetite for an afternoon sniffing, swirling and sipping by paddle boarding or kayaking the sun-warmed waters, or cycling a section of the Kettle Valley Railway trail. Then take time to discover your new favorite Canadian wine.

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