17 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In BC For 2017

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Photo: Hello BC/Facebook, @JamieOut

Traveling to exotic locales and touring foreign countries is always a must on everyone’s bucket list. But 2017 is the year to stay local.

It’s Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and Lonely Planet has named our country as being the top destination to travel to in 2017.

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Beautiful British Columbia has a plethora of amazing sights to see and cool things to do all seasons of the year. Explore all it has to offer by adding these items to (and checking them off) your bucket list.

Things To Do in British Columbia

Snowshoe Dog Mountain

Can’t ski or snowboard? try snowshoeing Dog Mountain, located at Mount Seymour Provincial Park—the view makes it all worth it!

 

Snow Tubing at Cypress Mountain

Transport back in time to your childhood and check out Cypress Mountain’s awesome snow tubing park, which is fun for everyone young at heart.

 

Hit the Slopes at Grouse Mountain

Nothing beats fresh powder and a beautiful view of the city.

 

Whistler’s Peak to Peak Gondola

#peak2peak #whistlerblackcomb

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The epic gondola ride takes you through the mist of the clouds, joining together Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

 

Stay at Emerald Lake Lodge

We are excited to be hosting @splitsecondsnapshot this weekend who will be documenting his experience at the lodge in coming weeks.

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For a ‘glamping’ experience, stay at the gorgeous Emerald Lake Lodge and explore all the area has to offer.

 

Go Bungee Jumping in Whistler

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Jump for joy (or pure fear) at Whistler Bungee for the ultimate adrenalin rush.

 

Spend a Day at Scandinave Spa 

Everyone can benefit from a day at the spa. But this outdoor spa set amongst the nature of Whistler is like no other. It has multiple Scandinavian baths, Nordic water walls, thermal water falls and a eucalyptus steam room. What are you waiting for?

 

Do the Grouse Grind

Some people say it’s a Vancouverite’s right of passage—make this the year you climb up mother nature’s stair master.

 

Visit the Abbotsford Tulip Festival

A must-do activity for Spring is visiting the beautiful tulip fields in Abbotsford when they’re in full bloom.

 

Hike Along the Wild Pacific Trail on Vancouver Island 

Ucluelet’s WPT is an incredible trek through the temperate coastal rainforest hugging Ucluth Peninsula.

 

Spend the Night in a Free Spirit Sphere

A unique type of accommodation that allows you to stay in a sphere that is strung along the treetops in Vancouver Island.

 

Hit up the Harrison Water Park

#harrisonwatersports #harrisonwaterpark #harrison #beautifulbc #funtimes

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It’s like a miniature Wipeout course out on Harrison Lake with various slides and platforms to catapult you into the water.

 

Camp Out near Joffre Lakes

The beautiful provincial park has many scenic trails and sights to see. Pitch up a tent and spend some time to unwind here.

 

Relax at the Lussier Hot Springs

You can discover this little gem near Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park.

 

Surfing in Tofino

Learn to surf or paddle board in one of BC’s most beautiful places—Tofino. It is the place to be for outdoor enthusiasts!

 

Live Small in a Micro Cabin on the Sunshine Coast

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They say less is more. Put that theory to the test by staying in a micro cabin accommodation in Robert’s Creek. Nestled in between Gibsons and Sechelt—there are plenty of activities to take part in.

 

Go Kayaking in Deep Cove

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North Vancouver’s quaint Deep Cove is the perfect place to be. Take a stroll around the village and then go kayaking around the cove—you may even be lucky enough to see some whales near the area.

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Meagan Gill

Meagan is the Associate Editor at 604 Now. She studied Journalism at Mount Royal University. She is passionate about Vancouver and enjoys writing about the people, issues and events that shape our city. In her spare time, Meagan is interested in photography, loves to spend time outdoors, and volunteers for Big Sisters.