5 Best Road Trips from Vancouver

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Summer is the perfect time to head out on the road with your family, exploring new destinations not too far away from Vancouver. Keep reading as we share 5 of the best summer road trips from Vancouver, all of which will create precious memories for you and your family this year.

1. The Sea to Sky Highway

The Sea to Sky Highway is one of the best road trips in the whole of Canada, offering stunning scenery that you can explore over two to five days. Highlights of the trip include a stop in Squamish, where you can enjoy action sports such as rock climbing and kayaking, and a day or two in Whistler, which is home to some fantastic hiking trails and mountain biking routes.

2. Explore Vancouver Island

A trip around Vancouver Island will begin in Victoria, where you’ll enjoy the fantastic dining scene the city is home to. Over the next four to seven days, you can explore the Cowichan Valley, Ucluelet, and Tofino, which offer sandy beaches, forests, and excellent wildlife spotting opportunities.

3. The Kootenays

The next of our favorite five best summer road trips from Vancouver is The Kootenays, which we recommend setting aside five to seven days to explore. This is the perfect adventure for families who love spending time outdoors, and it’s located in the southeast of the province. You’ll have the chance to explore multiple National parks, provincial parks, and mountain ranges, so you could even extend the trip if you have more time on your hands this summer.

4. The Sunshine Coast

Over two to five days, you can drive along the 180km stretch of the Sunshine Coast. To begin your trip, you’ll take a short ferry from West Vancouver, but you’ll want to book ahead in the summer months, as you won’t be alone on this journey. From there, you’ll slowly travel north, enjoying the incredible views and taking the time to stop at the various villages along the way.

5. The Okanagan

The final of our 5 best summer road trips from Vancouver is the Okanagan, which needs about three to seven days for the best experience. Usually in the summer you’ll have great weather here, making it the perfect time to head out onto the lakes or enjoy a winery tour. The Okanagan Wine Country is a highlight for most adults who take this road trip, with dozens of wineries to choose from for a treat at the end of a day on the road.

These are just five of the best summer road trips from Vancouver, all of which you can tailor to fit you and your family’s vacation time this year. The great thing about road trips is that you have complete control over where you are going and what you are doing, so you can find activities which appeal to your family. Wherever you travel this summer, I hope you have a fantastic time exploring more of our beautiful country.

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