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Things to do in Vancouver in winter

It's heading into winter and that means dark, short days and so, SO much rain. But don't worry there are still plenty of things to do in Vancouver in winter. Evenings spent on the beach watching the sunset may be over, but winter means ski season, festivals, funky light events and new trails to explore. Below are some of the best outdoor and indoor activities in Vancouver this winter. If you're wondering what to do in ...

12 of the best Vancouver weekend getaway ideas

One of the best things about our move to Vancouver, Canada is that there’s a whole new load of places to explore. We’ve managed to fit in a decent amount of Vancouver weekend getaways since we moved here in June 2017. From romantic weekend getaways to adventure weekend getaways and places that make a great mix of the two, Vancouver is in the prime place for some excellent BC getaways. There are always more weekend ...

Gift ideas for people who love the outdoors

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to think about what gifts to get your favourite people. If you’re looking for the best gifts for adventurers and gifts for outdoorsmen & women, or you are an outdoors person and want to leave some hints, then check out these gifts for outdoorsy people. I’ve scoured the internet and picked out gifts I (as an outdoorsy person) would love to receive and I’m sure these gifts ...

The best things to do in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway from Vancouver and have already visited Tofino, Harrison Hot Springs, Whistler or Salt Spring Island, then why not check out these things to do in Campbell River, BC? When our friends from the UK were visiting, we took them over to Vancouver Island with the promise of seeing doing some whale watching on Vancouver Island. Campbell River and the north of Vancouver Island are some of the best ...

Hiking Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park

I think I’ve found my new favourite hiking trail near Whistler, BC. It used to be the Garibaldi Lake hike but now say hello to the Panorama Ridge trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Panorama Ridge hike is a long one, it’s steep and will probably leave you aching the following few days, but it’s one of those Whistler hiking trails that has amazing views along the way as well as at the summit. If ...

14 easily accessible hikes in Banff & Lake Louise that you absolutely have to do!

If you’re looking for the best Banff area hikes and great hiking trails near Banff Lake Louise then check out the list below. One of the best Banff activities is to go hiking. There’s plenty of Banff backpacking with Banff backcountry camping to do but this post focuses on some of the best day hikes in Banff National Park. If you’re wondering what to do in Banff, Canada then check out this post but if ...

Best things to do in Banff National Park & Lake Louise

Heading to the Canadian Rockies and wondering what to do in Banff National Park and Lake Louise? Wonder no further with this list of things to do in Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Whilst Lake Louise is part of Banff National Park, you might hear people separate the two, or refer to it as Banff Lake Louise. They’re the same place and, since you find Lake Louise in Banff National Park it’s also included ...

The best pumpkin patches near Vancouver this fall!

We’re heading into fall and everyone is all about pumpkins, pumpkin spiced everything and pumpkin picking. Yeah, it’s all about those orange squash. If you’re thinking of things to do this fall and want to go to a pumpkin patch, corn maze or go and pick your own apples then check out this list below of pumpkin patches near Vancouver. The pumpkin farms on this list include pumpkin patches in Surrey, pumpkin patches in Langley ...

The best trestles in British Columbia

Since moving to British Columbia I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with trestles. I don’t even think I knew what they were before I moved to Canada. But now? Now if I know there’s a trestle in the area I’m desperate to go visit. The Myra Canyon trestles and the Ladner Creek trestle are some of the best trestles in BC but they’re not the only ones. If you like trestles too (and the ...

The best fall hikes in Vancouver

Summer in Vancouver came and went in a flash. All of a sudden we’re back to rain. But we’ve still got time before the snow comes to get in some fall hikes in Vancouver! Hiking in the forests and the mountains (on clearer days) is one of the best things to do in Vancouver in the fall. BC hiking trails come alive in the fall; the leaves turn a beautiful colour, you can see BC’s ...