After what feels like months of cold weather, we can't wait to make the most of the new season. It is time to ditch your winter coat and grab your sunglasses to enjoy the sunshine and green grass. To help you have the best spring ever, we've made a list of 21 fun things to do in B.C. you need absolutely need to discover with your BFF this spring.
The start of spring wouldn't be complete without visiting all the flower festivals happening. But there is so much more to do than just seeing the fluffy pink cherry blossoms and blooming tulip fields.
Some of the best ways to spend your weekend are hidden gems. Even if you've lived in this province all your life, there are plenty of secret spots that many locals don't even know about.
You can lace up your runners and go for an afternoon hike to waterfalls or jaw-dropping mountain peak lookouts.
Or for a laidback day, did you know there is a barrel sauna where you can relax for just $25.00 for two hours?
You'll also want to road trip to Nanaimo. Not only do they have an epic Nanaimo bar trail, but they also have Canada's only floating pub! That's right, we have a bar that floats on the water, and it is the perfect spot to get a cocktail.
It is time to start planning what to do first. Here are some of the activities you'll want to try over the next few weeks:
Address: Fraser Valley E., BC
Why You Need To Go: This 2.5-kilometre hike only takes one hour and will lead you to a hidden waterfall that will take your breath away.
Price: $25.00 for a two-hour spa experience
Address: 279 Rainbow Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: The next time you crave a spa day, head to the budget-friendly Salty Pear. For just $25 you can spend two blissful hours relaxing in their cozy wood barrel sauna.
Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park
Address: Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, Yale, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can go on a quick hike to across this bridge to enjoy a stunning lookout of the Fraser River.
Osoyoos Desert Centre
Price: $8.00 per person
Address: 14580 146 Ave., Osoyoos, BC
Why You Need To Go: You feel like you're in another country when you explore this short wooden boardwalk trail through a desert.
Address: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Whistler, BC
Why You Need To Go: Reaching this magnificent 70-metre waterfall couldn't be easier. The kilometre-long hike takes just minutes to do and will take you across a covered wooden bridge before reaching the lookout for the falls.
Dinghy Dock Pub
Address: #8 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo, BC
Why You Need To Go: Did you know the only registered floating pub in Canada can be found in B.C.? Dinghy Dock Pub reopens this spring, and it is such a unique spot to go for cocktails.
Little Engine Wines
Price: $8.00 per person
Address: 851 Naramata Rd., Penticton, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can go wine tasting with your friends at this hidden gem vineyard overlooking the lake. Four samples of their fantastic wines are just $8.
Gabi & Jules
Address: 2302B Clarke St., Port Moody, BC
Why You Need To Go: The next time you are craving something sweet, check out this tasty cafe. Inside, you can find a mouthwatering array of pies, donuts and other baked goods.
Halfway Hot Springs
Address: Halfway Hot Springs, Central Kootenay K, BC
Why You Need To Go: Soak away your stress at one of the four natural hot springs surrounded by the forest. Nearby you can also hike to a waterfall, or spend the night at the campground.
Wayne and Freda
Address: #105 249 Westminster Ave. W., Penticton, BC
Why You Need To Go: Wayne and Freda might become your new favourite coffee shop. When the weather is nice, their eye-catching giant patio is where you'll want to catch up with friends over iced coffees.
Blossom & Vine Floral Co.
Address: 156 E. 11th Ave., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Just off the main road, this secret floral shop will make you feel like you're in NYC and you can duck into Dock Lunch next door when you're hungry.
Address: Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to enter two caves and cross 18 trestle bridges along a restored portion of the Kettle Valley Railway.
Mount Daniel Trail
Address: Mount Daniel, Sunshine Coast, BC
Why You Need To Go: Together with your BFF, you can try this two and a half hour hike on the Sunshine Coast. On your climb to the peak, you can enjoy several lookouts of Pender Harbour.
Field House Brewing Co.
Address: 2281 W. Railway St., Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: Once the warm weather returns, you'll want to grab a cold beer at this craft brewery with a laidback "beer lawn" where you can relax with your friends.
Mr. Mustache Bubble Tea
Address: 8079 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Inside this bubble tea shop, you can get cute mini cakes that look like bumblebees and teddy bears.
Neon Museum At The Museum of Vancouver
Price: $20.50 per person
When: Unit August 2021
Address: 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: It is a super Instagrammable exhibit of glowing retro neon signs from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Kensington Prairie Farm
Price: $10.00 per person
Address: 1736 248 St., Aldergrove, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can go on a tour to see a herd of fluffy alpacas.
When: April 1 to October 31, 2020
Address: Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, Hope, BC
Why You Need To Go: In the spring, this 3.5-kilometre trail to abandoned train tunnels reopens.
Address: 2806 Montague Rd., Galiano Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: At Pilgrimme you can enjoy a tasty farm-to-table meal in a cabin surrounded by forest.
Sombrio Beach Waterfall
Address: Sombrio Beach Trailhead, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, BC
Why You Need To Go: It is worth the effort to find this secret cave that has a waterfall inside it.
When: Opening date TBA (could be as early as May 2020)
Address: Victoria, BC
Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to share one of their over-the-top punch bowl poutines with your friends.
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