Hugging the southern west-coast of Canada, British Columbia spans east to the border of Alberta and north from the US state of Washington. Spectacular scenery and a mild winter climate provide the ideal backdrop for skiing and snowboarding at world class winter resorts.
BC ski resorts offer everything from black-diamond steeps and chutes, to wide-open terrain and tree runs. Most resorts have ski-in/ski-out accommodations, rentals and lessons. The most famous ski resorts in the region include Whistler Blackcomb, Revelstoke, Sun Peaks, Big White and Kicking Horse.
The village of Whistler co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games with nearby Vancouver. Both locations are now home to Olympic sites and monuments.
With international airports located in both Vancouver and Kelowna, access to the main ski areas is fast and convenient.
On and off the slopes guests are spoilt for choice with endless winter activities to choose from including heli-skiing and scenic helicopter flights, snowmobiling, dog sledding and cross country skiing. End the day with a soothing spa treatment or by exploring the lively ski villages which boast luxury accommodation, fine dining, vibrant après ski bars and designer shopping.
Vancouver and nearby Vancouver Island, home to the charming capital city of Victoria, both provide additional touring opportunities. To the east of the province, the beautiful Okanagan wine region is easily accessible from Kelowna.
For more information about travelling to British Columbia, please visit the official Tourism British Columbia website – www.hellobc.com