Day Trip anyone?
Within an hour’s drive of beautiful Vancouver (pronounced “Vancoover”) are many natural attractions and sights to see.
Heading west from the city and along the Sea to Sky Highway you will encounter some of the most incredible scenery.
The Sea to Sky Highway takes you along the coast of Howe Sound on one side and on the other side of the road are forests and snow-capped mountains.
This is a trip to be savored with many areas to stop to admire the view and some of the best places to take stunning pictures.
Heading east takes you out into the farmland. Be sure to stop and pick-up fresh fruit and organic greens.
To the south Steveston is a destination fishing village. In the summer time this place is brimming with visitors who come to buy fresh fish from the fishers right off the boat.
So take the scenic route, enjoy a ferry ride, explore a historic village or see dramatic scenery...
A day trip from Vancouver to somewhere nearby may turn out to be the highlight of your vacation.
Click on the blue link for a day trip adventure and sight-seeing.
Belcarra - There’s just so much to do in Belcarra Regional Park that its kind of like all the things to see and do in Vancouver but its all in nature!
Bowen Island - Bowen Island makes a great little day trip away from Vancouver (pronounced "Vancoover") and it feels like a world away.
Brackendale - Every year hundreds of people drive to Brackendale a short drive from Vancouver (pronounced "Vancoover") and they do a thing they call the “eagle count”.
Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby Mountain near Vancouver (pronounced "Vancoover") is a romantic place to go for supper and watch the sun set on the horizon.
Burns Bog - Burns Bog, Delta is a natural attraction and one of the largest peat bogs in the world.
Cloverdale - Cloverdale got it's name in the late 1800's because of all the wild clover that grew everywhere.
Cultus Lake - At Cultus Lake resort an hour away from Vancouver (pronounced "Vancoover") you can rent a power boat or splash around in the water park.
Deep Cove - Deep Cove is one of Vancouver's hideaways.
Fort Langley - Fort Langley is a great place to go especially if you like learning about the days of fur trading and pioneers.
Gulf Islands - The Gulf Islands are a bit more than a day trip from Vancouver (pronounced “Vancoover”) you’ll need at least a weekend.
Horseshoe Bay - When you get there what you’ll see is a charming little seaside village.
Pitt Meadows - Part golf course heaven and part rural farming community, Pitt Meadows is quickly becoming known for its eco-tourism recreation.
Steveston - Hordes of people flock to the fishing village of Steveston 40 minutes from Vancouver (pronounced "Vancoover") in the summertime for fresh seafood.
The Lions - The Lions are one of the amazing natural attractions that you’ll find all over Vancouver (pronounced “Vancoover”) and the lower mainland.
Victoria - It makes for a long day but a day trip to Victoria is worth the ferry ride.
Whistler - Whistler, the ski resort home of the 2010 Winter Olympics has also developed itself into a summer resort as well.
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Take the scenic route, enjoy a historic village or see dramatic scenery a day trip from Vancouver to somewhere nearby may turn out to be the highlight of your Vancouver vacation.
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