Once you step out of your car, you won't believe your eyes. This adorable B.C. town is like stepping into a fantasy storybook. But don't just take our word for it, you need to see it for yourself. This summer, escape the city and go on a fun road trip with your BFF to see the fairytale-like town of Coombs.
Two hours from Victoria, you'll find Coombs on Vancouver Island on the B.C. coast. Here, the main attraction is The Coombs Old Country Market and their famed goats on the roof.
After being closed for weeks, as of June 17, they have reopened to the public again.
The market will give you serious Three Billy Goats Gruff vibes, but don't look for the animals crossing a bridge. Instead, you'll need to look up as the animals graze on a green roof.
Seeing the goats, that have fun names like Nibbles, will put a massive smile on your face.
But there is so much more to do here, even if seeing cute animals isn't your thing. There is a mixture of quirky shops and restaurants that you'll want to explore.
Inside you'll see wonders from around the globe, from paper lanterns to intricate carvings.
You want to want to the adorable A-Frame building covered in plants and twinkling lights to try treats from Billy G's Donut.
While on a hot day, you can cool down with one of the 60 flavours of ice cream at Billy Gruff Creamery.
Make sure to allow time to roam the streets too; you won't believe what you will find. There is everything from giant stone sculpture to a towering castle.
Surrounding the outskirts of town, you can also explore the many hiking trails.
The easiest route is the flat Rail Trail that will take you to Parksville. But if you have your hiking shoes on, you won't want to miss seeing stunning waterfalls in Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.
Next time you don't know what to do, drive to this unique spot in B.C. While you are there, make sure to say hi to Nibbles.
Address: Coombs, BC
Why You Need To Go: The picturesque tiny town feels like it is straight from a storybook.
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