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British Columbia genuinely has it all. In Vancouver City you can be enjoying a lunch of the finest Chinese food, followed by an afternoon of powder skiing at Whistler in the nearby Blackcomb Mountains. The mountain forests provide superb trekking in the Summer, and the rivers and lakes are an irresistible draw for fly fishers seeking the famous Bull Trout in the crystal clear snow melt waters. The locals are warm, friendly and immensely proud of their beautiful and unique State. Our pick of the best places to stay in British Columbia range for chic city pads to remote wilderness lodges - there is something for everyone, whatever your reason to visit!
The earliest European exploration of the area was by Captain George Vancouver in June 1792, but settlement by Europeans via sea and the Canadian Transcontinental Railway was more than a hundred years later - well after the Hudson’s Bay Company had declared and named the State, British Columbia in 1854. Settlers then followed from India and China, establishing the city of Vancouver and the capital city of Victoria as the richly diverse and truly multicultural centres of Canada’s Pacific coastline.
Beyond its proud history, British Columbia attracts visitors seeking anything from chic city breaks to those looking for peace and splendour of the wilderness and backcountry which cater for all the possible outdoor pursuits and wildlife experiences you can imagine.
If you are making your trip in the Autumn months, the best places to stay in British Columbia will truly treat you to the fabulous colours of the Canadian Fall. The winter months herald the superb powder skiing of the famous mountain resorts of BC, then spring and summer months transform British Columbia into the stunning green landscapes for trout fishers, trekkers and kayakers.
Two Lodges in particular are truly wonderful for their spectacular trout fishing.
The wildlife in British Columbia is amazing and certain Lodges are particularly set up to arrange for guided tours, or for private treks along well mapped trails. At the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge they are professionals at providing unforgettable wildlife experiences, and this may include sightings of bears!
You'll find superb hotels and ski lodges in British Columbia, each with their own special charm and attraction. Our pick of the best places to stay in British Columbia for wintersports are scattered throughout a number of different resorts in the Rocky Mountains.
Whistler (British Columbia)
A 'has it all' hotel in the ultimate adventure playground. Whether it's a traditional room or a loft suite required you'll find the rooms spacious and tastefully designed. Fill your days in the outdoors be it skiing or bungee jumping before unwinding over a glass or two in the hotel's wine bar.
A stylish hotel located in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler. The sleek modern rooms feature floating fireplaces, comfy beds, and original art pieces. Ski storage, rental and repair make this the ideal ski hotel, while proximity to Whistlers top restaurants and clubs takes care of après ski!
Beautiful spa resort on a rocky headland of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The spacious and light suites come with kitchens, fireplaces and chic stone and wood features. The pool deck faces out onto the magnificent ocean for an invigorating dip. A hip outpost on this raw coastline!
Tofino, British Columbia
A charming lodge perched on the beautiful Cox Bay Beach. Rooms feature comfy beds and fireplaces, upgrade to a cottage for direct private beach access. Wall to wall windows give the restaurant an impression of opening right out into the bay. Warm and welcoming beach getaway.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Luxury apartments with undisturbed sea views. Fully equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, seating areas and outdoor decks add to the hideaway agenda. Bring out the beach BBQ, relax in the hot tub or explore the water sports available. The perfect romantic getaway or family home for the week.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Pristine wilderness invites you while the views, hideaway location and Pacific Ocean will make you want to stay. Rustic yurts, highend wood cabins and rooms capture the great outdoors with views to die for, or simply wake up to. Breakfast is served in the lodge, as is a three course dinner.
Tofino, British Columbia
Panoramic sea views, throw in sublime food and an all natural spa and this becomes a romantic hideaway location. Comfort and luxury adorn all the rooms and suites, with balconies and modern bathrooms. Pointe Restaurant serves West Coast dishes or head to On The Rocks for a sundowner.
A breathtaking 160 acre luxury ranch sitting under the Marble Range mountains. Decor is elegant with a rustic touch, warm wood floors and exposed beams matched with plush linens, local artworks and gourmet dining. The upscale spa provides Thai and European treatment. A sophisticated wilderness.
A remote glamping resort in the arrestingly beautiful Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. The Victorian style safari tents ooze opulence with Oriental rugs, antique fourposters and roaring wood stoves. The chefs prepare locally sourced mouthwatering food to a five star standard. Utter heaven!
A large chalet-style ski lodge right at the foot of the Kimberley Alpine Resort. Charming homely suites come with full kitchenette and living area, some feature balconies with fantastic views of the slopes. This is the perfect active getaway with ski school, pool, and miles of mountain to explore.
A boutique B&B nestled on a wooded acre, of the Panorama Mountain Village ski resort. The rustic chic log cabin rooms feature such homely touches, Oriental rugs and decorative pictures. The on site restaurant is second to none with a fantastic wine list. Perfect location for hitting the slopes.
Chic and comfortable, an all inclusive wilderness retreat in a breathtaking location. Abundant wildlife and adventure sports outdoors. Multiple pools, a lavish spa and tennis courts indoors. A gourmet restaurant offering world class tasting menus. Spectacular scenery and an ultra luxury property.