You must be at least 19 years old and show acceptable identification such as a birth certificate, passport, treaty status card, Canadian citizenship card or driver's license. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Passports are required for entry into Canada. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed.
Both French and English are widely spoken and understood.
The official currency is the Canadian dollar.
Climate & Beaches
Climate in British Columbia shifts quickly depending on mountainous topography and the Pacific Ocean. In general, temperatures are warmer in the south than in the north, and rainfall is heaviest along the coast and lightest in the southern interior. BC is a large province and therefore has a number of different climatic zones.
There are spectacular ocean beaches along the BC mainland coast as well as on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Queen Charlotte Islands. Inland, many of the regions boast warm lake waters or scenically rugged settings, making them popular for water recreation.
Activities & Attractions
The challenge in BC isn’t figuring out what to do, but how to do it all. In Whistler, winter sports are world-renowned. BC’s coast and waterways are perfect for fishing, canoeing and kayaking, river rafting and diving. Spectacular vantage points and wildlife viewing opportunities are offered throughout BC. In the cities, sightseeing, shopping and cultural excursions are great options.
The big cities and resorts offer the best options for nightlife. Victoria has a thriving arts scene, while Whistler has great après-ski lounges. Vancouver caters to many tastes with scores of hotspots.