The province of British Columbia, sandwiched between the Coast Mountains to the west and the magnificent Rockies, is vast and unspoiled. Home to ten major mountain ranges, its giant peaks dominate the skyline. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and boasts a terrain of rainforests, alpine meadows, canyons and lakes - just the place to unwind, relax and get back to nature. British Columbia boasts some of the world's finest ski and winter sports resorts, and when the snow melts it's the perfect territory for pursuits including hiking, mountain-biking, fly-fishing and kayaking. While this area of Canada known for its wilderness, it is surprisingly easy to navigate - by train, helicopter, seaplane and 4x4 vehicle. The journey is all part of the experience and the major towns and cities of the province are accessible, even from some of its more remote outposts. The province has earned a reputation as the destination of choice for visitors looking to combine the trappings of five-star luxury with the chance to escape urban living and experience a different way of life. With championship golf courses, fine dining restaurants, spas, wineries and boutique shopping all within easy reach, British Columbia delivers on all counts.