British Columbia is a holiday destination which is known around the world, with Vancouver and Whistler the hosts of the 2010 Winter Olympics, also known as a great place to invest in business and real estate.
From arid semi-desert climates in the Okanagan Valley, the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and Vancouver Island, 'Beautiful British Columbia' is also known for world-class golfing, boating, skiing, opal mining, and some of the most pristine old growth forest and purest waters on the globe.
Currency Exchange: Canadian currency exchange rates are close to par with the US dollar, keeping real estate prices reasonable. Canada is consistently rated as one of the world's safest places to visit and live, and many international visitors own recreational properties and second homes here. Across Canada, BC is recognized as a remarkable holiday destination, and for offering a most attractive lifestyle.
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DESTINATION: Vancouver and Victoria
Daily flights to Vancouver and select flights to Victoria from North American Cities including: Calgary, Edmonton, Charlottetown, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax, Hamilton, Honolulu, Kelowna, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Maui, Montreal, Orlando, Ottawa, Phoenix, Regina, Saskatoon, Tampa, Toronto, and Winnipeg.
DESTINATION: Kelowna International Airport
Daily flights between Kelowna International Airport and
- Calgary and Edmonton, non-stop
- Seattle, Wa., non-stop
- Spokane, Wa., via Calgary ~4hr:20min.
Kelowna Airport shuttle service is available to Vernon, Winfield, Oyama, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton year-round, and ski-shuttle service is also available to Big White Ski Resort and Silver Star Mountain Resort and Alpine Training Center.
British Columbia Climate and Regions:
BC COASTAL AREAS AND LOWER MAINLAND:
VANCOUVER ISLAND AND GULF ISLANDS: Ranked North America's best island to visit, Vancouver Island is home to BC's capital city of Victoria. HelloBC.com, the province's official tourism website, reports that Vancouver Island has "one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. Rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes create habitats for multitudes of wildlife species." Within the metropolitan Capital region centered around the city of Victoria and the Saanich area, and sparsely populated rural areas, the opportunities are abundant in real estate and recreation including golf, whale watching, and fishing and cultural activities. Don't forget to dine out and sample BC's own dessert - Nanaimo Bars. VANCOUVER ISLAND VACATIONS
THOMPSON OKANAGAN: BC's Thompson Okanagan region is well-known for it's golf courses, lakes, beaches, vineyards and orchards, and ski resorts including Apex in the South Okanagan, Silver Star Mountain Resort in the North Okanagan, Big White in the Central Okanagan and Sunpeaks in the Thompson near Kamloops. A famed Canadian destination for tourism, the Thompson Okanagan contains Canada's only desert climate. Summers are dry and hot, producing the best wine grapes in the country. Okanagan Wine tours and tastings, is just one of many a tourist favourites.