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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

British Columbia-Canada

Canada's most westerly province, British Columbia is huge and diverse. If you love the great outdoors, you will never be bored in a province that is so beautiful, with such variation, and with so many opportunities for hiking, rafting, sailing and skiing, to name just a few.British Columbia is studded with breathtakingly beautiful, snow-capped mountains that puncture vast, blue skies. You will also find long stretches of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, wineries, orchards, forests and snowmelt-fed lakes that glisten with an intense hue. There is even Canada's only desert: Osoyoos, in the southern Okanagan, which is home to rattlesnakes, scorpions and prickly pear cacti. If you are seeking unspoiled wilderness, then British Columbia is the perfect province to lose yourself in.If you want company, however, there are plenty of modern and lively cities and towns in British Columbia. Vancouver has scores of galleries, museums and bars. But even in Vancouver you are never too removed from nature: the city contains Canada's largest city park, Stanley Park.With nine national parks and numerous provincial parks, British Columbia is renowned more for its nature than its urban settings. From kayaking with whales off the coast to driving down a highway flanked by mountains, British Columbia will enchant you

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