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5 Authentic Cultural Experiences on a Road Trip in British Columbia

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Immerse yourself in the rich history of British Columbia on a journey that combines hands-on cultural experiences with Instagram-worthy landscapes. At Canada by Design, our vacations are inspired by our own adventures. They’re customizable and ensure every detail is covered so you can relax and enjoy the drive. We’ve mapped out five highlights—combine them into one epic adventure or pick and choose if you have less time but still want a genuine interaction with the region’s beauty and culture.
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Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Say goodbye to mainland Canada as you set sail with BC Ferries for Vancouver Island—one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems and a pretty big deal when it comes to premier whale watching, birding, and fishing. Be sure to keep an eye...
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Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Island North is the traditional First Nations' territory of the Kwakwaka'wakw, so who better to show you around than members of one of its 19 tribes? These guides will interpret historic exhibitions and artefacts that include ancestral...
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Ucluelet, BC, Canada
Spend a day getting acquainted with two island communities beloved for their pristine beaches, charming shops, and surf culture. Ucluelet is a local First Nations word meaning "safe harbor" and completely fitting for this quaint coastal town. Take...
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Squamish, BC, Canada
The Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver up to Whistler easily counts as one of the world’s most scenic drives. Apart from scenic photo ops, one must-experience stop is the interactive Squamish Lil’ Wat Centre showcasing the distinct cultures of the...
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Osoyoos, BC V0H, Canada
Reset your assumptions about Canada as you delve deep into its one and only desert, which happens to be conveniently located in one of Canada’s top wine regions. Interact with the Okanagan people at NK’MIP Resort and Winery—the...