You seriously can't wait for the vacations plans you have with bae in Hawaii, but if we're being honest, you booked your flight and hotel for October because it's low season and the summer weather is making you wish you were there...like NOW.
Don't wait until October for your vacay, take one right now! Do a day trip to the many beautiful places near Vancouver with your bae and get away from it all.
From relaxing spa days in Parksville to breathtaking hikes in Garibaldi, there is so much to do, and all so close by! Link this to your bae ASAP, because you guys are packing your car and going for a daytrip.
Note: Driving times listed below are calculated with Google Maps with Vancouver listed as starting destination.
1. Garibaldi Provincial Park // Whistler
Time: 1 hr 17 mins
Garibaldi's pristine turqoise alpine lake will be one of the most breathtaking masterpeices of nature you and your bae will ever feast your eyes on. Hike up to Taylor Meadows for a stunning view of Black Tusk mountain, take a dip in the lake on a hot summer's day, and bring along a few cold ones while you take in the views.
2. Campbell Valley Park // Langley
Time: 1 hr
Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the city can be a bit much. Retreat to this quite and serene park for a nice, long romantic stroll through nature. You can even go horseback riding along the trails in this park! And if horses aren't your thing, this park is also very puppy friendly.
3. Othello Tunnels // Abbotsford
Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, also popularly known as the Othello Tunnels, is a truly unique experience. Walk through abandoned tunnels and bridges along incredible rocky cliffs and canyons. And if you're broke, this day trip is perfect, because it's totally free.
Pro-tip: Tunnels get dark, so bring a flashlight and remember to hold tight onto bae!
4. White Rock Pier // White Rock
Time: 55 mins
If you and bae's favourite pastime is taking long romantic walks along the beach, you guys are definitely going to want to visit White Rock Pier. A quaint boardwalk with white sandy beaches - the perfect day trip for two beach bum lovers.
5. Stave Lake // Mission
Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Hiking, waterskiing, bonfires, ATV-ing, you can do it all at Stave Lake. Spend some time out in the wild with bae and rough it out like the hooligans you are.
6. Cultus Lake // Chilliwack
Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cultus Lake and Cultus Lake Waterpark will probably be the most fun you two will ever have as a couple. The gorgeous lake surrounded by lush green hills and swimming friendly waters will give you that feel good cabin community experience, and the waterpark right next door will give both of you the adrenaline pumping type fun you've needed to revive yourself with away from your mundane Monday to Friday.
7. Galiano Island // Gulf Islands
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Need a place to just get away from it all? Galiano Island is the place. The perfect spot for morning hikes, afternoon dips in the ocean, and evenings spent gazing at the bright stars. Spend your entire day here just relaxing with your S/O. What could be better?
8. Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park // Chilliwack
Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Just one of the many incredible waterfalls in BC is less than two hours away from the city! Strolls through the beautiful trails all the way to the awe-inspiring waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls. Gas up, turn up the roadtrip playlist, and get going already!
9. Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery // Langley
Time: 1 hr
Wine and berry pies for days - at Krause Berry Farms you can pick berries all day long and enjoy their delicious berry pies, and take it from me, you won't leave without absolutely having to take one to go. Then after a full day of berries, stay for the evening and even do a wine tasting.
Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Victoria may be a small town but there is plenty to do and to see. From its adorable old world charm to its waterfront boardwalk, check out this list of to-do's in Victoria!
11. Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara // Parksville
Time: 3 hrs 6 mins
Sometimes you just need to take an entire day off with no obligations whatsoever and have a spa day. You and bae work hard, so why not take a day trip to the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort Spa and visit their Grotto Spa. Admission is only $40!