British Columbia worth celebrating

We ask people in Saanich what they love about British Columbia

We asked a few people we found out on the streets in Saanich what they liked about B.C.

They don’t call it Beautiful British Columbia for nothing.

Our province has majestic mountains, a sprawling blue sky and one of the best coastlines in the world.

In anticipation of B.C. Day, we asked people on the street what they like about British Columbia. Here are their responses:


Linda Kelly: I love being near the ocean. The water, the mountains, going kayaking. You can’t beat that.

Ryan Kelly: I love how there’s everything you could possibly need in such a small area. You can go anywhere you want and have whatever you want.


Bob Fang: I like the people. I’ve travelled to most of the countries in the world and my final destination was B.C. The people here are nice.


Shelbie Weigel: I love the parks, the trees, the beaches. There’s a beach everywhere you go and clean air. You can go hiking somewhere different every single weekend and you’ll never run out of places to go. We have the best outdoor experience here, hands down.


Andrew Heath: You can do more here in 300 square kilometres than just about anywhere else the world. Waterskiing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, whitewater kayaking, ocean kayaking – it’s all here.



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