Take a Day Trip to Porteau Cove

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Now that fall is here, make the most of dry days with a daytrip out of Vancouver. We all know the rain will soon be here in full force, so get outside for the last few sunny days.

Porteau Cove Provincial Park is an ideal place to spend the day outside of the city. Just a couple hours drive from Vancouver, Porteau Cove is a beautiful spot on the water where you can explore, walk around, and enjoy sunsets and stunning views of Howe Sound.

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Take a Day Trip to Porteau Cove

Summer in Sun Peaks: Mountain Biking, Golf, Canoeing & More

Mountain biking in Sun Peaks, B.C. Photo: Adam Stein / Sun Peaks Resort

When I told my friends I was spending a weekend in Sun Peaks, everyone responded with “Ooh, I can’t wait to hear all about it.” Though many Vancouverites have been to Sun Peaks Resort in winter for its famous skiing and snow sports (unlike Whistler, Sun Peaks boasts no wait times for lifts), fewer have been there in the summer. So everyone was wondering—myself included—just what is there to do in Sun Peaks without the snow?

The answer, I found, is practically every outdoor summer sport we love: golfing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding. Add to all that a charming alpine village that’s packed with delicious restaurants, safe for kids and dogs, and a super-short walk from all the sports amenities, and you have the ideal getaway to the B.C. interior.

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Summer in Sun Peaks: Mountain Biking, Golf, Canoeing & More

Canoeing at Widgeon Creek

The scenic view of Widgeon Creek

The scenic view of Widgeon Creek

A great way to explore the west coast outdoors on a summer’s day is to combine a canoe trip up the peaceful waterway of Widgeon Creek followed by a short hike to a series of waterfalls known as Widgeon Falls.

Your trip to Widgeon Creek starts about 1 hour and 15 minutes east of Vancouver at Grant Narrows along the shores of Pitt Lake in the community of Pitt Meadows. Ayla Canoes rents a variety of canoes and kayaks for the peaceful paddle up Widgeon Creek. It’s recommended that you leave from Vancouver fairly early in order to have enough time to enjoy your paddle and be able to hike and spend sometime at the waterfalls while being able to return the canoes on time.

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Canoeing at Widgeon Creek