Day Trips From Vancouver

Feb 21st, 2005, 11:43 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 38
Day Trips From Vancouver

Four adults will be staying in Vancouver for about 6 days. We plan a day trip to Victoria but were wondering if it is that much different from Vancouver that we should stay longer.
Are there other suggested day trip we should consider.

[email protected]
mersky is offline  
Feb 21st, 2005, 12:16 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,501
It would be nice to do Victoria as an overnight trip if you had the time, which you do.

If you've seen all you want to see of Vancouver and still have time on your hands, you could do a day trip to Whistler.

I really think that's as much as you're going to be able to fit in.

Remember, if you take a car over to Vancouver Island, make a reservation for the ferry at .

It would help to know what time of year you'll be travelling and what your interests are.
Judy_in_Calgary is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2005, 06:01 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 38
We will be in Vancouver either July or August. We like hiking,biking, antiquing and just exploring interesting new places. I will do research on Whistler but give me an idea of what it has to offer.
mersky is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2005, 08:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 916
I'd say that Vancouver and Victoria are very different - with exception to having the same climate and vegetation, you definitely won't be mistaking Victoria for Vancouver.

I agree with Judy that you can always do a side trip to Whistler, but this would be it. If you don't feel like going to Whistler (which is a 2 hour drive approximately, one way), you can always do side-trips within Greater Vancouver, whether that means a drive out to Steveston for browsing the historical sites, buying fish n chips off the wharf, looking at the fishing vessels, etc... or maybe going to North Van to Lynn Canyon, driving along Marine Drive westward to West Van, to Lighthouse Park, all the way to Horseshoe Bay. You could even drive to White Rock (an hour drive) and have lunch on the beach. There's definitely enough within a short drive from the city of Vancouver without having to go that far.
Carmanah is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2005, 09:52 AM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 47
If biking means mountain biking then Whistler is a must-do
westcanuck is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2005, 02:53 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,090
Consider going to Gabriola Island by ferry and spending the day biking and exploring the artist studios. Check it out on the internet. It's rural and lovely.
Orcas is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2005, 03:03 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,090
Oops. Looks like you have to go through Nanaimo to do that trip, but check out a different Gulf Island that has a direct ferry. There are a few and that's a real nice change from the city.
Orcas is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Jul 15th, 2010 10:59 AM
Sep 9th, 2008 03:22 AM
Sep 14th, 2006 07:56 PM
Apr 8th, 2005 12:35 PM
May 28th, 2004 09:23 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:47 PM.