What's New in British Columbia?
When British Columbia hosted 27 days of sport for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the world took notice. Now you can share in that experience - with new sporting venues, upgraded tourist attractions and streamlined transportation.
British Columbia is open for business and you gotta be here!
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Filled with mountains, studded with clear lakes and washed by the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is rich in natural beauty. The province has a wide range of diverse landscapes, from the icefields of the mountains to the pocket deserts of the Okanagan Valley and a range of beautiful river valleys.
Against this spectacular backdrop visitors can enjoy many exciting experiences, including world-class golf, skiing and fishing, enjoying amazing wildlife viewing and visiting BC’s excellent wineries. Plus discover the culture, galleries, first-class dining, soothing spas, museums and the cosmopolitan centres of Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler .
This year BC Parks celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of the very first provincial park in British Columbia: Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. To mark this magnificent and historic milestone, BC Parks will host celebrations and events in parks across the entire province, all year long.
Tune in Saturday to win a trip for two to British Columbia including flights, three nights in Vancouver, three nights in Whistler – and a host of extras like massages, outdoor activities and restaurants.
Our lucky prize winner this week will experience the exciting cities of Vancouver and Whistler. Check out the detail of our amazing prize package:
Three-night stay at the St. Regis Hotel plus two one-hour massage and passes to the Steve Nash Sports Club.
The St. Regis Hotel is downtown Vancouver’s New York-style, newly renovated heritage hotel. Boutique in size, the hotel meticulously blends the classic with the contemporary. Room Rates include a full cooked to order breakfast, all internet use, bottled FIJI water, and global long distance. All 65 guestrooms offer state of the art plug and play technology, 32” flat screen T.V.’s, fine Italian luxury spa products, fluffy robes for guest use, laptop sized safes in each room and in room coffee. Perfectly located in the heart of Vancouver’s financial/entertainment district. (www.stregishotel.com)
Admission for two to some of Vancouver’s top attractions:
The Vancouver Lookout (www.vancouverlookout.com)
Capilano Suspension Bridge (www.capbridge.com)
Vancouver Aquarium (www.vanaqua.org).
$100 gift card to Glowbal Group of restaurants.
Relax and enjoy dinner at one of the Glowbal Group’s six restaurants:
Italian Kitchen, Coast, Sanafir, Trattoria, Glowbal or Society.
Roundtrip ground transfer to Whistler from Vancouver International Airport
Three nights’ accommodation in a double occupancy suite in Whistler (www.tourismwhistler.com)
Two 1-day lift tickets for Whistler Blackcomb (www.whistlerblackcomb.com)
$100 dinner certificate for a Whistler restaurant of your choice
Customize your trip with your choice of two activities:
Spa certificate (valued at $300)
Round of golf at the Whistler Golf Club
Rafting adventure tour
Zipline adventure tour
Cross-country of snowshoe tour
Photo credits Tourism British Columbia and:
Aquabus on False Creek with downtown highrises in Vancouver - Dannielle Hayes
People walking on Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver - M. Dorigo
Group of people golfing in Whistler - Joseph S. King
People walking along a pedestrian street in Whistler Village in the summer -Toshi Kawano
(Home page) Harrison Lake and snowy Coast Mountains in the Fraser Valley - Gunter Marx