Plan a Staycation Around Vancouver
On the heels of a long weekend, it’s normal to start dreaming of the next one – where you’ll go and what you’ll do. But getting out of town isn’t always realistic. Luckily, we live in a setting perfect for enjoying long weekends or any weekend just steps from your front door.
Next time you are craving some time away, but can’t quite make airfare work, consider the below activities. Find a charming bed and breakfast near your activity of choice and pretend you are a visitor, experiencing a beautiful new place.
CIRCLE FARM TOUR
Discover the Fraser Valley’s agricultural roots on a Circle Farm Tour of your choosing in Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Langley, or Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Between learning about the workings of a dairy farm and sampling tasty farm-fresh goods, enjoy the relaxing drive along scenic countryside roads.
Drive just an hour and a half outside Surrey to Hope, and explore the enchanting and impressive Othello Tunnels, previously home to railway tracks. Hike through the tunnels, over bridges, and alongside the raging Coquihalla River, and gape at how difficult it must have been to build the track over 100 years ago. Make a pit stop at Harrison Hot Springs on your way home for some relaxing vacation vibes.
Spend a night going back in time at Fort Langley. Stay in one of their popular oTENTik accommodations – a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent. Read a book by the light of a lantern and fall asleep surrounded by the heritage of pioneers.
Duck into the forested world of Lynn Canyon Park. Pack comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a bathing suit, and a picnic. Explore the trails that zip up, down, and around the canyon. Dip into a pool of fresh water. And find a spot to enjoy lunch. You’ll feel far from home. Pop into the End of the Line General Store to pick up provisions before or an ice cream after your forest adventure.
DEEP COVE AND INDIAN ARM
Experience the wilds of British Columbia on a kayak journey up Indian Arm. Drift by secret beaches and lonely islands on these calm fjord waters. While you’re in Deep Cove, fill up your belly with some of the most delicious donuts you’ll ever taste at Honey’s. Round out your day with some culture by browsing the art at Seymour Art Gallery.