Spring is a welcome sight for us winter-weary Canadians. As soon as the crocuses start to pop their purple heads up from the damp earth, I know that spring is right around the corner and with it comes a renewal of life across our province.
Finally, the cold is no longer an excuse holding you back from doing what you love most. With Spring right around the corner, the time to build your Spring bucket list is now! What do you want to accomplish this Spring? Maybe you want to experience the outdoors more? Confront your fear of heights? Train up for a race?
Whether you just want to find a spot to admire the blossoms or you want to go on a full-tilt adventure this Spring, our list is full of ideas to inspire. Here are 17 things to do in BC that you have to add to your Spring bucket list.
If your bike has been in storage all winter, then it's time to pump up the tires! The flat Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island is lots of fun to explore on bike. It runs for 55 km from Victoria to Sooke and it will get you back in shape to go on more bike rides in the upcoming warmer months!
See the natural world waking up all around you when you enjoy Spring at Van Dusen gardens! It's fun to come here with a friend and eat on their sunny patio before going for a walk in the garden. The freshness and beauty that surrounds you will really inspire you this Spring!
There are so many amazing wineries to check out in the Okanagan, but one of my favourites is Burrowing Owl. They help conserve the adorable burrowing owl, they have an extensive tasting room, a guest lodge, and a fine dining restaurant. It's everything you could want. Plus, the design of their buildings combined with the unique Okanagan landscape makes you feel like you're in Tuscany!
Nothing says Spring like tulips and daffodils! This popular festival will return in the Spring so you can stroll through fields of flowers and take plenty of photos for Instagram. No word yet on when the tulips will be in bloom, but last year the festival was on during the month of April.
With the changing of the season, sports fans change from their hockey jerseys to their soccer jerseys! Head to BC Place Stadium to catch an exciting Whitecaps game. Even those who aren't much into sports will have fun at the game because there's a lot to see and do. There's even a delicious food court to check out!
As the weather starts to improve more and more, you don't have as many excuses to skip your morning run! Start training for a 10K race like the ever-popular Vancouver Sun Run and you'll have an actionable goal that will keep you heading towards a healthier lifestyle in 2019!
Getaway to the ranch this Spring and spend some time out in nature on horseback! The Flying U lets you take horses out for long, unsupervised rides so you'll get an authentic sensation of being a real cowboy.
Itching to catch the end of ski season? This new hotel in Rossland is the perfect basecamp for your adventures. With a spa and a restaurant and lounge, there will be no shortage of fun for you on your final ski run of the season.
When the snow starts to melt off of the Alaska Highway, it's easier to drive up to Liard Hot Springs. This hidden gem in Northern BC has to be on your bucket list this Spring. These are the second largest hot springs in Canada its surrounded by lush untamed forests. It's the perfect way to kick off your most epic Spring ever.
From bungy jumping to ropes adventure courses, Wild Play is so much fun to act like a kid again. They also have something called the 'Primal Swing' that goes about 140 km per hour, flinging you across a river canyon and back!
Get inspired by some of the most famous painters in the world this Spring at the Vancouver Art Gallery. You'll see some of the most influential examples of Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and Surrealism. From Cézanne and Degas To Monet and Rodin, I can't think of a better collection of art to see in the springtime!
Have you ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? This is one of the most fun things you could possibly do this Spring! Hop onboard this colourful balloon and enjoy sailing above the fresh green grass.
Everyone loves this market for its delicious food and adorable goats. Spend some time here after the Winter thaws out into Spring and make friends with the goats who like to hang out on the roof.
This is one of the most popular Airbnbs in the entire province and it's easy to see why. You could be calling this A-frame cabin home for a short while this Spring and stay just minutes from the beach. Grab your besties for a getaway and put this place on your Spring bucket list!
These cats like to play outside! Visit the RAPS cat sanctuary and socialize with the kitties who call this 'cat heaven' home. If you're thinking of making a furry addition to your family, then this is a good place to check out and meet some cats.
Spring in Vancouver means its time for the cherry blossoms! See these puffy blooms in all their glory this Spring at the Cherry Blossom Festival and walk under a soft pink canopy of blooms.
Dress up in your favourite character and meet the cast of your favourite show at Fan Expo! There's no better place to let your nerd flag fly. You'll get to meet other like-minded fans and get up close with stars from your favourite nerdy shows. This year, George Takei is coming!