Vancouver - Day Trips & Excursions (Chapter)
This is the Day Trips & Excursions chapter from Lonely Planet's Vancouver guidebook.
Wherever you wander in Vancouver, the rest of the province seems to be calling you from almost every corner. Vancouver may be an enjoyable place to visit but it's the surrounding treasures that truly make it a great vacation destination.
- cycle around Victoria’s brightly painted bohemian shops, wood-floored coffee bars and surprisingly innovative restaurants
- join the surfers and storm watchers in lovely Tofino, the defacto capital of the rainforested Pacific Rim National Park
- visit Whistler in winter for frosted, Christmas-card appeal or summer for scream-triggering zipline runs
- take advantage of Squamish’s 100 or so mountain-biking trails, or take an underground train tour of pitch-black copper-mine tunnels
Coverage includes: Outdoor Activities, Planes, Trains & Boats, Island Hopping, Wildlife Watching, Victoria, Whistler, Squamish, Buntzen Lake, Bowen Island, Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island and Galiano Island.
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