Whether cultural, historical, recreational or just simply sensational, British Columbia's attractions are guaranteed to delight its visitors. These are some of the ones that we've thoroughly enjoyed …
An eternal tribute to its founder, the famous Madame Tussaud, the Royal London Wax Museum in Victoria features over 300 life-size figures. Be sure to check out the adult-only Chamber of Horrors, a grotesque trip through the history of human torture! Just moments away, the Undersea Gardens takes you below the waters of the Inner Harbour for an underwater adventure with only a pane of (very thick) glass separating you from the oceanic world of the West Coast. Witness schools of Pacific salmon amidst a sunken ruin. Lose yourself in the eerie sea anemone gardens; marvel at the divers and octopi in the underwater theatre show!
Who says education can't be fun? When you're in Vancouver, be sure to visit Science World in the silver geodesic-domed structure on the shores of downtown's False Creek. This interactive museum experience features numerous hands-on science exhibits as well as the awe-inspiring OMINMAX Theatre. Don't miss the LEGO World of Transportation Gallery, an exhibit featuring displays made from everyone's favourite childhood toy!
If you're looking for some outdoor fun, Splashdown Waterslide Park in Delta has slides ranging from tot-friendly to terrifying. And motorheads can get their go-cart fix next door at the F440 Grand Prix Race Track. But head into the city for a real thrill-ride. Playland at Hastings Park is the funfair facility at the Pacific National Exhibition grounds - an adrenaline-jacking collection of rides from classic kiddies favourites to some of the most heart-stopping you'll ever encounter. Make sure to make time between the cotton candy and tilt-a-whirl for the park's main attraction, the wooden roller coaster that has been stopping hearts since the early twentieth century.
But even Playland can't provide the ride back in time that is the Barkerville experience. Once known as "The Gold Capital of British Columbia", this ghost town is now the largest historic site in North America, with over 140 historic buildings. From guided tours and character actors to stagecoach rides, authentic restaurants, shops and even live theatre, this is your chance to live the bygone days of BC's Goldrush!
These are just a few of the events that make this province one of a kind. For more choices, you're just going to have to come and visit!