Okay.. So we know that you really don't need a reason to go on a road trip.. ever. Especially not one in a place as jaw-droppingly-gob-smackingly-beautiful as Canada.
But if you are for some reason holding back on getting out there and seeing what Canada has to offer, here are 8 amazing reasons you need to go explore it now. Right now.
As usual, these are not listed in order of best to still-awesome-but-not-the-best. The order is random and every single reason to visit Canada is great and totally dependant on the person visiting.
We explored all of these goodies whilst on a 3 week road trip through BC & The Rockies. Check out our itinerary suggestions here.
1. Outdoor Activities
This includes, but is certainly not limited to:
Lions and tiger and bears Oh My!
Okay so there aren’t lions.. or tigers... unless you count mountain lions; they’re elusive, however they are there... But, there are bears! And there is a huge array of other wildlife visible throughout BC & The Rockies. Caribou, Eagles, Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles, Squirrels and so much more are all visible just hanging out on the side of the roads!
3. Roadside Scenery
There is nothing quite like rounding a blind corner in your van and seeing the whole skyline in front of you open up, filled with peaks of different heights and colours. Throw in animals all over the place and driving pretty much anywhere in BC is a treat for the senses.
Check these roads out for all the good stuff:
Too many breweries, too little time. Almost every single town has a brewery and as far as we can tell so far almost all of their beers are great. There are also plenty of “tallboy” cans of quality suds to be found for enjoyment in some more remote locations on the road.
Our favourite Brewery:
The Okanagan Valley is also very well known for its wine. We didn’t get to suss out any vineyards but a day riding bikes around and drinking wine is always fun right?
Fun Fact #2: You can buy wine in a can. You're welcome.
5. Picnic Spots
Food with a view. Is there any better way to enjoy a meal?
Plenty of road side pit-stops and loads of well-deserved-end-of-hike vantage points. There are infinite possibilities!
Lakes in every shade of blue you can imagine.
Trails lined with wildflowers, running along the shores of lakes, over the summits of mountains, across suspension bridges and leading to waterfalls, what more could you ask for.
Trails long or short, taking days or minutes, it's up to you and there is something for absolutely everybody.
There is so much land to explore, and what better way to do it than on your own 2 feet?
Last but certainly not least. There is not much to write about this point, it’s pretty self explanatory; they’re everywhere, they’re beautiful, they’re hike-able, they’re climb-able and some are even gondola-accessible.
I count this as one of the 5 reasons to visit BC mostly just because they’re absolutely-breathtakingly and it’s a really special feeling you get when looking down from the top of a peak, somehow it manages to put the whole world into perspective, if only for a minute.
So what are you waiting for? Book those flights, and reserve that Jucy van ASAP. You will not regret it, I pinky promise.
G'day I'm Bec
I'm an Aussie who loves travelling, hiking, trail running and pretty much any activity you can do outdoors.
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