Day trips near Vancouver

Stawamus Chief, Squamish, Canada

With all the beautiful weather, it’s nice to get out explore somewhere new. Here are some easy daytrips, most within one hour’s drive from Vancouver.

Located just beside Richmond, Steveston has a wonderful small-town charm. Steveston has great shopping, restaurants, heritage sites, and Artisan and Farmer’s Markets.
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Squamish has great hikes, beautiful scenery, and only a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. The Sea to Sky gondola is also a great way to see the surrounding landscape. The town of Squamish also has some fun shops to visit, and a few nice restaurants and cafés worth checking out. For more information, please visit:

Fraser Valley
There’s lots of fun activities in the Fraser Valley. There’s the heritage site of Fort Langley, hiking in Bridal Falls, and some really nice vineyards are all located in the Fraser Valley. Great for a visit!
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Deep Cove
Deep Cove, just west of North Vancouver, has a beautiful view of the Indian Arm and Quarry Rock, beautiful waterfront kayaking, and great restaurants. Definitely a great place to visit! To find out more information, go to:

The Mountains
Vancouver is famous for its beautiful and accessible mountains. Many of the mountains have great hiking trails which range in difficulty levels.

Cypress – Scenic Trails, and the road up is a great challenge for cyclists. For more information, go to:

Grouse – So much to do on Grouse. Beautiful trails, zip-lines, bear watching, guided tours, and even some shows go on at Grouse. And yes, Grouse is home to the infamous Grouse-Grind hiking trail. For more information, go to:

Seymour – Though Seymour is best known for its winter activities, there’s also wonderful hiking and beautiful scenery during the summertime. Seymour also has camping available during the summer seasons. Find out more information at:

Crescent Beach
A stunning spot in Surrey and only under an hour drive from most places in Vancouver. Crescent beach is home to a few events this summer, including plays from Beach House Theatre Productions.
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Point Roberts
Wanting to get out of the country for a while? Why not venture down to Point Roberts! Only an hour’s drive to this American area, with beaches, trails, kayaking, and camping. Find out more information at:

Vancouver has so many beautiful surrounding spots worth checking out. Happy Exploring!