Fairy tales do come true. Do you still love Disney movies and classics like Alice In Wonderland? Instead of living vicariously through the experiences of your favourite characters like Ariel and Elsa, you can be the hero of your own magical adventure. Canada has a ton fairy tale spots in B.C. that are so bucket list-worthy.

What comes to mind when you think of fairy tales? Perhaps castles, enchanted forests, or even dreamy landscapes filled with flowers?

Within our province, you can visit all these settings, and so much more.

Not only do we have a handful of castles you can explore, but a mushroom-like cottage that looks like somewhere Snow White herself would live.

Or, you can go for a hike at Teapot Hill to visit a quirky trail that looks like it leads you to the Mad Hatter's party. Hidden along the path, you'll find a collection of colourful teapots and cups.

For of all you who wish you could live under the sea just like the Little Mermaid, the Vancouver Aquarium is somewhere you need to explore. Here you'll get to feel like you are swimming under the water as you look at all the colourful fish, but not mermaid tail is required.

Craigdarroch Castle

Price: $14.85 a person

Address: 1050 Joan Cres., Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can visit this stunning Victorian-era castle that looks straight out of a storybook.


Cathedral Grove

Price: Free

Address: 452 Alberni Hwy., Nanaimo, BC

Why You Need To Go: The easy to follow trail will take you through a lush ancient forest with trees that seem to reach the sky.


Enchanted Forest

Price: $12.00 a person

Address: Kootenay Boundary E., BC

Why You Need To Go: This spot is your childhood daydreams come true. You'll be able to explore a B.C.'s tallest treehouse and hike along a path that takes you past a dragon and castle.


Cob Cottage

Price: $198.50 a night

Address: Mayne Island, BC

Why You Need To Go: This unique Airbnb looks like something a fairy might live in. The eye-catching mushroom-like home is a relaxing retreat that would be perfect for a weekend getaway with your friends.


Fan Tan Alley

Price: Free

Address: Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: Here you'll find the narrowest street in the country. It is a super charming area with hanging lanterns and lights that softly glow. Hidden inside you'll discover all sorts of incredible shops.


Botanical Beach

Price: Free

Address: Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, BC

Why You Need To Go: If you love going to the Vancouver Aquarium, then you'll want to check out this spot. Along the shore, you'll find clear tide pools filled with colourful sea anemones and starfish.


Spirit Trail

Price: Free

Address: 957 McCombs Dr., Agassiz, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is a quick and peaceful hiking trail within a surreal forest. While walking, make sure to take a close look at the trees, as several of them have faces.


Neverland Tea Salon

Price: $30.00+

Address: 3066 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to fall down the rabbit hole to enter wonderland. Inside this adorable tea shop, it is almost like you at the Mad Tea party from Alice in Wonderland. You'll be able to order incredible themed afternoon tea sets that are nearly too cute to eat. 


Hobbit House

Price: $366.00 a night

Address: Kootenay Boundary E., BC

Why You Need To Go: Have you watched the Lord Of The Rings more times than you can count? If so, you need to book a stay at this Hobbit House that looks like it belongs in The Shire.


Moss Lady

Price: Free

Address: 250 Douglas St., Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: Inside Beacon Hill Park, you'll discover a sleeping giant covered in plants similar to those found in Gardens of Heligan in the United Kingdom.


VanDusen Botanical Garden

Price: $11.50 per person

Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: From spring to summer is the best time to visit VanDusen Botanical Garden because it is exploding in colour. Some not to miss flowers include the pink cherry blossoms, yellow laburnum blooms and brightly hued roses. Before you go, make sure to check out their website, which will tell you what is currently blooming.


Free Spirit Spheres

Price: $334.00 per night

Address: 420 Horne Lake Rd., Qualicum Beach, BC

Why You Need To Go: These glamping pods up in the trees make for an unforgettable weekend escape from the city. You'll get to wake up to the soothing sound of birds chirping while you are cozy in your pod within a rainforest.


Hatley Castle

Price: Free (to visit garden)

Address: 2005 Sooke Rd., Victoria, BC 

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like royalty as you explore Hatley Castle and the beautiful roses gardens. The impressive building has appeared in so many popular movies and shows such as Deadpool, Disney's Descendants, X-Men, or the Witches of East End.


Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Price: $15.00+ person

When: Thursday, August 6 to Monday, September 7, 2020

Address: 41310 Yale Rd., Chilliwack, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Chilliwack doesn't just have a massive field of tulips. In the summer, they host a gorgeous sunflower festival where you can see 17 acres of golden flowers.


Vancouver Aquarium

Price: $38.00

Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can unleash your inner mermaid, and explore all the colourful fish under the sea just like Ariel from Disney's Little Mermaid. Some must stop sights include visiting the jellyfish and floating sea otters


Vallea Lumina

Price: $29.99 a person

When: Thursday, June 11 to Sunday, October 11

Address: 4293 Mountain Sq. #211, Whistler, BC

Why You Need To Go: In Whistler, you can discover an enchanted forest that is illuminated at night. Along the route, you'll meet magical guardians as you learn the story of this hidden grove.


Teapot Hill

Price: Free

Address: Columbia Valley Rd., Cultus Lake, BC

Why You Need To Go: You won't believe your eyes as you walk along this hiking trail in Cultus Lake Provincial Park. Here there are many teapots and teacups in all shapes and colours are scattered throughout the enchanting forest. 


Whistler Ice Caves

Price: $1,395+ per person

Address: Whistler, BC

Why You Need To Go: All your fans of Disney's Frozen need to see Whistler's ice caves up close. To view it for yourself, you can pick one of the many tours that include a delicious lunch feast surrounded by the bright blue icy walls.


Sandcut Beach

Price: Free

Address: 11033 W. Coast Rd., Shirley, BC

Why You Need To Go: Sandcut Beach is pure Instagram gold. Right on the beach, you'll find a swing next to a waterfall. We can't think of a more extraordinary way to spend some time outdoors than enjoying the view of the water from a secret outdoor swing.


Capilano Suspension Bridge

Price: $53.95 per person

Address: 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the evergreen forest as you cross the suspension bridges that are 110 feet above the ground.


Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm

Price: Free

Address: 401 Musgrave Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC

Why You Need To Go: You won't want to miss smelling the massive field of lavender blossoms in the summer; it is absolutely dreamy. While at the farm, you can pick up some soothing essential oil or other lavender products to bring home.


Road 13 Vineyards

Price: $5.00 per person (for a tasting)

Address: 799 Ponderosa Rd., Oliver, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is hard not to fall in love with Road 13 Vineyards that seems straight out of a storybook. The castle-like building even had a drawbridge. While here, you can go wine tasting with your friends for just $5.00 a person.


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