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Take a Day Trip from Vancouver

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From the soaring mountains of Whistler to the fascinating Asian malls of Richmond, Vancouver is a great base for all kinds of day trips. Head out to the Gulf Islands for a slice of laid-back island life or enjoy a scenic trip up the Sea to Sky Highway to go rafting or eagle watching with Sunwolf in Brackendale. All less than a couple of hours from the Downtown core.
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4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4J7, Canada
In the few minutes it takes to walk from the Aberdeen Canada Line station along the busy No. 3 Road to the Aberdeen Centre you’ll leave Canada behind and be transported into an authentic pan-Asian shopping mall. With an almost 65% Asian...
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70002 Squamish Valley Rd, Brackendale, BC V0N 1H0, Canada
I’m a sucker for whitewater, so I jumped at the opportunity to raft the Elaho River during my visit to Squamish, BC. As it turned out, there was some actual jumping involved...but we’ll get to that in a moment. The trip began at Sunwolf, a rustic...
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36800 BC-99, Squamish, BC V0N 3G0, Canada
Rain or shine you'll have an amazing time at the new Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, just an hour's drive down the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway from Whistler. The Gondola whisks you on an 885 meter climb above sea level, giving show stopping...
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Victoria, BC, Canada
If you can afford to go by air, then flying over the Salish sea is a fantastic way to go to Victoria: both Helijet and Harbour Air offer great deals, so check their sites to bag a bargain. That said, travelling by BC Ferries is kind of magical...
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3511 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A3, Canada
This fishing village on the Fraser River was once a thriving community with numerous salmon canneries. Today, its heritage is still on proud display at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, which preserves West Coast fishing history; the London Heritage...
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Whistler, BC V0N, Canada
Beautiful resort village of Whistler offers 4 star dining, international shopping, and some of the best skiing in the world. Not only should you stay long enough to wear your legs down on the slopes, but don't leave before experiencing the bounty...
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121 Lower Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T4, Canada
A 35-minute floatplane ride from the city, this Gulf Island operates at a laid-back pace that’s a departure from the rest of Metro Vancouver. Artists and craftspeople have built a community here; the Saturday market sells many of their...
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455 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E8, Canada
The first time I took a trip on Helijet I can remember whooping with excitement as we slowly hovered about ground and then –swoop! Off we went. It’s a thrilling way to travel over this most picturesque city and to get a birds' eye view of the...