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The westernmost province of Canada, on the Pacific Ocean.

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Where was this picture of Squamish, BC captured?

Can I access, by private car, the location where the photo below was captured?
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How far north from Vancouver can you get by train?

If I start in Vancouver, there are certainly trains heading east and north (and south). What I want to know is how far north I can get using just trains, if I start in Vancouver, BC? And are they ...
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Which mountains in the Lower Mainland, BC can be ascended by private car in the summer? [closed]

Like Cypress Mountain (via Cypress Bowl Rd.) and Mount Seymour (via Mt. Seymour Road), what satisfies these criteria: They must be located within the following (demarcated) area: My grandparents ...
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What are typical Canadian meal times?

I'm preparing a trip to British Columbia (Kootenays area) in early August, and since I like to organise my days in detail (all the way from getting up to going to bed) in order to get the most out of ...
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Is it safe to drive at night in the Canadian Rockies?

As part of a road trip, I am thinking of crossing the Canadian Rockies by car during night time, from Banff, AB to Kamloops, BC. I am aware that some areas in Canada are not recommended to be driven ...
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Options for cooking own food while traveling to Canada?

I'm planning to travel to Canada on my own for about one month in British Columbia area, I'll be in Vancouver part of the time, and I'll want to see more of the area. I'm looking for options for ...
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Visiting Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, British Columbia (Canada)/Hyder, Alaska (USA)

Near the southernmost point of the British Columbia, Canada/Alaska, USA border is a beautiful glacier named Salmon Glacier. Apparently this glacier can be visited using a gravel road from the town of ...
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Banff to Vancouver via Kootenay and Okanagan valley in three days: does it make sense?

In July I'll spend some days in Banff, and a few days after that I'll need to catch a flight in Vancouver. I would like to spend as many days as possible in Vancouver, so I'd like to keep the trip ...
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Walking back down Grouse Mountain, after doing the Grouse Grind?

While I'm in Vancouver next week, I'm (weather permitting) planning to do the Grouse Grind hike up Grouse Mountain. Once up at the top there, I expect I'll do a few of the trails around the top, but ...
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Where's this in Lillooet BC?

Google Images furnished nothing. Where was this photo taken from ? Can I access by private sedan where this girl is standing? Any hiking required?
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Can I know in advance if I need to reserve a spot on BC Ferries?

I recently travelled on BC Ferries (in British Columbia, Canada) and I made an online reservation for my car and me, which is billed 15 dollars per trip. When arriving near the ferry terminal through ...
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Is there a bag storage facility in Whistler?

I'm planning to travel to Whistler by bus for a skiing trip. Is there a place close to the skiing gondolas where I can leave my bag for a few hours?
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Driving from Tahsis to Zeballos (Vancouver Island)

It is not clear if there any way to access Zeballos from Tahsis (both on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada). There might be logging roads but they are probably not supported. There is also a so-called ...
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Things to see/do between Victoria and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island?

I'm planning to spend a few days on Vancouver Island with some friends in a few weeks time. Our rough plan is a day or so in Victoria, then drive out to Ucluelet to go sea kayaking, then return to ...
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Is it safe and legal to sleep in car -*not* RV- in Canada (Alberta and BC)?

I'm going to be driving from Edmonton to Vancouver in August and splitting it into 3-4 days. I also don't want to spend money on accommodation and want to experience living in a car for sometime. Is ...
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Prince Rupert to Port Hardy ferry - questions about amenities

We're contemplating a coastal British Columbia trip by car and will need to ride some ferries. One ferry will be the Prince Rupert to Port Hardy ferry, between the north central B.C. coast and the ...
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What are the ways to get from the US mainland to Vancouver Island with a car? [closed]

I would like to take my car from Seattle to the south end of Vancouver Island, but I'm willing to drive to any ferry terminal. What are my options and how much do they cost?
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Where can I walk the ocean floor in BC, PEI or Nova Scotia, like Hopewell Rocks?

If I can't visit New Brunswick, where else can I walk ocean floors due to tidal erosion, like in Hopewell Rocks?
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Weather to expect first half of September, British Columbia,Canada

I'm going to take a tour of British Columbia in Canada during the first half of September. Guided tour by bus, staying in hotels. Itinerary: Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Prince Rupert, Prince George, ...
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Will a Vancouver Day Pass Work in Victoria?

If I buy a day pass in Vancouver, hop on a ferry to Victoria, and arrive there, can I use the day pass to get around Victoria? We're heading to Butchart Gardens from Burnaby.
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Getting driver license in Washington state when moving from Canada (BC) [closed]

I live in BC, Canada and have Class 5 driver license. I want to move to the USA (state Washington) in H1-B status and wondering how I can get US driver license. I heard that there is some kind of ...
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Best SIM card for Vancouver/Whistler-Blackcomb, BC (for: phone, SMS, almost no data usage)? [closed]

What would you suggest as the best SIM card for Vancouver and Whistler-Blackcomb (BC)? Main Usage: phone calls, SMS, almost no data usage.
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What's going on in this panorama in remote British Columbia? [closed]

Sometimes when I'm bored I'll browse places I might like to visit on Google Maps and/or Google Street View. During one such session, I came across this user-submitted panorama in the mountains of ...