This region, which takes part of its name from the indigenous peoples that live here, spans latitudinally across the lower middle of the province, from the fjord-like coastline through lush rainforests to arid mountain peaks, deep canyons and the mighty Fraser River.
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British Columbia has six diverse and beautiful regions, each offering unique opportunities to experience Indigenous culture. Learn about the accommodation, activities, food and arts within each region below.
Located in the southeastern corner of the province, the Kootenay Rockies region of BC embraces five different mountain ranges, including the western ranges of the Canadian Rockies, creating breathtaking vistas and river valleys and providing a world-class outdoor playground.
Northern BC comprises more than half the entire province. At approximately 500,000 square kilometres, it is larger than California or Japan and twice the size of the United Kingdom. Much of the area is preserved and protected by a world-class system of provincial parks and nature reserves.
The Thompson Okanagan region of BC has semi-arid deserts, vast wilderness parks, and some of the most fertile farmland in the province. There are mountains, meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rolling hills, and thick forests.
This is the most populated region of BC with stunning geography ranging from oceans to mountains, and includes temperate rainforests, alpine peaks, lakes, fjords, and fertile valley delta lands.
The largest island off the Pacific Coast of continental North America, Vancouver Island is nine times larger than Long Island, New York, and larger than many European and Asian countries.