There is nothing like seeing bright, cheerful hues like to put you in a good mood. But the best time to see every shade in the rainbow is from June to August because once the warm weather comes it feels like our province is exploding colour. The next time you are looking for something to do, we found wildly colourful B.C. places to go this summer that are perfect for your next weekend adventure.
No matter what your favourite hue is, from cotton candy pink to lime green, you can find it outdoors. One of our top picks, vibrant spots across the province would have to be our local gardens.
Starting August, you'll be able to visit the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival, where there are 17 acres of golden blooms. It makes for a cute spot to take selfies with your BFF.
Summer wouldn't be complete without ice cream, and Casa Gelato in Vancouver is a must-visit to beat the heat.
Inside, there is a mindblowing selection of 238 flavours of gelato that comes in every tint such as mint green to stop sign red.
For a budget-savvy option, you can also go on a mural walking tour around where you live. One of our favourites Alley Oop which makes us smile no matter how many times we visit.
Here are nine of the most eyecatching places worth checking out in the summer once everything's open and full of colour:
Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm
Address: 401 Musgrave Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: From late June until mid-August, you can stroll through the blooming field of lavender. The dreamy garden is 2 acres in size and has 60 different types of purple flowers.
Address: 165 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Outside of the printshop you'll find a vibrant wall with coloured stripes in all your favourite colours. It makes for a fantastic spot to take a selfie.
Address: 1033 Venables St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can treat yourself to one of their 238 flavours of gelato in every shade of the rainbow. If you have a dietary restriction, you'll be happy to know you can get a scoop of vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free gelato.
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival
When: Thursday, August 6 to Monday, September 7, 2020
Address: 41310 Yale Rd., Chilliwack, BC
Why You Need To Go: It is a floral explosion of colours. There are 17 acres of sunflowers and three acres of dahlias for you to stroll through at this stunning festival.
Laurence & Chico Cafe
Address:833 Bute St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've fallen into the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland at this surreal cafe.
When: Thursday, June 11 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
Address: 4293 Mountain Sq., Whistler, BC
Why You Need To Go: This 1.5-kilometre trail looks out of this world. Following the dazzling illuminated trail, you'll explore a fantasy world that will fill you with wonder.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: The summer is one of the best times to visit the garden as everywhere you look there will be sweet-smelling flowers.
Fisherman's Wharf Victoria
Address: 12 Erie St., Victoria, BC
Why You Need To Go: Along the floating pier, you'll discover buildings decorated in vibrant hues like orange, neon green and turquoise.
Address: 688 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: The walls of this mural are a cheerful mix of sunshine yellow and bubble gum pink.