Summer is finally really honestly here in BC and we can't wait to get out there. We have our swimsuits and our floaties at the ready for a summer adventure, but sometimes booking a local hotel room can be as expensive as a trip to Mexico.
Rather than scrap the idea of a mini-getaway, why not find one that fits your budget? We've found the most fun and affordable places to vacation and catch up with your best friends this summer.
If you have a few friends that you've been meaning to spend time with, then you should organize a weekend getaway together ASAP. Everyone is in a good mood in the summer and I promise they'll be more likely to say 'yes' to an adventure with you now than they will in the grey, dreary days of November.
Here are 7 cheap summer getaways girls-only getaways you should definitely book this in BC:
Live the cottage life with your besties on Gibsons for an island getaway this summer! This cute cottage is super cheap at just $42 per night when you split it with three of your friends. That adorable patio is literally made for sipping rosé on a summer afternoon.
The Instagram-famous magical yoga dome on Bowen Island is bigger than ever now that Nectar yoga has expanded into a new property with even more excellently designed cabins. A yoga retreat might seem like an expensive getaway, but you usually get all your meals included and this restorative experience is a huge value for your money.
The ultimate cheap weekend getaway is in Victoria because if you're a hard-core traveller you don't even need to spend the night to have an amazing trip here! The cheapest hotel room is no hotel room, after all. Grab a cold brew at Discovery Coffee and eat lunch at Very Good Butchers in the Victoria Market for a vegetarian foodie experience that will take you to heaven.
Glamp with the best of them at WOODS on Pender. You can stay in a shiny Airstream of your own! There are tents, cabins and Instagram-worthy trailers that will totally make you feel like you're in Joshua Tree for the weekend rather than on Pender Island. Soak away with your bestie in a cedar wood hot tub and then sleep deeply in your Airstream.
Whistler is almost never considered a cheap or budget-friendly destination. This is the first full summer that you can stay Pangea Pod and you have to go with your girls this summer to be right in the heart of Whistler Village for next to nothing. Pods are really cheap, often just $50 per night, and it's a total blast to stay here in this upscale remix of a hostel inspired by capsule hotels in Japan.
These tiny cabins are not far from Vancouver and they're simply adorable! If you and your friends love hiking or can't wait to spend some time out in the wild this summer, then you have to take advantage of these cheap cabins.
Looking for a little getaway? You can rent this tiny house in Chilliwack! This is the perfect mini-getaway when you and your bestie can't decide where to go and no one wants to drive very far. Plus, there's free paddleboarding on the Chilliwack River.