Sandwiched between the southern region and the North of British Columbia, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of the province is made up of three distinct regions – the Cariboo, the Chilcotin and the Coastal Regions.
Ever thought of stepping into a barrel and squashing some grapes? You can do that in the Okanagan. Ever wanted to paddle out onto an endless lake with only you and your paddleboard? You can do that in the Thompson region, just north of the Okanagan.
This is a place where dreams start. Imagine a destination where you can hike through ancient rainforests by morning, surf the shores by afternoon and enjoy cuisine and culture by night. Canada's most westerly of destinations can make you feel like you’re not in Canada anymore.
Visiting the Alberta Rockies is like being transported to a world of infinite possibilities for soft or hard-core adventures. Between the vast snowy peaks, jewel blue lakes, forests, campgrounds and trails you can luxuriate in a “castle” in the Rockies or get rustic hiking into a historic back-country lodge, like the Skoki.
Calgary is often referred to by many monikers that speak to its western heritage – Texas of Canada and Cowtown, to name a couple. But relics of the Wild West are just a small slice of what Calgary and its surrounding towns have to offer.
At the heart of Alberta there’s a unique mix of small towns and ranches for miles. And in between parks, prairie and waterways ripe for exploring. From vast golden plains, to the monolithic Rocky Mountains and abundant coniferous trees, Central Alberta is picturesque in every way.
Why not spend time wandering Edmonton’s’ green spaces? There are certainly plenty of them. In fact, the only other with more parklands within its city footprint in all of North America is New York, because of Central Park.
This is a region of Alberta few take the time to visit, but those who do are met with a menu of experiences that might require a week or even a month. Towns and communities are the basecamps to fuel up and head out into the backcountry for nature, boating and camping adventures.
Southern Alberta has a rich mix of prehistoric history, First Nations culture, and encompasses towns with attractions as unique as a Japanese Garden or an energetic cafe culture. Wandering around Southern Alberta’s Badlands is an otherworldly experience unlike anything you’ve seen.