Don Bain's 360° Panoramas of
British Columbia, Canada

The huge Canadian province of British Columbia, commonly known as BC, requires four regions, illustrated with almost 600 panoramas: To begin, click one of the four regions listed here, or scroll down to see a detailed list of localities.

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After central California my second choice for "favorite place" would be British Columbia. Nice people, great scenery, sophisticated cities, diversity and opportunity, truly one of the world's favored places.

I manage to visit BC almost every year and have poked into just about every locality that can be reached by road and a few that can't. In late summer and fall of 2010 I passsed through BC twice on my trip to the Yukon and Alaska. Northbound I took the Goldrush Trail and the Alaska Highway, southbound I followed the Cassiar Highway with a side trip to Stewart, then the long ferry ride down the Inside Passage. In 2016 I revisited Victoria, Vancouver Island, and the Sunshine Coast.

I intend to continue my explorations of BC, checking off a list of places I have missed in the Rockies, Columbia Mountains, and Vancouver. The most elusive destination remains Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands. I also hope to rescue some of my early panoramas, taken on film in 1999, including remote Telegraph Creek.

I have divided BC into four regions:
  • Northern BC encompasses almost half the province, everything from the Yellowhead Highway north, a vast and mostly unsettled area including the Alaska and Cassiar Highways.
  • The Coast and Islands of British Columbia includes the Inside Passage, Vancouver Island, the city of Victoria, a number of smaller islands in the Straits of Georgia, and the Sunshine Coast.
  • Vancouver and the Lower Mainland is a relatively small area, just the city of Vancouver and adjacent lowland areas, but this is where most of the province's population is found.





Alpha Pool at Liard River Hot Springs

Alpha Pool at Liard River Hot Springs




The ferry dock at Earls Cove on the Sunshine Coast

The ferry dock at Earls Cove on the Sunshine Coast




The plaza area at the Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver

The plaza area at the Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver




Helmcken Falls from the observation platform, Wells Gray Provincial Park

Helmcken Falls from the observation platform, Wells Gray Provincial Park


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