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The 8 BEST Day Trips from Vancouver (2024 Local Guide)

The 8 BEST Day Trips from Vancouver (2024 Local Guide)

Get out of the city and have an epic time with this list of the best day trips from Vancouver!

Vancouver is one of the biggest cities in Canada and one of the most visited in North America.

Boasting the best of both the mountains and the ocean, Vancouver has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country over the last several years.

This big city is full of incredible things to do, experiences to be had, views to see and restaurants to enjoy. But what if you want a little bit more?

You’re never far from an awesome adventure when you arrive in Vancouver.

From the famous Sea to Sky Highway, to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, to the nearby hot springs and mountains around British Columbia, here are some of the best day trips from Vancouver.

The Best Day Trips from Vancouver

Head out for a day of skiing in Whistler or go chasing waterfalls in Squamish. Or ride the Sea to Sky Gondola in between the two and enjoy the views over the Howe Sound.

Pack your bags and head to any number of Provincial Parks, or catch a ferry ride to the islands. Or soak in the Harrison Hot Springs and marvel at Bridal Falls.

This gorgeous city is a must-visit. But when you’re looking for a little escape from the city check out these 8 awesome day trips from Vancouver.

READ MORE: Don’t miss out on this epic 3 days in Vancouver itinerary!

1) Whistler

When it comes to Vancouver sightseeing you’ll see all the beautiful views on your way to Whistler.

The Sea to Sky Highway connects Vancouver to Whistler with 120km of the most incredible scenery on offer in British Columbia. The drive alone is an epic day trip!

Whether you’re driving or catching a ride on the Greyhound bus your head will be up in the mountains in no time at all.

And if you want an extra special way to get you Whistler you can book a helicopter tour and see it all from above.

Or you can ride the Sea to Sky Gondola from Squamish up to Whistler and enjoy the dramatic views of the Howe Sound along the way.

If you’re visiting in the off-season there are countless trails to be explored, mountain biking to be done and patios to be enjoyed. 

Of course, Winter is best for your skiing and snowboarding needs but also prime time for snowshoeing, skating and even winter hiking too.

What To Do In Whistler

One of the venues for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler offers some of the most incredible terrain for winter sports.

First and foremost, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have over 200…

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