There are many reasons to add Canada's westernmost province, British Columbia, to your must-visit travel list. Whether you're seeking mountains or coastline, national parks or skiing, British Columbia has it— and much more. Popular destinations in British Columbia are Vancouver (the capital city), Whistler, and Victoria.

With more than 1,100 home exchanges in British Columbia, you're sure to find one that suits your needs and makes it possible to have an affordable vacation in this gorgeous province. Your local hosts will be happy to give ideas for things to do while visiting their province. To get you started, we asked our Facebook community to share their favorite things to do in British Columbia. Here are their tips.

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I am in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. There are sooo many things to do/see in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. Butchart Gardens, Hatley Castle (Many of the X-Men movies were filmed here), Rathtrevor Beach, Strathcona Park, and Tofino/Long Beach! -Karen

The beautiful Okanagan Valley! Famous for its wineries, beautiful beaches, hiking, mountain biking and skiing. But my favourite - the farmer’s markets because where you can grow great grapes for wine, you can also grow amazing fruit and vegetables. We eat fully local from farms in our area all summer long! I recommend:

-Grey Monk Estate Winery
-Lake Okanagan
-Silver Star Mountain Resort
-Spion Kop hiking - one of MANY trails to beautiful views!
-Beautiful orchards at our doorstep


We love the Predator Ridge Resort Community! -Moreen

Big White Mountain near Kelowna, BC in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. A world class winter and summer destination. Ski, snowboard, ice climb, skate, dog sled, apres ski... all the wonderful winter sports! Plus, get away from the city life and enjoying hiking or mountain biking in the summer. -Jennifer

OMG - every inch of BC is worth discovering! From Revelstoke in the east to Tofino in the absolute west - my FAVOURITE part of the world. Wish I was Canadian so I could live there. -Emma

Vancouver is our second home - but we have friends to stay with - like for four months in lockdown. Even so, we managed to see some favourite places and new ones too! Hiked to Eagle’s Bluff from Cypress Bowl a couple of Saturdays ago. We love Capilano Valley kayaking and BC Ferries have the best views. Visited Sunshine Coast on our return from Comox to North Vancouver. -Gwen

British Columbia is known for its stunning mountains, forests, and coast line. Sunshine Coast, just a short ferry away, takes you into the heart of community with trees and families that love being there. July is an amazing month with the mandala repainting at Roberts Creek to remind our world of love. Fresh food, sea breezes and beautiful scenery is plenty. It's an amazing place to be! -Luba

Squamish, Vancouver Island, Whistler, Joffre Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park. Amazing places! Went on an exchange here two years ago. -Malin

Vancouver is a beautiful city (not on Vancouver Island), also Wells Gray Provincial Park for the waterfalls. -Deborah

Get lost in BC, everything is beautiful. -Eulália

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