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Science has proven that time in nature can make us happier, more creative, and less stressed. We call that the British Columbia Effect.

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Find Clarity in the Mountains

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Nature has a lasting effect on us, and research shows that the bigger the nature the better. A retreat to the mountains can teach and shape you by bringing clarity and a wider perspective. Swipe up for a Rocky Mountain itinerary.

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Rocky Mountains

4.7 star(2.3K Google reviews)

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are the perfect place to escape the daily grind and truly relax in nature, whatever that looks like for you.

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After three consecutive days in the mountains, hikers showed a decrease in brain waves related to worry and rumination.

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Be Soothed by the Sea

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Let the elements of BC’s coasts buff away at life’s tensions and put your body, mind, and spirit at ease. The pounding surf creates negative air ions causing people to experience lightened moods. Swipe up for an itinerary.

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Vancouver Island

4.7 star(800 Google reviews)

Take a road trip along BC's coast.

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Wander in the Rainforest

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Haida Gwaii

4.4 star(69 Google reviews)

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With deep moss-covered rainforest and ancient village sites, Haida Gwaii can feel mythic.

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Let your mind wander the way nature intended. BC’s forests are a break for your brain, a trigger for creativity, and a lasting source of inspiration.

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Sooke

Sooke, British Columbia, Canada

With close to 25% of the world’s temperate rainforest in British Columbia, there are plenty of places to be one with the trees. For more ideas on where to go, see Top 5 Places to Experience the Rainforest in BC.

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The visual beauty found in forests offers gentle enough stimuli to stir our minds awake leading to higher cognitive functioning.

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Cathedral Grove

4.8 star(938 Google reviews)

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Cathedral Grove is a rare ancient Douglas fir ecosystem on Vancouver Island. The biggest trees in the Grove are about 800 years old and measure 75 m (250 ft) in height and 9 m (29 ft) in circumference.

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Experience it for yourself. Swipe up to learn more.

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Vancouver Island

4.7 star(794 Google reviews)

The beaches, forests, and waterfalls along the east side of Vancouver Island will help you let go of your everyday stressors and embrace Island time.

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