Summer is here, which calls for family adventures! Day trips are an easy way to make a stay-cation feel like a real holiday. You get to spend time as a family with a special destination in mind. Here are three great day trips easily accessible from Vancouver.
Three must-do summer day trips from Vancouver
Sea to Sky Gondola
Head down the winding vista-filled Highway 99 to to the Sea to Sky Gondola for amazing views of Howe Sound, snow capped mountains as well as kid friendly hikes through the forest, music and dancing on the deck, rock climbing and great food! PS: Did you know there’s an amazing and oh so convenient shuttle service from Vancouver? Check it!
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You can easily spend the day on the ocean’s edge in Steveston Village, which is a 30-minute drive from Vancouver. It’s the largest commercial fishing harbour in Canada and full of family friendly possibilities from a cycling along the seaside path, to a playground and waterpark to beaches, restaurants and shops.
Whether it’s the Historic Fort itself, parkour at Penzer Park, board-walking or historic train exploration, there is no shortage of fun kid friendly activities and food in this charming town about 45-minutes away from Vancouver.
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This post was sponsored by Sea to Sky Gondola
Sea to Sky Gondola makes it easier to connect with the great outdoors. Located between Vancouver and Whistler in beautiful Squamish BC, adventure is at your doorstep. The 10-minute gondola ride to 885m above sea level provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, luscious forest, and the surrounding Coastal Mountains. At the summit, enjoy the thrilling 100-meter Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, easy interpretive walking trails and challenging backcountry hikes. Adventure awaits for nature and outdoor enthusiasts at the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).