In British Columbia, you can enjoy mountain sports like never before. Skiing and snowboarding, backcountry ski, heli-skiing, snowmobiling or ice climbing are some of the winter activities you have to try if you’re in Canada during the cold season.
The province of British Columbia (BC) is located in the west side of the country, bordering the Yukon and the Northwest Territories to the north, U.S.A to the south, Alberta to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its capital is Victoria (located on Vancouver Island) and its total population is 4,648,055; making it the third most populous province in Canada, after Ontario and Quebec.
The most popular outdoor activity in British Columbia is skiing and snowboarding. That’s why it has so many ski resorts throughout its territory. On the north side of Vancouver, you can enjoy the slopes of Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, and Cypress Mountain
In Thompson Okanagan, the most famous ones are Sun Peaks, Big White, and Silver Star Mountain
For the most daring and experienced ones, the popular Rocky Mountains is definitely the perfect spot! Kootenay has Fernie Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort .
In all these resorts, besides having fun skiing, you will enjoy a stunning natural environment, which honors the popular slogan of the province “Beautiful British Columbia”.
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Surely you’ve heard about Whistler Blackcomb, BC’s most popular resort. It has been repeatedly named as the best ski resort in North America. In addition, Whistler is a location well known for its après-ski. You can enjoy the gastronomy and the good atmosphere in any of its restaurants, bars and pubs. And of course, let’s not forget about the nightlife!
“Whistler Blackcomb is a place where deep mountain culture blends with a spirit of adventure, evolution and international fame. It is a place sculpted by legendary picks, Olympic athletes, and an insatiable astonishment. Two mountains converge on a lift pass and join at the base of Whistler Village at the end of the day: the vibrant and iconic epicenter of the winter festival. All in all, it is what sets us apart as a first-class ski resort in all forms” – this is what is told about Whistler Blackcomb.
If you are passionate about skiing or snowboarding, Whistler Blackcomb is a must!
British Columbia was the pioneer in the practice of Heli-ski, introducing this modality of ski more than 40 years ago. To practice Heli-ski you access by helicopter to an intact alpine area of virgin snow that ensures an epic and unforgettable experience. A rush of adrenaline in which enjoy the backcountry ski/snowboard in its purest state.
Currently, you can find more than 20 companies that offer this activity. There have different promotional packages that also include accommodation. But you can also spend only the day and return home after the activity.
Highly recommended activity for those who dare to descend through the wilderness!
If you like climbing, there are some options available in Mountain skills Academy & Adventures in Whistler and Rock Solid Adventures in North Vancouver.
In addition to these activities, BC’s natural environment offers many other outdoor adventure options such as dogsledding or cross-country skiing. If you want to know in depth these and other leisure possibilities in BC we recommend the website of Hello BC where you will find a lot of videos and photos of the beautiful and extraordinary British Columbia.
And finally, If you’re an adventurer thinking about to come to British Columbia to Study, and spend some time doing these amazing activities, we recommend you to check Whistler Adventure School (WAS); Is a career training post-secondary school where, beside the ESL English Courses, you can learn Marketing and Media, Design and Innovation, Retail and Manufacturing, Snowmobile and backcountry, or, How to become a Rock Climbing Guide, Ski or Snowboard guide, Alpine guide or Bike guide.
*Check Was’ Instagram, It has wonderful pictures!!