In search of something extraordinary to check out? You don't have to look far. There's something totally surreal right in your backyard! Immersive experiences that take you way, way far from ordinary are abundant in British Columbia.\nWhether you have time for a day trip or an all-out adventure, there's something surreal on this list that will pique your curiosity. From breathtaking natural wonders and unique places to stay to unusual and unbelievable spots you can visit in our province, we really do have it all. Here are the most surreal places in BC that you can hardly believe are real:\nThis Secret Swimming Hole Next To Abandoned Ruins\nView this post on Instagram Falls at Sooke Potholes, from the abandoned Deertrail Resort. .. Probably my final photography adventure in Victoria for a while, thanks to @threemuttsphotography for picking the location and driving and @frostjocelyn for being the shares Sherpa. I’m going to miss these adventures! .. This image will be available for sale via imagekind shortly, see the link in my bio for more of my work. .. #sooke #sookepotholes #victoria #victoriabc #dailyviewvictoria #bc #britishcolumbia #dailyviewbc #canada #dailyviewcanada #beautifulbritishcolumbia #vancouverisland #wonderfulvancouverisland #canon #canonphotography #CanonPhotographers #canon_photos #photography #femalephotographer #canoncanada #picoftheday #ig_canada #ig_britishcolumbia #ig_bestshots #vancouverislandguide #explorebc #explorevictoria #explorecanada #waterfall #ruins A post shared by Cami Bouchard (@camibou) on Mar 9, 2019 at 4:02pm PST\nThe Sooke Potholes are one of the best swimming spots in the province. This long string of connected pools of deep blue water is located right next to the old bones of a never-fulfilled dream resort. Seeing this magical natural spot and the strange evidence of an old castle is so surreal.\nThe Sea To Sky Gondola In Squamish\nView this post on Instagram literally had my head in the clouds ☁️ A post shared by jasmine girn (@jgirn) on Jul 14, 2016 at 8:23pm PDT\nEven though this spot is a well-known attraction in the province, you don't know how surreal it is to be among the clouds at the gondola. You'll see spectacular and dramatic views of the forest, mountains and ocean and check out viewing platforms and a surreal suspension bridge\nHelmecken Falls Provincial Park In Thompson-Nicola\nView this post on Instagram This view... 😯 Hard to believe waterfalls are naturally formed and not man-made. ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @ms_portfolios, #ShotOnMoment and #ShotOniPhone. #MomentWide A post shared by Moment (@moment) on Nov 18, 2018 at 1:47pm PST\nMassive falls seem to pour out from a rock face at the surreal Helmecken Falls provincial park. Immerse yourself in the sound (and the spray) of these falls that look like they're straight out of Tolkien's Rivenda\nJoffre Lakes Park In Whistler\nView this post on Instagram The mountains are calling and I must go. A post shared by Liem Tran (@llllltran) on Oct 11, 2018 at 8:57pm PDT\nThe Joffre Lakes earn their spot on this list of surreal spots because of their incredibly blue waters. Take a snapshot on one of the massive logs that extend into the lake—if you get the angle just right then it feels like you're standing right in the middle of the lake.\nThis Actual Castle On Vancouver Island\nView this post on Instagram Weekend getaways to the island 🌊 If you're looking for European vibes in BC, Hatley Castle is your answer. Located just 3 hours from Vancouver on Victoria, this picturesque heritage castle has been the film set for several movies, such as X-Men and Deadpool 🎥 It's also free to visit the castle grounds, which boast waterfront views 😍 A post shared by Nicole | Travel + Lifestyle (@nicolehuui) on Nov 12, 2018 at 7:15pm PST\nThis surreal spot is one of the top spots to visit in the province. This Scottish baronial style mansion is used for dream weddings and for the film and tv industry all the time! Next time you're on Vancouver Island, you have to check out this surreal Canadian castle.\nThese Glamping Domes In Tofino\nView this post on Instagram Aren’t these just the coolest? ☺️🌊 . . . . . #wildpodtofino #yourtofino #discoverbc #explorebc #exploreCanada #tofinobc #adventure #instagood #pnwisbeautiful #pnw #thatpnwlife #pnwbc #imagesofcanada #thankyoucanada #bewildexplore #wildernessculture #visualsofearth #vancouverisland #westcoast #agameoftones #outdoors #pnwcollective #bcisbeautiful #takemoreadventures #tofino #coastal #sunrise #tofino_sunrise #shareVI #tofinobeaches A post shared by Natasha Ann (@natasha_ann23) on Mar 2, 2019 at 6:58am PST\nYou're own glamping dome right on the water awaits! These domes are totally self-contained and have everything you need for a relaxing getaway. How often do you get to stay right on the water? This surreal experience has to be on your bucket list.\nThis Haunted House-Themed Bar In Vancouver\nView this post on Instagram Birthday girl on her birthday throne. Happy birthday to my dear friend @afewphotosfromleah A post shared by Isaac AP (@isaac.a.p) on Dec 15, 2018 at 8:54pm PST\nA themed bar like no other, you'll be immersed in a Halloween-style haunted house experience. The lights flicker, ghosts moan and the cocktails mysteriously emit an eerie fog and glow.\nThe Yasodhara Ashram In Kootenay Bay\nView this post on Instagram The Temple of Light @patkauarchitects is the winner of the Wood Innovation Award at the 2019 Wood Design Awards sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC!The award “recognizes creative and innovative approaches in the use of wood in building design, product design and/or processes. The jury noted the project’s complex curvilinear geometry, and the diversity and flexibility of using wood.” #destinationbc #nelsonkootenaylake #kootsrock #cvklroute #beautifulbc #kootenaylake #hellobc #explorebc @spearhead.ca #selkirkloop #hiddengemofthekootenays #findingawesome #eastshorekootenaylake A post shared by Yasodhara Ashram (@yasodharaashram) on Mar 5, 2019 at 12:47pm PST\nThis surreal structure is an ashram and it looks like something from a sci-fi movie! This is one of the most surreal buildings in Canada and it's totally worth a visit just to see the architectural gem.\nThis Fake Accounting Office Hiding A Secret Bar In Vancouver\nView this post on Instagram Who says accountants aren't fun? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #foodie #foodstagram #grubbed #buzzfeast #eater #hangryinyyc #yvreats #dishedvan #curiocityvancouver #narcityvancouver #vaneats #vancouvereats #vancityfood #yvr #vancity #604eats #vancouver #vancitybuzz #dailyhivevan #crunchvancouver #eatvancouver #vancityeats #yvrcocktails #cocktails #cocktailbar A post shared by Hangry in YYC (@hangryinyyc) on Mar 25, 2019 at 6:57am PDT\nYou have to walk straight through a fake accounting office to get to Key Party, a secret bar in Vancouver! There's something totally surreal about walking through their office that seems like it should be functional but it's all a front. Pretty funny stuff and it makes for a surreal night out.\nHot Springs Cove In Tofino\nView this post on Instagram Feeling the magic 💫 Perched on top of a geo thermal waterfall with steam floating up from the thermal pools below. Life doesn't get better than this. .... .... It is a 1.5 hr boat ride to to the Maquinna Provincial Park, or you can take a 20min seaplane flight. Whichever way you choose to go, expect stunning coastline views and the possibility of spotting wildlife along the way. I opted for the boat ride the entire trip and was lucky enough to spot a Pod of Orcas! Thank you @oceanoutfitterstofino .... .... Once arrived, walk the 1.5 kilometre boardwalk trail through old growth forest – estimate around 30-45minutes – until you get to the springs. There are seven natural mineral geothermal rock pools that successively cool as you approach the ocean. Challenge yourself and take a dip in the ice cold ocean before relaxing in the hot springs. It was one of the craziest things I have done and I am glad I pushed myself outside my comfort zone. #personalgrowth .... Would you take the cold dip challenge? . . . #tourismtofino #westcoast #stormwatching #winteradventures #geothermalwonders #natureshottub #hotspringcove #tofino #ocean #waves #yourtofino #explorebc #waterfall #wildpacifictrail #ucluelet #beautifuldestinations #nature #explorecanada #vancouverisland #travelgram #instago #travelblogger #wanderlust #travelgram #shesnotlost #prettylittletrips #travelawesome #travelphotography A post shared by Michie (@michilaw_) on Mar 12, 2019 at 2:19pm PDT\nThis classic BC adventure will never fail to amaze us! You have to take a boat and then hike to these oceanfront hot springs but we promise it'll be worth it for the surreal experience.\nThis Spa With Eight Different Themed Saunas In Vancouver\nView this post on Instagram I think the idea of giving as much as you can and then recharging when you're running low is a good one. Let's live to our full capacity and get that work//play ratio down. Or just head to the nearest sauna! 😜 A post shared by Tiffany Rose Vlasveld (@tv_like_the_appliance) on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:06pm PDT\nYou'll feel like you're in another dimension at this spa. There are eight different themed sauna rooms so you can travel through time and space as you steam and relax. From old-school wood saunas to new age oceanic spa experiences, this is a totally surreal spa you won't forget.\nThese Abandoned Tunnels In Hope\nView this post on Instagram meet me at the end of the tunnel . . . #explorebc #vancitywild #vancitybuzz #dailyhivevan #othellotunnel #hopebc #vancouvertrails #adventuretime #vancouverlife #vancityvibe #vancityfeed A post shared by ~ g i a n ~ (@wasab.gi) on Aug 28, 2018 at 10:11pm PDT\nThe Othello Tunnels are amazing because you get to walk along an abandoned rail route through the gold rush era train tunnels blasted out of the mountain side. You'll walk on trestles high above the rushing river and through cool, dark tunnels on this surreal trip!