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The Most Picturesque Villages In British Columbia

Photo: Province of BC

British Columbia is full of stunning places that are a must see for locals and tourists alike.

Check out some of the most picturesque and quaint villages located in our beautiful province.

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Pemberton

Villages In BC
Photo: Province of BC

This village is located just north of Whistler and has a population of about 2,500 people. Of course there’s the popular Pemberton Music Festival, but there’s lots more to explore in the area. There’s a thriving arts community, incredible dining opportunities and tons of outdoor activities including: hiking, cycling, horseback riding and a variety of winter sports.

Lions Bay

Lions Bay
Photo: The Municipality of the Village of Lions Bay

The small village municipality is nestled between Horseshoe Bay and Squamish. The peaceful and close-knit community has deep roots to nature but is also not too far from Vancouver. It’s known for its breathtaking beaches and killer views.

Harrison Hot Springs

Villages In BC
photo: bmann / Flickr

The little community of Harrison has something for everyone. The village, although small, has a variety of eateries and shops. There’s an awesome water park, plenty of opportunities for other water sports, and lots of hiking trails nearby.

Belcarra

Villages In BC
photo: footloosiety / flickr

This village is located on the shore of Indian Arm. It has remained a small community throughout the years, with little growth. The Belcarra Regional Park offers great trails including the popular Admiralty Point hike. Many residents of Belcarra have private docks and their own boats.

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Valemount 

Valemount
Photo: Visit Valemount

Located just 320 kms from Kamloops, this village has a population of 1,018 people. It’s a popular spot for recreational activities in both the Summer and the Winter with hiking, horseback riding, skiing and snowmobiling.

Queen Charlotte

QueenCharlotte
Photo: Village of Queen Charlotte/ Facebook

This stunning village is located on the island of Haida Gwaii. It’s a popular spot for fishing and nature lovers. The area is filled with natural beauty and has an abundance of wildlife.

Whistler

Photo: Province of bc
Photo: Province of BC

Last but not least—the village in Whistler is the place to be at all times throughout the year. It is home to some of the best restaurants, shops and pubs. Whistler has all kinds of activities to enjoy such as strolling through the village, shopping, skiing, taking a ride on the gondola or relaxing at the Scandinave Spa.

Have you visited any of these beautiful villages in BC? Let us know your favourite in the comments below!

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