For a province with so much rugged, natural beauty to marvel after, British Columbia also offers modern tourism right in the middle of it all. The capital city of Victoria is the political heart of British Columbia and is also the home to some of the best museums in Western Canada. With so many different modes of transportation, tourist can be carted around by double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages and even water taxis or ferry service which transports passengers to remote islands and inlets. The ferries operate along the magnificent coastline, serving almost 50 ports of call. Driving routes are scenic with good signage, making road trips enjoyable and easy. Of course, rail is also available with the White Pass and Yukon Route running between Alaska and the Yukon by way of British Columbia.