British Columbia has a diverse variety of terrain. You’ll find everything here; jagged peaks on the Rocky Mountains, dry desert conditions in the Thompson Okanagan, the lush rain forests on Vancouver Island, fertile lands in the Fraser Valley, and pine scented forests in Northern BC. Each region of the province has it’s own unique natural beauty For the lower mainland, the Coastal Mountains are a treasure all on their own.
The picturesque backdrop of the Coastal Mountains are home to many signature peaks and have become a natural attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.
Skiers flock to the summits of Cypress, Grouse and Seymour on the North Shore Mountains to get a taste of snow in the winter and for mountain biking and site seeing in the summer, and the North Shore’s Lynne Valley is a popular hiking and recreational area.
Further up the coast near Squamish, rock climbers and hikers take to The Chief for a day-trip adventure, others find themselves trekking to Garibaldi glacial lake. Other popular areas for the adventurous include the Black Tusk and the Lions.
Another easy way to see all these great wonders in a very short amount of time is to take a helicopter tour. Helijet offers charter flights and packages from Vancouver to Whistler.