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Daytrips to Explore Our Beautiful City

  • August 02, 2021

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Whistler

There’s no day trip more popular than driving from Vancouver to Whistler, BC. Drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway for spectacular views all the way to Whistler. The famous ski town offers year-round activities, including hiking, golfing, biking, or simply wandering around the picturesque alpine village. Take a ride on the Peak-to-Peak Gondola, do some shopping, or sit back with a beer in hand and enjoy the endless mountain views. However you choose to spend your day trip to Whistler, we guarantee you won’t regret it.

 

Squamish

If you decide to visit Whistler, be sure to stop at Squamish en route. Roughly one and a half hours outside the city, Squamish, which was once a forestry and mining town, is now one of the most popular destinations for hiking and exploring. It is home to the Sea to Sky Gondola, offering impressive views of Mount Habrich, Sky Pilot, and Goat Ridge. There’s also a must-do hike up Stawamus Chief Mountain. In addition to hiking, you can also bike, rock climb, and camp here.

 

Salt Spring Island

Head to the Gulf Islands for a lovely day trip outside of Vancouver. Salt Spring Island is one of the most popular islands for a reason. Just a short ferry ride from Vancouver will have you arriving at Salt Spring Island’s Long Harbour ferry terminal. From there, it’s time to explore all that this scenic island has to offer. From hiking and swimming to exploring the main town of Ganges (famous for their outdoor farmers’ market), there is plenty to do. And due to the small size of the island, you can easily see most of it in one day.

 

If you’re visiting Surrey this summer, then be sure to plan a day trip while you’re here. And if you need a place to stay, you’re always welcome at the Comfort Inn & Suites Surrey

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