Take a virtual tour of British Columbia

Late last year, Destination British Columbia filmed British Columbia’s raw wilderness with 360-degree cameras to create The Wild Within VR Experience for the Oculus Rift.

If you don’t happen to have an Oculus Rift developers kit, you can watch the behind-the-scenes video below about how the virtual reality experience was filmed.

Or you can download the Google Cardboard version of the experience from Google Play.

Take a virtual boat ride in British Columbia.
Take a virtual boat ride in British Columbia.

It offers the choice of a boat trip past some sea lions, or an alpine hike, and uses the button on the Google Cardboard headset for input controls.

The camera does jump around a bit — one minute you’re sitting in the boat, the next you’re hovering in the air above it — which can be a little disconcerting.

 

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
Check out her author page on Amazon or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Her first virtual world novella, Krim Times, made the Amazon best-seller list in its category. Her second novella, The Lost King of Krim, is out now.