virtual reality exploration – British Columbia

Destination BC has just launched The Wild Within VR Experience, using Oculus Rift technology, making it the first destination marketing organization in North America to use virtual reality to promote the destination.

The Wild Within VR Experience is an interactive, three-dimensional video that allows travellers to experience British Columbia in a truly immersive way, as if they were actually there. …

Destination B.C.


The Wild Within VR Experience video was filmed in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, located along the central Pacific coast, over the course of five days in September 2014.

It’s not (yet) possible to share VR on a website. But here’s another of their promotion videos. πŸ™‚

British Columbia is the kingdom of abundance. Where glaciated mountains stand over an unruly Pacific. Rainforests wrap cities. Nature shapes culture. The wild breathing life back into the wild within.


Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

0:10 – Evans Lake, Valhalla Provincial Park
0:18 – Campbell Creek near Kamloops
0:22 – Bobby Burns Creek, Bugaboo Provincial Park
0:25 – Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida Gwaii
0:30 – North Beach, Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida Gwaii
0:33 – Tofino
0:41 – Columbia Flats, East Kootenays
0:48 – Osoyoos
0:49 – Blue Mountain Vineyard
0:53 – Purcell Mountains
0:55 – Mount Nimbus via ferrata
0:58 – Takakkawa Falls, Yoho National Park
1:00 – Bugaboo Spire, Bugaboo Provincial Park
1:06 – Tofino and Ucluelet area
1:14 – Devil’s Range, Valhalla Provincial Park
1:19 – Duncan Lake, West Kootenays
1:23 – Avatar Grove, Pacheedant Village
1:26 – Near Golden
1:29 – Mulvey Lake, Valhalla Provincial Park
1:36 – Little Glacier Creek
1:42 – Chesterman Beach, Tofino
1:44 – Barkley Sound
1:46 – Pigeon and Snowpatch Spires, Bugaboo Provincial Park
1:49 – Naikoon Provincial Park
1:51 – Tofino and Ucluelet area
1:53 – Idaho Peak
1:54 – Spotted Lake near Osoyoos
1:58 – Whistler
2:00 – Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park
2:02 – Potato Ridge
2:04 – Duncan Lake
2:11 – Great Bear Rainforest
2:14 – Arrow Lakes Provincial Park
2:16 – Langara Island, Haida Gwaii
2:18 – Howser Tower, Bugaboo Provincial Park
2:25 – Salmon Glacier
2:27 – Mount Nimbus via ferrata
2:29 – Vancouver
2:34 – Barkley Sound
2:44 – North of Tofino
2:47 – Pacheedaht Village, Vancouver Island
2:49 – Crown Mountain near Vancouver
2:59 – Spear Spire, Bugaboo Provincial Park

related – Kate Zimmerman – Can virtual reality bring real tourists to B.C.?


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