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British Columbia: Tourism & Recreation Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography BC Trip Planner/Poster


Web Links

Parks Canada  

This government Web site has detailed information about the many popular National Parks and Historic Sites in British Columbia. Excellent photographs and descriptions are available here.


This Web site provides travel information for the main cities and communities throughout British Columbia. The Web site has lists of events, parks, top attractions, historic sites, and great places to have fun. Start planning your trip to BC here!




Web Activity

?_Geography BC Trip Planner/Poster

Each year, millions of tourists visit British Columbia. Some tourists come to enjoy activities and events in the cities. Others come to experience British Columbia's wilderness. What would you like to do if you came to British Columbia? Would you like to go on a whale-watching trip, walk across one of the longest and highest suspension bridges, ride a gondola to the top of a mountain then mountain bike down, snowboard a glacier in July, or raft down a whitewater river? This activity will give you an opportunity to plan a trip to British Columbia.

1. Click on British Columbia to research the festivals, events, cities, parks,

    cultural and adventure activities you would like to visit in each of British

    Columbia's six tourist regions.

2. Click on the "Regions and Towns" link on the left-hand side of the page

    to start your research. Click here to download a worksheet on which to

    collect your data.

3. After you have collected your information, create a poster of your planned

    trip. Will you go in winter, or in summer? Include an itinerary, and a map

    of BC on which you label the places you plan to visit. How will you get to

    your destinations? If you're planning to drive, label your route on your

    map. Use illustrations for some of the stops on your vacation.