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The first Monday in August every year is British Columbia (B.C.) Day and this year it falls on tomorrow, August 4th. It’s a day to celebrate this beautiful province that I get to call home. Years ago, as part of their tourism marketing campaign, Destination B.C. used the slogan “The Best Place on Earth.” While I certainly haven’t been everywhere around the world, I do have to say that this part of Canada that I’m lucky enough to call home is most definitely stunning.
And to celebrate this beautiful province on B.C. Day, I’m sharing with you 20 stunning images of why British Columbia is the Best Place on Earth. Some of these are my images, but others have been curated from all around the web and have been credited appropriately.
So why is British Columbia the best place on Earth?
Because of amazing sunrises.
Because of Whistler and fantastic skiing opportunities
Because of our wine country.
Because of the beautiful Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii)
Because you are spoiled for choice when it comes to food.
Because you can go surfing in Tofino with some of the most amazing waves on the planet.
Because you can relax in beautiful and comfortable hot springs.
Because if you’re lucky, you might spot an orca in the wild.
Because of Victoria’s gorgeous inner harbour.
Because of the West Coast Trail – an amazing challenge.
Because you have so many fantastic (and isolated if you wish) places to go camping.
P.S. If you want more fabulous photos of BC check out this guy’s stunning Flickr feed.
Because you can see the Northern Lights (if you’re lucky!).
Because of our beautiful bright blue glacial lakes.
Because of cute little towns with big mountain views.
Because of stunning waterfalls
Because of the Vancouver Public Library
Because of the elusive Spirit Bear. It’s not an albino bear, it’s a black bear that is pigmented white.
Because you can go white water rafting through a canyon.
Because you can see this within a 30-minute drive from Downtown Vancouver.
Because of our stunning sunsets.
Want more gorgeous photos of BC? I found so many great shots and couldn’t choose my favourites so I started a gallery on Flickr.