’s westernmost province offers a true walk on the wild side. This is the land of epic mountain roads and glaciers winding through the , bears swiping salmon from streams, and whales breaching along the coastline. Highlights include wildlife adventures in the and National Park Reserve and road trips along the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Resorts such as @ Wilderness Resort, a ranch in the heart of cowboy country, and @, an eco-resort where you can spend your time salmon fishing and kayaking around remote islands, offer the chance to connect with nature in luxury. Of course there's excellent skiing at the alpine adventure playground of , but there's also surfing, white-water rafting, and in fact just about every kind of adventurous outdoor pursuit you can imagine. Breathe in the fresh Canadian air, roam beaches strewn with driftwood in , head out in a traditional canoe and learn about the First Nations communities, and for a truly exclusive escape off the grid with unparalleled views how about heli-hiking in the , getting so far off the beaten path that there are no paths at all? Just be sure to leave a few days for culture and dining in the cosmopolitan waterfront city of . And the bears? The autumn salmon run provides the best chance of a sighting. This is the time that bears stalk streams and waterfalls for their prey. Pack a camera to capture the spectacular sight. Has anyone else been yet?