“Western Canada, traditionally made up of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, is known for its breathtaking coast, glorious Rocky Mountains and fields that go on as far as the eye can see. There are so many fantastic things to do in the region from the urban cities of Vancouver and Calgary to the beautiful national and provincial parks in the area.
Here are 10 amazing experiences in western Canada, specifically the coastal regions of British Columbia and mountains of Alberta, if you’re studying abroad or traveling through the area.
Hike the West Coast Trail
In a struggle of mind versus body, the 75 km West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park, is a powerful and rewarding experience. Running along the west coast of Vancouver Island, the hike offers wet jungle-like terrain, expansive beaches and serene remoteness. The hike shouldn’t be taken lightly and preparation is key for this multi-day adventure in the wilderness. A trail permit is required before setting off as is proper equipment and food. However all the hard work and physical strain will be worth it when you’re rewarded with breathtaking views that only the most determined have seen in person.”