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Sightseeing in British Columbia

Art Gallery
“Permanent collection of Canadian artists like local Emily Carr and Ontario’s Group of Seven. Also, always wonderful temporary exhibits of modern and historical art.”
450 locals recommend
History Museum
“Calgary history in one place. Has an old tram that takes you from lower parking lots to entrance. Once inside the park there are rides and restaurants and exhibits from the last century.”
125 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Craigdarroch Castle is a definitive Victorian experience. Built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria, this legendary mansion now shines over the city.”
92 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Underneath Vancouver, Canada, there runs a series of steam pipes connected to a generating plant at Georgia and Beatty Streets. The system provides heat to most of the downtown core, and provides the steam for the whistles of the Gastown steam clock.”
90 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great place to visit!! Historic Fort is amazing. The village is filled with shops, cafes, antiques and more. About 30 minute drive.”
26 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Chinatown, a commercial (and increasingly residential) neighbourhood within the Downtown Eastside, has been one of Vancouver’s most vibrant areas since the City’s beginnings. It got its start as a ghetto on the edge of the Granville Townsite in the late 1880s when scores of Chinese immigrants arrived to work BC’s mines and build its railroads. Despite the institutional racism of the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act and the anti-animated neon signage laws of 1974, it has endured with outside forces doing little to curb its vibrancy. Today it is home to an eclectic mix of traditional and trendy eateries, markets, gardens, temples, and a wide assortment of businesses ranging from tea shops and apothecaries to art galleries and vintage stores. Its future is uncertain, however, as developers are cashing in on its cool cachet and consequently – dramatically – impacting the neighbourhood’s affordability while also eroding its unique character. How much more of this it can take remains to be seen, but the tipping point between its survival and its end feels closer than ever. Chinatown’s borders are debatable, but for the purposes of this guide they are squared by Abbott St. in the west, Gore Ave. in the east, E. Pender St. in the north and E. Georgia St. in the south”
30 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Our favourite spot to sit in the wooden chairs and watch the sunset. Be there for the 9 o’clock gun that fires across the harbour. A real Vancouver gem”
22 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you want to learn more about the endangered ecosystem of the South Okanagan, definitely check out this interpretive experience. It is self guided outdoor tour. ”
5 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Our mission: The Okanagan Science Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to "inspire scientific inquiry through dynamic and interactive learning experiences; to encourage all ages to appreciate the relevance and universality of science, and its application in our region." Current show is "Dinosaurs Unearthed"”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“A 15 minute drive to downtown, enjoy the sights, tastes of Calgary's chinatown.”
5 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“10 min drive west of okotoks.Big Rock is a 16,500-tonne boulder that lies on the otherwise flat, relatively featureless, surface of the Canadian Prairies in Alberta. It is part of the 930-kilometre-long Foothills Erratics Train of typically angular boulders of distinctive quartzite and pebbly quartzite. ”
6 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Patio Patio patio!!!! Local, cool vibe. Great place to people watch in the evening in the heart of Gastown. ”
6 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Iconic stone statue overlooking English Bay! Great photo spot at sunset, lots of great ways to use as backdrop. The entire area is alive with people in the summer, a must visit location while in Vancouver.”
9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Lovely castle and themed gardens. Used in the series 'X-Men' and 'Smallville" show. Built in 1908- visit the themed gardens.- step back in time- just a short walk away! ”
4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Old Heritage House built in 1893 and used as a museum to show the lifestyle of the Roedde family. A tour Admission only $5 including a guide.”
5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“I still have to attend the tour myself but its on the bucket list for this summer as it has received rave reviews.”
2 locals recommend