It may be getting colder out there, but it's always a good time for some quality bonding with your favourite human. There are tons of cute hidden destinations in B.C. to spend the day with your special person. To make your life easier, we rounded up 7 secret winter dates in B.C. that you and your other half need to hit up.
There are some amazing hidden gems around B.C. that are especially breathtaking in the wintertime. With the Farmer's Almanac calling for a milder winter than usual this year, now is the perfect time to get out and explore.
In B.C., we have it pretty good in the winter. We probably won't be getting bombarded with snow like Alberta, or record-breaking cold like Ontario. To make the most of winter in B.C., we suggest grabbing your favourite person and hitting the road.
Whether you are headed off the beaten path or just want to go somewhere you've never been before, these spots are guaranteed to give you and your person the best winter experience.
Take a look at these hidden destinations and start planning some fun winter weekends with your favourite person.
Hot Springs Cove
Address: Tofino, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: Tofino is easily the coolest place in B.C., so it makes sense to add this beautiful place to your winter bucket list. Hidden in Tofino is a gorgeous hot spring where you and your fav person can snuggle up. To get to the hot spring, head to the Maquinna Provincial Park and hike the 1.5 km boardwalk. There are cooling off sections, tidal pools, and enough steam to whisk away any stress.
Address: 5133 Springs Boulevard, Tsawwassen, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This is one of Metro Vancouver’s hidden gems that is just too cute for words. The rink is literally glowing from the surrounding Christmas trees. Hold hands with your significant other as you take in the water views. Maybe after the rink, you can hit up the outlet mall for some window shopping.
Address: Wells Gray Provincial Park, 416 Eden Road, Clearwater, BC
Why You Need To Go: Don’t listen to TLC, you've got to chase this waterfall. There are a total of 39 waterfalls inside Wells Gray Provincial Park and they are all stunning. The best one is Helmcken falls. During the wintertime, it is one of the most gorgeous sights. Watch the chilly water flow into what looks like a massive snow volcano. You and your s/o won't regret it.
Old Baldy Mountain
Address: Cowichan Valley, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This 3 km hike has an epic rope swing that you and your person can push each other on this winter. You will get amazing views of both water and snowy mountain tops. What more could you ask for?
Sleep in a Snowy Sphere
Price: $314 per night
Address: Qualicum Beach, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This 10-foot treehouse sphere is located in a hidden B.C. forest. You and your fav person can rent it out and sleep among the stars this winter. You'll feel like you're in a real-life snowglobe, plus it's super cozy to snuggle in.
Snowshoe on a Suspension Bridge
Address: Cheakamus River, Squamish, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This suspension bridge near Whistler is the perfect winter activity, especially if you’re with a buddy. Strap on the snowshoes and prepare for the hike of your life. If you’re brave enough, this suspension bridge has breathtaking views.
Address: Rossland, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This sleepy B.C. town comes to life in the winter. From adorable coffee shops and shopping to enough winter activities to exhaust even the most outdoorsy person, this town has it all. In the winter, they even have an epic Rossland Winter Carnival that showcases every winter sport from bobsledding to freestyle snowboarding.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favourite person and hit the road. Adventure awaits.