Why Sasquatch Loves B.C.
Collected by Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
Sasquatch - the wildest of woolly creatures – loves BC, and calls the Canadian Pacific home for good reason. British Columbia is noted for epic landscapes, the great outdoors, spectacular native art, tremendous cuisine, unique craft beer and spirits, laid-back, welcoming folk, and mythological icons like the fabled Sasquatch. Sasquatch lore is integrated into the fabric of British Columbia, which means a first-hand encounter should be high on your BC bucket list (we know you will love it too).
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada
Bright and early on a crisp, cool morning, there's a good chance you'll have Vancouver's remarkable Stanley Park all to yourself (save for those outrageously dedicated runners who get up at the crack of dawn). A wander around Brockton Point...
85 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3K8, Canada
800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7, Canada
Open mid-November through the end of February, the Robson Square Ice Rink gives both residents and visitors an opportunity to skate for free in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Skate and helmet rentals and a concession stand are available on site....
1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8, Canada
Long Table Distillery is at the forefront of Vancouver's craft distilling revolution. Long Table's spirits, which at present include gin and vodka, are executed with whimsical precision, while the tasting room itself is an exercise in perfect...
375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8, Canada
Steamworks has been brewing unique craft beer in historic Gastown since 1995, utilizing the building's rare steam delivery system that to this day is the only one of its kind in Canada. The Steamworks craft list is tremendous. You'll find seasonal...
16 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G6, Canada
Bitter Tasting Room is a thrilling little gastro pub located on the Gastown/DTES border that features a fantastic draft list, a well-curated craft bottle selection, and an accompanying menu with a handful of clever, shareable plates that demand a...
4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
The next time you're tired of the mountains and looking for a place to imbibe, check out Brew House, starting with the clever draft board (green means go!) and the choo-choo train that whips around the restaurant. Brew House has a fantastic...
4320 Sundial Crescent #170, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
This rocking Irish pub in the heart of Whistler Village could, on any given Saturday night, be bumping with Canadian punk, Dublin standards, or American rock. The food is classic Irish fare: stop in Sunday for the prime rib roast and perhaps a...
4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
The 34,400-square-foot Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre engages visitors on many levels. Socially, it is the first joint cultural project between two separate native nations in North America. The center is also a stunning...
4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Fifty Two 80 styles itself as the perfect après-ski (and après-bike) hangout, but you may find you have trouble getting out on the mountain in the first place—especially once you've polished off a hearty mountain breakfast, here. After breakfast,...
Langford, BC, Canada
A short 30-minute drive from downtown Victoria, and on the doorstep of Bear Mountain, Mount Finlayson looms over Greater Victoria, and if you're up for the challenge, you can take the hour-long trek all the way to the top. For those looking for a...
631 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B8, Canada
If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to have a giant grasshopper crawl over your face, hold a scorpion in the palm of your hands, or wear a centipede mustache, this is your chance. If you're content simply watching the butterflies...
Ross Durrance Rd, Highlands, BC V9E 2A3, Canada
Gowlland Tod is a sprawling, beautiful park located in the British Columbia Highlands, close to Goldstream Provincial Park and Bear Mountain, with great stretches of the park overlooking the stunning Saanich Inlet. Hiking, trekking, walking,...
4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1K5, Canada
Lighthouse Park is one of my favorite destinations in all of Canada; reaching this British Columbia gem requires a short walk through stunning virgin rainforest, where remarkable Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar - some more than 200 feet tall and...
Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Bill Miller's Sasquatch Country Adventures is one of the most unique travel experiences you're likely to ever come across. Bill was my host on a day filled with exploration - of both the stunning Harrison region, as well as the myth and legends...
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