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The Geography of Heliski Holiday, British Columbia Canada

The province of British Columbia has very diverse geography.  Landscapes include rocky coastlines, sandy beaches, forests, lakes, mountains, inland deserts and grassy plains.

Heliskiing is all about the geography and the 5 themes within: Place, Human Environment Interaction, Movement, Regions and Location.


  • Place – it is the name, description and environmental conditions
  • Human Environment Interaction – modification of the planet to attain adventure
  • Movement – is the interchange of ideas
  • Regions – places with a unifying characteristic is a region
  • Location –Latitude and Longitude


  • Human Environment Interaction – TERRAIN IN SUITE ABILITY
  • Movement – THE PROCESS
  • Regions – DISCUSSING characteristic is a region
  • Location – Heliski Holiday 50.271790 and -119.276505 translation Okanagan Valley, central to the majority of heliski operators

And did you know…?

  • About half of the population of B.C. lives in the southern part of the province (home to HH)
  • C. is 1,200 kilometres from north to south and 1,050 kilometres from east to west – the size of France, Germany and the Netherlands combined.
  • Parks, conservation areas, ecological reserves and recreation areas make up 14 per cent of the province. B.C. has more protected areas than any other province.
  • Mountains cover 75 per cent of British Columbia.
  • There are 40,000 islands throughout B.C.
  • The government owns 90 per cent of the land in B.C. These lands are home to more than two-thirds of Canada’s bird species and land mammals
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