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  • What is the New Sea to Sky Gondola?

    What is the New Sea to Sky Gondola?
    Taking you 850 metres above sea level, the new Sea to Sky Gondola that's due to open in May will open up brand new hiking opportunities for keen ramblers and outdoor enthusiasts in British Columbia. Located just south of Squamish on Highway 99, the eight minute Sea to Sky Gondola ride will provide panoramic views of the surrounding sea, mountains and forests.
  • The Whistler Sliding Centre

    The Whistler Sliding Centre
    The Whislter Sliding Centre; it sounds like a place where only fun can be had. Well, it is a place where only fun can be had, but what’s the Whistler Sliding Centre all about? These days, the Whistler Sliding Centre offers public bobsleigh and skeleton rides during the winter season as part of the sport experience programme and the Olympic legacy.
  • Top Ways to Revive Olympic Fever in British Columbia

    Top Ways to Revive Olympic Fever in British Columbia
    With the 2014 Olympic Winter Games kicking off in Sochi, Russia, on Friday 7th February, fond memories of British Columbia’s time in the limelight are inevitable, not to mention irresistible. When you’re overcome by nostalgia, though, don’t weep into your red mittens while cradling your Quatchi plush toy. Instead, get out there and enjoy gold medal-calibre experiences that live on in BC.
  • Ski Events in British Columbia

    Ski Events in British Columbia
    If you’re looking for ski and snowboard events in BC then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got everything you need from now until the end of the season – they hardest thing will be deciding which events to go to! It doesn’t matter whether you ski or snowboard – in fact, it doesn’t matter if you ski at all! – there are plenty events to choose from to keep you occupied until Spring.
  • Hitting the Griz Bar

    Hitting the Griz Bar
    There are many legendary après ski bars in Canada and the United States, but only one stands powder deep above them all – The Griz Bar. Where do you find this wondrous watering hole? At Fernie Alpine Resort in British Columbia, that’s where. Matt Mosteller, author and adventurer, had the pleasure and honour of hitting the Griz Bar and seeing what it was all about.
  • Talking About the Whistler Biathlon

    Talking About the Whistler Biathlon
    The expression on people’s faces when they try out biathlon for the first time ever, and doing what the athletes did during the 2010 Winter Games, is unbelievable. It’s one of the things that I absolutely love about my job. As the director of Whistler Olympic Park, a cross country Nordic ski area just south of Whistler, I feel honoured to see those vivid expressions every single day.
  • The Benefits of Being Jet Lagged

    The Benefits of Being Jet Lagged
    The UK is a world away from British Columbia. Well, about half a world really. The thing is, it only takes about 10 hours to fly there, as you go over the world, rather than around it (up via Greenland, then down to the West Coast). This of course plays havoc with your body clock. With the time difference being -8 hours that of the Britain, you arrive just under two hours after you leave.
  • Love Food? Love Wine? Love BC!

    Love Food? Love Wine?  Love BC!
    For anyone that considers food and wine to be among the better things in life (and we're among those who do), you would be crazy to ignore what British Columbia has to offer. From the best wine in the world (yes, from the Mission Hill Estate in the Okanagan wineries), to one of the leading lights in the street cart movement, BC really does have it all.
  • British Columbia’s Après-ski Hot-spots

    British Columbia’s Après-ski Hot-spots
    Boasting 13 award-winning ski resorts, British Columbia offers skiers and boarders endless amounts of alpine fun, both on and off the slopes. Celebrate epic runs, share tall tales of mountain adventure, and unwind after a long day of tearing up the piste in some of British Columbia’s après-ski hot-spots. Wherever you're going in BC, you're bound to find the perfect après ski bar for you.
  • Skiing for Families

    Skiing for Families
    Whether you’re looking to shred the slopes with the little ones or in a big group, you won’t be short of options in British Columbia. With spectacular scenery, varying runs, a veritable bevy of restaurants and available accommodation all season, there’s something for everyone. So, if you’re looking to get away this season with the loved ones, here are some of the best places to go in BC.
  • Sun Peaks by Cenneth Sparby

    Sun Peaks by Cenneth Sparby

    After three intensive days of skiing in Whistler (with great powder and great food) my colleague and I travelled to Sun Peaks to add the experience of a smaller ski-resort during our visit to British Columbia. It was a wonderful destination, both for alpine skiing and cross-country.

  • Hit the surf as well as the slopes in British Columbia

    Hit the surf as well as the slopes in British Columbia
    British Columbia is famous for its skiing, but did you know that it’s also famous for its surfing too? The surf culture in Canada has been slowly growing year after year, and the surf spots on the west coast of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii in northern British Columbia, are among some of the best surf spots in the world. If you’re looking for some incredibly secluded spots you can’t go wrong with BC.
  • There’s no place like BC if you’re looking for powder

    There’s no place like BC if you’re looking for powder
    It’s official! British Columbia has the best powder skiing in North America.
  • Red Mountain Resort by Mika Hakkola

    Red Mountain Resort by Mika Hakkola

    RED, as it’s affectionately known, offers some of the best fall-line skiing/boarding on the continent because of the steep, undulating, powder laden areas that make up the resort.

  • Everyone Needs A Little Island Time!

    Everyone Needs A Little Island Time!
    Vancouver Island is a land of extremes offering leisurely outdoor adventures - hiking through old-growth rainforests, kayaking with whales, watching grizzly bears in their natural habitat, fishing, surfing or getting pampered at any number of fabulous spas.
  • Latest Offers

    We are delighted to tell you that we have joined up with four tour operator partners to offer you some amazing itinerary ideas for your next summer holiday to BC:

  • Ski with an Olympian, from a helicopter, or qualify as an instructor … all available at a BC resort this winter

    Ski with an Olympian, from a helicopter, or qualify as an instructor … all available at a BC resort this winter
    This season’s heli-skiing kicks off on December 11th at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, with a whole new set of tours available throughout the winter. For the first time, you can have a heli-skiing day tour with the Powder Adventure which gives you five different runs over the course of a day, or the extended Two-Day No Frills tour for 10 runs. Revelstoke is the only resort in the world with lift, cat and heli-skiing from one village base.
  • Variety and adventure are the spices of life by Matt Mosteller

    Variety and adventure are the spices of life by Matt Mosteller
    Fly into Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC), the closest airport to skiing in North America! With 7 World Class Ski Resorts and 5 National Parks to explore this truly brings a whole new meaning to easy access to adventure.
  • Ski with an Olympian

    Ski with an Olympian
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski with an Olympian? Follow in their tracks, copy their technique or hear their stories? Wonder no longer with Snow School’s most exclusive programme….. Ski with an Olympian offers you the ability to spend a day skiing with an Olympian. Not really a lesson, this is more of a personalised guided tour – tailored to your requirements and ability.
  • Off Piste Training Camp

    Off Piste Training Camp
    Develop your thirst for untamed terrain and improve your skills in the rough stuff with Sun Peak’s new Off Piste Training Camp. Explore the exciting terrain Sun Peaks has to offer including steeps, glades, powder and moguls. While developing your all mountain skills and increasing your confidence, top coaches will show you places only the locals know about. Guaranteed improvement in your off-piste skills!
  • Discover Whistler's Wonder Routes

    Discover Whistler's Wonder Routes

    Toronto-born Josie Heisig moved to British Columbia in 2001 and the slopes of Whistler soon came calling…

  • Going Large in BC's Big White

    Going Large in BC's Big White

    A veteran of Big White’s slopes Jim Loyd has been a pass holder at Canada’s only ski in ski out resort, just a short transfer from Vancouver or Calgary, for over 50 years…

  • My Road to the Powder Highway

    My Road to the Powder Highway

    Europhile Emilie Cayer-Huard, came to BC via Europe – now a confirmed fan of the steeps and deeps of Kicking Horse, she won’t be looking back….


  • Your BC Bucket List: Meet the friendly locals...

    Your BC Bucket List: Meet the friendly locals...

    A grizzly bear feeding on salmon in the wild; a whale breaching just off a kayak’s bow, eagles gathered in their thousands: these images are the stuff of life lists, but they’re surprisingly accessible in British Columbia…

  • Your BC Bucket List: Land adventures

    Your BC Bucket List: Land adventures

    From stunning mountain peaks and rugged cowboy country, to coastal rainforest paths and sun drenched wineries, BC’s natural playground is enormous – as are the ways to explore it.

  • Your BC Bucket List: Coastal adventures

    Your BC Bucket List:  Coastal adventures

    With coastline including deep, mountainous fjords, dozens of marine parks, and nearly 28,000 marine islands, there’s plenty of liquid territory to choose from in BC…

  • Scaling New Heights in Big White...

    Scaling New Heights in Big White...

    After a long day cruising the runs of Big White ski resort, I had decided to scale heights of a different kind with the resort’s latest-after hours attraction, an ice-climbing tower.

  • Taking to the waters in BC's kayak country

    Taking to the waters in BC's kayak country

    How do you choose where to paddle over 25,000km of coastline and 28,000 marine islands of British Columbia? That was the challenge I set myself…

  • Riding the waves...

    Riding the waves...

    I had come to Vancouver Island’s wild west coast to stage my world debut in surfing. Pacific Surf School had promised to make my first Tofino wave an unforgettable experience.

  • A Day of Whistler-stop adventure...

    A Day of Whistler-stop adventure...

    When I heard I’d be cycling the Whistler Valley Trail with Rick, our Canadian Ironman in training, I felt mixed emotions… Excitement at the stunning scenery but shame at the lack of training preparation I had put in for my trip to Canada’s outdoor adventure haven.

  • Top Ideas for family winter fun

    Top Ideas for family winter fun

    Just because BC is home to snow-capped ranges doesn’t mean everybody has to snap into their skis. Time to sample family winter fun BC-style.

  • Reaching Olympic heights...

    Reaching Olympic heights...

    Fresh from my skeleton briefing at the Whistler Sliding Centre I was ready to make like an Olympian and experience thrilling speeds of up to 100km/hr.

  • Snowshoe fun for all the family

    Snowshoe fun for all the family

    When I first heard we were going on an evening snowshoe adventure in Sun Peaks, I imagined trudging through the snow with tennis racquet-style contraptions attached to my feet. Nothing could be farther from the truth…

  • Vancouver Island's Top 5 hikes

  • Bending Time in the Rockies

    p.There’s a trail just outside of Fernie, a postcard-perfect Rocky Mountain town surrounded by spectacular wilderness and jagged mountain peaks just three hours from Calgary, that defies the laws of physics, specifically those dealing with time…

  • 150 feet high & flying through the air

  • BC's year round adventure resort

    p.Discover Whistler, a four seasons mountain resort in British Columbia for all the family.

  • Great activities in BC

    Sailing, rafting, hiking, storm-watching and other great activities in British Columbia…

  • Join the party

    The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have transformed Vancouver and Whistler…

  • Let the games begin

    p.Excitement is growing for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Just back from Vancouver and Whistler, UK journalist Paul Wade says everyone and anyone can join the party!

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New 2013 BC Ski eGuide available now!

Ski-Guide-2013

With 13 resorts to choose from, deciding where to hit British Columbia's slopes can sometimes prove your biggest dilemma. The new BC Ski eGuide is here to help.

Download the latest BC Ski eGuide