Happy Friday! We're celebrating by sharing a few of our favourite #exploreBC photos from around the province this week.

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This curious BC grizzly isn't camera shy!
What do BC’s Kermode Bear, Porteau Cove and the Purcell Mountains have in common? They’re all featured on the new #BCParksPlates – available January 29th. Get the details:

BC Parks licence plates

Flying into Vancouver on a bluebird day sure has its perks!

: Rachel Barkman Photography
BC skiers Chris Rubens, Mark Abma and Dana Flahr immerse themselves in the lifecycle of water and powder in the Kootenay wild.
Even in the middle of winter, the beach is a great place to be in Tofino!

[: @matthewhughson via Instagram]
Canada turns 150 this year and Parks Canada is celebrating with free admission to our National Parks! Get the full list here:

A list of every National Park in British Columbia you can visit for free in 2017

Our Winter Ambassadors are loving the cold temperatures around BC this week! Here are a few of our favourite shots they captured.
When the mountains truly are at your doorstep. Thanks for the beautiful winter scene, Rossland!
Maple Leaf Adventures rounded up their best moments from cruising the Inside Passage and Haida Gwaii in 2016. Take a peek at their incredible footage.
The perfect little ski hideaway at Apex Mountain Resort. Would you love to stay here?

[: @stephedwood via Instagram]
Here's a look back at some of the best BC moments from 2016.

10 Exciting BC Moments From 2016 - Explore BC

Did you know the Canadian lynx's long, round feet act like snowshoes by evenly distributing their weight, allowing them to stay on top of the snow?

[ Fort Nelson. : Winter Hawk Studios]
We're looking forward to all the BC beauty we'll be sharing in 2017! Here are some of our favourites so far.

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Want an inside perspective on BC's ski scene? Follow along with our Winter Ambassadors as they hit the road all January and February!

Meet Our 2017 BC Winter Ambassadors - Explore BC

Sea To Sky Gondola + Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge - two of our favourite BC views. Thanks for sharing, The New York Times!
Canada just snagged the #1 spot on The New York Times annual 52 Places to Go list! Time to pack your bags.

52 Places to Go in 2017

Taking a moment to watch the ocean breathe.

[: Vancouver Island by @therichardkelly via Instagram]
The view from Tow Hill on Haida Gwaii. On clear days, you can see all the way to Alaska.

: Kyler Vos Photography