Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Help for Central Canada Itinerary
  2. 2 Eastern Townships late Dec. 2016
  3. 3 Alternatives to expensive hotel parking in Niagara Falls, Canada?
  4. 4 Eastern Canada Itinerary
  5. 5 Driving to Fort ST. John
  6. 6 Restaurants in Montreal and Quebec City
  7. 7 7 Days in Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper
  8. 8 March in Montreal?
  9. 9 Eastern Canada in December
  10. 10 Seeking Trans Canada train recs
  11. 11 Montreal two nights with kids (10 and 6): anything fun?
  12. 12 Toronto-Vancouver VIA Rail Canada
  13. 13 driving from Vancouver airport to Smithers
  14. 14 The Rocky Mountaineer
  15. 15 Trip Report Tips for an awesome road trip in Canada BC !
  16. 16 Niagara-on-the-Lake with Kids
  17. 17 Tofino
  18. 18 Lesser Known BC Travel Gems
  19. 19 Prince Edward Island-must do things
  20. 20 Need Help with Banff/LL/Jasper Itinerary
  21. 21 11th and 12th grade
  22. 22 Trip Report Vancouver trip report!
  23. 23 Moving to Nova Scotia
  24. 24 Toronto and Niagara Falls in November
  25. 25 Newfoundland itinerary help
View next 25 » Back to the top

Best nature options near Vancouver

Jump to last reply

My wife and I will be driving from Vancouver to Calgary in August this year and have 12 nights to spread around. We are more interested in natural than urban settings but want to see the highlights of Vancouver as well. I think we can allocate 4 nights in the Vancouver area but would like to spend two of them nearby in a more natural setting on the water before heading to Kelowna and then on to the mountains.

Ideally we would spend the 1st 2 nights in Vancouver and then 2 nights within about a 2 - 3 hour drive of the city. We'd want to be on or very near the water, hopefully with options for water related activities (boat trips, kayaking, etc). I guess we could take the ferry over to Vancouver Island and stay somewhere fairly near to the ferry terminal or maybe somewhere on the Sunshine Coast instead. I'm having trouble figuring out which area would make more sense. Would love to make it up to Port McNeil or over to Tofino but both seem too far from Vancouver to fit the timeline well.

Thanks in advance for the advice,
John

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement