We went looking for photos on flickr that best capture British Columbia at its finest. Each photo represents a reason to visit and study in BC.
A Note on Sourcing BC Photos
The photos featured in this album were found through flickr. Visitors to BC as well as residents have tagged their work under the Creative Commons license. We’ve linked to the conditions of each license in the photo credit.
Above all, BC is best experienced in the company of good friends!
Skiers and snowboarders travel far and wide to descend the slopes of Whistler, Blackcomb.
British Columbia’s mountains are often referred to as “supernatural” in their beauty.
Spend a summer’s day swimming and boating on Lake Okanagan.
Famous for its vineyards, the Okanagan Valley features more than 100 wineries.
Steveston Village is a fishing village outside of Vancouver and a wonderful place to visit. Travel to the boardwalk in spring or summer and enjoy fresh fish and chips on the docks.
Stanley Park’s totem poles are a tribute and reminder of BC’s cultural history.
Shopping in Vancouver is a colourful experience with shopping malls, boutiques, busy streets and outdoor vendors open for business.
Downtown dancing in Vancouver’s Robson Square is open to the community in the summer time.
Prince Rupert is a coastal city further north in British Columbia. This photo captures a still and quiet snow evening in wintertime.
A photo of BC legislature buildings in the provincial capital of Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Pacific Rim National Park is on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This protected wilderness is home to a rich ecosystem of marine wildlife. Walk its windy shorelines and experience BC’s true West Coast.
Mount Robson Provincial Park is the second oldest park in BC and rests snug in the Rocky Mountains.
The Lionsgate Bridge connects downtown Vancouver to West Vancouver and is an iconic manmade landmark.
British Columbia offers some of the best kayak experiences in the world. We encourage you to try it for the first time on the BC Coast.
Inukshuk were traditionally built on the shoreline by the Inuit. They serve as navigational aids as well as symbols of welcome for seafarers.
This installation art piece stands at a busy downtown Vancouver intersection near English Bay.
Granville Island is an indoor food and crafts market. Visit on an empty stomach and sample all of the delights vendors have to offer.
The Gastown Steam Clock is a tourist favourite in downtown Vancouver and part of an iconic neighbourhood full of city history.
Every summer, Vancouver hosts the “Celebration of Light”, an international fireworks competition. Over four nights, three different countries compete for the best show, ending in one grand finale performance. The event draws over one million people to Vancouver’s beaches and takes place at the end of July and the beginning of August.
BC is a yoga province. Drop in classes operate in parks and on beaches in and around Vancouver. It’s a wonderful way to take part in an activity that draws together so many British Columbians.
Dusk at English Bay in downtown Vancouver.
You may find yourself at a conference, performance or concert at the UBC Chan Centre, part of the University of British Columbia.
Cathedral Grove is an old-growth forest on Vancouver Island. Pay a visit to this breathtaking piece of wilderness on your way up to visit Tofino.
The Burrard Street Bridge is one of three bridges connecting Vancouver to its downtown core. You can walk, ride, or drive over the bridge and catch a view of the city and English Bay.
Travel to Vancouver Island on a BC Ferry and pay a visit to the provincial capital, Victoria.
It’s easy living if you’re a jellyfish in the Vancouver Aquarium.