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Favorite British Columbia Attractions

Vancouver Attractions

There are many British Columbia attractions to keep you busy and entertained while on your holiday in Vancouver.

Vancouver is a spectacular city and there is no wonder it is rated as one of the best places in the world to live or visit.

Before, during or after diving, my favorite things to do in Vancouver include:

• Ocean Kayaking around False Creek or Indian Arm

• Whale watching or eco-adventure tours

• Walking, biking or jogging the Seawall around Stanley Park

• Visiting and exploring the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park

• Renting a boat and exploring the Vancouver waterfront and Indian Arm

• Taking one of the many scenic boat cruises from Coal Harbour

• Visiting the Vancouver Maritime Museum (former workplace of James Delgado from The Sea Hunters series on the History Channel) and the Vancouver Museum (both very close to each other)

• Touring Granville Island

• Exploring, playing beach volleyball and relaxing at the nearby beaches Kitsilano (Kits) Beach, Spanish Banks, and Jericho Beach

• Skiing or snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the summer at nearby Grouse, Seymour or Cypress Mountain Ski Hills

• Crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge over in North Vancouver

What was your favorite British Columbia activity while you were in Vancouver?

Victoria Attractions

Victoria, British Columbia is a very picturesque city and has many British Columbia attractions to keep you entertained during your scuba diving holiday.

One of my favorite activities is just to sight see while taking the British Columbia attractions-BC Ferry from the mainland to Vancouver Island.

In the past, I have seen many bald eagles, seals and sea lions, a pod of Orca Killer Whales, groups of porpoise, and even witnessed a Coast Guard search & rescue operation along the way.

Other pre and post dive favorite activities include:

• Ocean kayaking

• Whale watching adventure tour

• Walking along the Ogden Point Breakwater

• Getting a Starbucks and walking around Victoria’s Inner Harbour

• Having a microbrew or two at Spinnakers Brew Pub and Restaurant

• Trying a new, award winning wine at the Church and State Winery or other wineries not far from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal

• And my wife’s favorite is to go back to the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa to get a massage after all that diving.

What’s your favorite and why?

Other British Columbia Attractions

Vancouver Island, which recently won the Best Island in North America Award, and the beautiful Gulf Islands are great places to relax, unwind and explore.

One other activity that I will never forget is my Bungy Jumping adventure in Nanaimo.

I have to remember it, because my friend Gwen accidentally recorded over the video that we bought after the jump!

They recently added a zip line, tree top adventure and giant swing so I'll have to go back soon to check it out.

I also like to:

• Salmon fish or snorkel with the salmon after my dive in Campbell River

• Body surf, storm watch, whale watch and beachcomb at Long Beach, in-between Tofino and Ucluelet, and then relax at the Wickaninnish Inn.

Help me build this British Columbia attractions guide by detailing your favorite things to do here:

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