Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Haida Gwaii

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve & Haida Heritage Site

This huge Unesco World Heritage site with a name that's a mouthful encompasses Moresby and 137 smaller islands at its southern end. It combines a time-capsule look at abandoned Haida villages with hot springs, amazi…
Top Choice Park in Bowron Lake

Bowron Lake Provincial Park

Forming a natural circle with sections of the Isaac, Cariboo and Bowron Rivers, the park's 116km canoe circuit (permits $30 to $60) is one of the world’s finest. There are eight portages, with the longest (2km) over…
Top Choice Museum in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver's best museum is studded with spectacular First Nations totem poles and breathtaking carvings – but it's also teeming with artifacts from cultures around the world, from Polynesian instruments to Cantonese…
Top Choice Museum in Alert Bay

U'mista Cultural Centre

This must-see longhouse-like facility proudly displays dozens of culturally priceless indigenous artifacts confiscated when potlatch ceremonies were outlawed in Canada. Distributed to museums and collections around …
Top Choice Museum in Victoria

Miniature World

Tucked along the side of the Empress Hotel, this old-school hidden gem is a must-see, especially if you appreciate the craft of extremely intricate model-making. Lined with dozens of diminutive diorama scenes, divid…
Top Choice Museum in Victoria

Craigdarroch Castle

One of Canada's finest stately home attractions, this elegant turreted mansion illuminates the lives of the city's Victorian-era super-rich. Lined with sumptuous wood paneling and stained-glass windows, the rooms ar…
Top Choice Park in Downtown & West End

Stanley Park

This magnificent 404-hectare park combines excellent attractions with a mystical natural aura. Don’t miss a stroll or cycle (rentals near the W Georgia St entrance) around the 8.8km seawall: a kind of visual spa tre…
Top Choice Park in Revelstoke

Mt Revelstoke National Park

Grand in beauty if not in size, this 260-sq-km national park, just northeast of its namesake town, is a vision of peaks and valleys – many of which are all but untrodden.There are several good hiking trails from the…
Top Choice National Park in Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park

Although the smallest (1310 sq km) of the four national parks in the Rockies, Yoho is a diamond in the (very) rough. This wilderness is the real deal; it's some of the continent's least tarnished.East of Field on Hw…
Top Choice Museum in Main Street

Science World

Under Vancouver's favorite geodesic dome (okay, its only one), this ever-popular science and nature showcase has tons of exhibition space and a cool outdoor park crammed with hands-on fun (yes, you can lift 2028kg).…