Summer 2020 BC Parks Reservations Open Soon

Group of people having a campfire

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It’s still winter outside, but summer camping season will be here before you know it. In 2019 over 3 million people camped at a BC Park. If you want to camp this year, now’s the time to start planning and making reservations.

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Summer 2020 BC Parks Reservations Open Soon

Golden Ears – “The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go”

View of Golden Ears from Langley Photo: Wikimedia Iykkelige

Gazing at the North Shore mountains, I am often reminded of John Muir’s famous  and beloved quote, “The Mountains are calling, and I must go.” This simple, yet inspirational message, says it all!  When listening to Muir’s call and seeking mountain adventures Vancouverites look first to the North Shore Mountains. Then eyes will turn to the majestic Sea to Sky corridor.  However, directing the compass east points explorers to a wonderful outdoor playground known as Golden Ears Provincial Park.

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Golden Ears – “The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go”

Best Vancouver Daytrip? You make the call!

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Vancouver’s short, sweet summer is in full swing.  The beaches are lined with tanned bodies, Stanley Park is full of walkers and bikers, patios everywhere are jammed with diners sipping and snacking in the sun.  But, as beautiful as the city is in summer, some times you just have to get out of town, if only for an afternoon.

So, I’d like to pose the question:  What’s the best Vancouver summer daytrip? Share your ideas by leaving a comment below.

Where do you like to go to get away from it all?  Is there a particular park, a refreshing lake, a quaint town or a secret little beach you like to escape to?  Just one ground rule:  These should be legitimate daytrips – i.e. no more than 90 minutes or so of travel time each way.

To get things started, I’ll share one of my favourite summer daytrips:  a visit to Golden Ears Provincial Park, just north of the suburb of Maple Ridge.

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Best Vancouver Daytrip? You make the call!

Top 5 Vancouver Day Trips

Golden Ears Provincial Park. Photo: Remy Scalza

As much as Vancouver has to offer – the beaches, the mountains, the downtown restaurant scene – sometimes you just have to get away from the city for a day.   With the weather finally heating up, now’s the time to break out the cooler and barbecue, load up the car and head for the hills.  But where to go?

Do you have a favorite Vancouver day trip?  A getaway that’s relatively close to the city but far enough away to offer a breath of fresh air and some new scenery?  Please share your favorite day trip destination by leaving a comment below.

To get things started, I’ll offer my Top 5 Vancouver Day trips.   All of these ideas are within a 90-minute drive of downtown, and they all offer a nice change of pace from city living.

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Top 5 Vancouver Day Trips