Driving from Seattle to Vancouver B.C. will possibly only set you back by about 3 hours. But if you have a good week on your hands, there's everything from an island of friendly wolves and a literal lit suspension bridge to oyster farms, volcanoes, secluded beaches and everything in between packed into one scenic adventure. This road trip from Seattle to Vancouver B.C. is a fabulous way to get in some quality time with your bestie or SO. So, pack your bags and here we go! 

Canopy Tree Climbing | Deception Pass, Washington

Price: $149 per person

Address: 41020 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Why you should go: Get your adrenaline pumping by climbing some of the tallest trees in the world at this Washington state park. You'll get some of the best, breathtaking views of Deception Pass and the bridge through the canopies, and some quality time with your beau or yourself. 

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Predators of the Heart Sanctuary | Anacortes, Washington

Price: $200 per person

Address: 4709 Welch Ln, Anacortes, WA 98221

Why you should go: Whether you miss Ghost and Arya from Game of Thrones or simply want to be awestruck by majestic (yet friendly) wolves, this two-hour wolf encounter experience in the wild should be on your list. 

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Chuckanut Drive | Bellingham, Washington

Price: Free

Address: State Highway 11, Bellingham, WA

Why you should go: Called Washington's very own Big Sur, this is the only place where the Cascade Mountains meet the sea and is considered one of the most scenic drives in Washington. We'd spend our sunsets at this cliff-hugger if you ask us. 

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Taylor's Shellfish Farm | Bellingham, Washington

Price: 💸💸

Address: 2182 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232

Why you should go: Love seafood? Stop by one of the oldest (it's been around since the 1890s) oyster farms in the state for some shellfish with gorgeous views! There's also a cute, cobbled lighthouse on the shore hugging the rocks, to get some pretty photos at. 

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Granville Island | Vancouver BC, Canada

Price: Free entry, parking is $2-3 per hour 

Address: Granville Island Public Market 1669 Johnston St Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Why you should go: The famous market is known for everything that'll delight your senses. But it's the dining experience that steals the show. This spot is also home to Lee's Donuts where Seth Rogen and celebrity chef David Chang recently ate through some jelly delights in the new Netflix series. After chomping through them, they took the words straight out of our mouths when they said: "I’m gonna die. What’s going on?” 

 

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Capilano Suspension Bridge| Vancouver BC, Canada

Price: $47 per adult

Address: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1, Canada

Why you should go: The suspension bridge offers the perfect treetop adventure spanning 450 feet across and hoisted 100 feet off the forest floor. It's even decked up with lights for the holidays making you feel like one amongst the fireflies in the woods. 
 
 
 
 

Skyride at Grouse Mountain | North Vancouver, Canada

Price: $59 per adult

Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9, Canada

Why you should go: You'll feel like a bird taking in spectacular views of Vancouver city, the Pacific ocean, islands, and snowy peaks on your journey at Grouse Mountain. It's also North America's largest tram system. 
 
 
 
 
 

Picture Lake | Deming, Washington

Price: $5 per vehicle/day

Address: Deming, WA 98244

Why you should go: Stretch your legs at one of the most photographed mountain scenes in the whole of North America. You can see the reflection of Mt. Shuksan in the waters. A 1.5- mile hike from here will take you to Artist Point where you can also feast your eyes on Mt. Baker, a very active volcano.

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Whatcom Falls | Bellingham, Washington

Price: Free

Address: 1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229

Why you should go: An enchanting stone bridge right out of a storybook, scenic trails all-year-round, gushing creeks, swimming holes, dense foliage and a spectacular, hidden waterfall to top it all. This makes it the perfect little spot, and it's not even a detour.

 

Home | Seattle, Washington

The Evergreen State is full of adventure; BC, right across the border is just as enchanting. This epic road trip map from Seattle and back is about 428 miles in all. We won't blame you if you want to stay a little while longer. All we know is that it's going to be one hell of a drive. 

Seattle to Vancouver BC Roundtrip

Length: Approximately 428 miles

Why you should go: This map outlines an epic roundtrip you can take from Seattle to Vancouver BC and back.

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Editor's Note: Cover image is for illustrative purposes.


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