In July 2020, Destination BC launched the Explore BC Interactive Map on its consumer website: HelloBC.com. ‘Maps’ has consistently ranked as a top search result on the site and the Maps page is one of the most visited pages.
The Interactive Map integrates all our tagged content and makes it available in a variety of map views. This ‘real time’ tool provides travellers, and industry, with integrated content and business listings, on a map according to the taxonomy tags applied.
The Interactive Map has been recently upgraded with new functionality to better support businesses and industry, by integrating the Business Listings database with the Geographic locations and website content taxonomy to be indexed into the Search utility. New functions that consumers and businesses will see include:
How does it work?
The Interactive Map page is presented in a familiar Google map layout of British Columbia. Hovering over a selection on the map or list will highlight the content, and a click will launch details in the left panel and options to proceed to the target HelloBC.com content page or see ‘directions’ to the referenced content on a Google map. All views on the map allow ‘zooming’ and ‘scrolling’, as expected on any Google map.
There are four primary categories to launch views, each providing views and subcategories for accessing deeper or more detailed content and views. These align with:
To further support trip planning, the ‘More’ option allows travellers to explore mapped views of Accommodations, Experience Providers (tourism businesses), Visitor Information Centres and the 6 Tourism Regions.
Where can I find it?
Destination BC redesigned and reorganized the Maps page to provide the base collection of expected assets travellers look for—Highway Map, Driving Distances Grid, Ski Resorts Maps and Campsites Maps—with an additional element containing the Interactive Map.
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