With the days getting longer we are fortunate to have more time to explore our beautiful city. Vancouverites love spending time outside and as the rain clouds begin to shrivel up (soon, I promise) we start heading out!

SEE ALSO: 9 Amazing Road Trip Destinations To Explore In BC This Spring

Day trips don't have to be extravagant rides up to Whistler, they can be as close as the North Shore! There is so much beauty around us to be seen and you won't believe how close some of these spots are to you!

Rev up those Evo's people! It's time to explore.


1. Squamish

From the Sea to Sky Gondola to the incredible mountains you can summit, Squamish is THE place to take your next day trip. Hiking boots and sense of adventure required.

via @rachelbarkman

2. Alouette Lake

Maple Ridge never looked more appealing. Actually, though.


3. Grouse Mountain

Take a ride to the peak of Grouse Mountain and spend the day on the slopes or cozied up in the Chalet. The mountain is just as fun in the summer where you can watch the lumberjack show and visit with the grizzlies, Coola and Grinder!


4. Capilano Suspension Bridge

Suspended above the Northshore grounds is the grand structure of the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Explore the suspension bridge and the adult sized tree forts before grabbing lunch on the North side of the Lions Gate Bridge.


5. Abbotsford

Mark your calendars! The best part of Abbotsford is hands down the tulip festival that happens in the Spring. Drive out with your gal pals and your DSLR. Don't forget to pack a couple cute outfits!

via @rachelbarkman

6. Sawblade Falls

Can you make it through the 8 km hike in the Burke Mountain forest in Coquitlam to find Sawblade Falls? It's totally worth it.

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7. Golden Ears Provincial Park

Scoot past Alouette Lake and into the park. You can get lost for hours in the trees and the moss forest of this Maple Ridge park.

via @explorecanada

8. Chilliwack

Not just farm land! Take the hour and a half cruise to Chilliwack to explore some of the many incredible spots that aren't farms. Okay, we can stop for some fresh veggies on the drive back.

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9. Bowen Island

Take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay to the little island called Bowen. This is the perfect day trip activity where you can explore beaches, small shops, and trails. Ferry costs are only one way too!


10. Pitt Lake

Come visit the second largest lake in the lower mainland. It's hard to believe that this escape is just east of downtown Vancouver. Make sure to visit at night to get the best view of the big dipper!

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11. Ladner Trestle

The best way to make your mom's heart rate go up is to visit the Ladner Trestle. Located on Siwash Creek Road is this grand structure is your new favourite escape from reality.

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