With the coming of fall, and the onset of a new season of limitations for travel, we're all feeling the weight, and the stress of these present times.
There's no better way to destress than adventuring, exploring and discovering. With the right guide, you don't have to travel far to experience something new and exciting.
Head out on an off the beaten path exploration of your own community and experience a sense of place on a staycation.
FRASER VALLEY REGION
Explore the Fraser Valley and uncover history, sip regional wines, bask in hot springs, visit artist studios, and unique local galleries.
Star your exploration after spending a luxurious night at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort . Travel through historic old downtown Abbotsford, grab a coffee and visit The Reach Gallery. Taking back roads, discover local wineries, distilleries and farms. In the afternoon, take a tour of historic Fort Langley, and visit the BC Farm Museum while you wait for your socially distanced workshop to begin at
Begin your artful staycation in Vancouver with a stay at the Skwachays Lodge Aboriginal Hotel & Gallery where each room features art and custom design by Indigenous artists and interior designers. Take an entire day to grab your coffee, and spend time exploring the studios and galleries around Downtown Vancouver. Book your free visit to the CAGfor an engaging, intimate experience of contemporary art.
Support local and schedule an evening for a socially distanced tour through Forbidden Vancouver and experience the city like never before with a trained actor as your guide to the dark side and underbelly of Vancouver.
Leave the car behind, hop the ferry and visit the serene Galiano Island Inn. Sit still and experience the supernatural beauty at the oceanfront. Rent a smart car, or an E Bike from the inn and explore the island at your leisure.
This staycation spot is a place that will leave you feeling like you've truly escaped the hustle.
Experience the art of the Gulf Islands with a unique array of local art, and a renowned mural.
Just a short ferry ride away from the mainland lies Pender Island. Nestled amongst the beautiful gulf islands, Pender is home of the idyllic Poets Cove.
Leave behind the busy hustle of Victoria and venture up island to an off the grid, rugged coastal experience.
Experience history, Indigenous culture and art at the Kwa'lilas Hotel in Port Hardy. Spend a relaxing day at San Josef Bay, venture out on the Salish sea in search of whales or learn about the culture and history of the area at the museum.
Discover the small mill town of Telegraph Cove. Stay in the heritage boardwalk cabins at the Telegraph Cove Resort and experience a unique piece of BC's history.
Surrounded by vineyards, orchards and lakes, it is no secret that the Okanagan region boasts some excellent staycation spots. If you're a local, get off the beaten track and book in with Cormier Studio B&B. Boutique accommodations steeped in art provide an unforgettable cultural experience.
Want to feel like you've escaped it all? Book into the Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos where you can stay resort bound, tour wineries, or venture out into the quaint community.