BC is Canada's western most province, where the Rocky Mountain ranges dominate the landscape. Hiking and camping in the mountains can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for visitors. Ski resorts abound, both for groomed hills and backcountry skiing, including powder heli-skiing and snow cat lodges. As well there are desert like conditions in the sunny Okanagan Valley, centered on a long chain of lakes with towns and small cities along the way. This is wine country and there are numerous vineyards that you can tour and sample.
The coastal city of Vancouver was a recent host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and has many winter sporting facilities to sample. Nearby Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains continue the skiing tradition. The city of Vancouver is multicultural and offers fine cuisines from Europe, Asia, and all parts of the globe. There are many theaters and performance events from which choose.