10 of the BEST Road Trips to Take From Vancouver


As the price of gas dips close to $1.00/litre we figured now would be a great time to share the last 10 destinations from our On The Road To series sponsored by Toyota BC. Most of these are accessible in the winter but you might want to check the weather and the driving conditions before you head out!

10 Road Trips to Take From Vancouver

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A few of our favourite places to drive to

  • Sasquatch Provincial Park

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    Outside of Harrison Hot Springs, this provincial park has a few lakes to visit and a ton of exploring. Make a reservation HERE early if you want to do some camping!

  • Jones Lake

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    Just past Chilliwack and up a 4X4 road, paradise awaits!

  • Galiano Island

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    Mushroom foraging, kayaking, or just hiking around, this little Southern Gulf Island is extremely awesome and just a 1 hour ferry from the city.

  • Bob’s Lake

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    One of many spots to hit up along the Coquihalla Highway. Try randomly picking and exit in the boonies and driving down it – you’re guaranteed to find a camping spot like this.

  • The Okanagan

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    Visit wine country and Kelowna or head further North to Vernon and do some camping on one of the MANY lakes.

  • California

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    A bit of an anomaly on this list of BC destinations, but California is well worth doing the drive at least once in your lifetime. Be sure to dip off the I-5 and see the Oregon coast!

  • The Sunshine Coast

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    A few small towns (and lakes) dot the road along the Sunshine Coast starting in Gibsons. Spend the weekend over there, but don’t be disappointed if it rains!

  • Paradise Valley

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    Just a ways out of Squamish, Paradise Valley is a nice drive next to the Squamish River and makes a wonderful day trip filled with scenery.

  • Alouette Lake

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    Located in Golden Ears Provincial Park, Alouette Lake is a great spot for a picnic any season of the year. In the summer they’ve got some great campgrounds as well.

  • The Squamish Estuary

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    Barely a hop from the city, the estuary is a wonderful place to go for a walk and find some peace and quiet.

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