BC Vacations Ideas

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Want a summer get-away, but don’t know where to go? Here in British Columbia, there are so many great options, and we have compiled a list of great suggestions for you to think about!

Whistler is a popular choice both during the summer and winter seasons. During the summer, you can ride the gondola, go for a hike, bike ride, golf, or spend the day by the lake. If you’re an adventure seeker, there is also white water rafting, zip-lines and even bungie jumping! If you want to relax, the village has some great shopping, restaurants, and even spas.
Squamish is also a great location close to Whistler with great outdoors activities – with great hiking, river rafting, and tubing.
Find more information at: http://www.whistler.com/activities/summer/

Being the capital city of British Columbia, Victoria has some beautiful heritage architecture making it a very distinct city. Visit the BC legislature, stroll along the waterfront, and visit the Royal BC museum. Explore downtown Victoria, try out some restaurants, and do some shopping. Find more information at: http://www.hellobc.com/victoria.aspx

The Okanagan
Kelowna, Oosoyoos, Summerland, are all great places to visit during the summer time. Visit Lake Okanagan, the parks, the beaches, the farmer’s market, or go for a hike. You can also try a wine tour, as the Okanagan is famous for their wines.
Find more information at: http://www.okanaganvacationguide.com/

Sunshine Coast
Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast offers a beautiful place to relax with a thriving arts scene. Great-out doors activities including kayaking, hiking, and farmers markets. For more information, visit: http://www.hellobc.com/gibsons/things-to-do.aspx

A beautiful location to unwind or seek adventure. Tofino offers fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking, storm-watching, first nations culture, and of course, surfing. Find out more information at: http://www.hellobc.com/tofino.aspx

Parksville is a great destination all year round, especially during summer. There’s tons to do from golf, hiking, and mountain biking. Or, just enjoy and relax in the beautiful nature surrounding this quaint town.
Find more information at: http://www.hellobc.com/parksville.aspx

Gulf Islands
There are so many beautiful islands that are only a ferry ride away. Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Saturna, and Saltspring are all great options to explore. Each Island has their own vibe, so a little digging will help you figure out which will be a great vacation for you!
Find more information at: http://www.hellobc.com/vancouver-island/popular-areas/gulf-islands.aspx

There are so many great camping options for every type of camping style. Harrison Hot Springs, Squamish, Cultus Lake, among other locations are great for those looking to get camping spots.
Find camping sites at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

How about a “staycation” right here in Vancouver? There’s a reason why Vancouver is one of the most popular places to visit and buy a home – simply put, it’s beautiful and there’s lots to do.

Just to list a few fun activities in Vancouver, you can enjoy a bike ride in Stanley Park, a hike on the Mountains (Grouse, Seymour, Cypress), do some shopping downtown, visit the Aquarium, or enjoy a Shakespeare performance at Bard on the Beach. For a more extensive list of activities of recreational activities to do in Vancouver, visit our new blog here http://home-to-home.ca/spring-activity-ideas/.

Going on vacation doesn’t have to be at a far off place – sometimes keeping it close to home can bring a relaxing vacation. There are so many beautiful places in BC to visit. Keep these in mind for your next vacation!