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19 Epic BC Bucket List Items You Must Cross Off In 2019

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It’s a New Year and that gives us 365 chances to explore some amazing local destinations and attractions.

Along with vision boarding and goal-setting for 2019—start plotting a BC bucket list of adventures you want to check off that are in your own backyard.


BC Bucket List

Feed Sheep Outside Your Front Door At This Hobbit House


Not only can you stay in this adorable hobbit house on Mayne Island, but you can also feed sheep that live on the property. It’s the coziest weekend getaway nestled in nature.

Walk Across BC’s Most Beautiful Suspension Bridges


Brave the heights and check out some of the best suspension bridges our province has to offer. With their impressive architecture and awe-inspiring views, it’s definitely something you need to explore this year.

Gather The Squad And Get The Most Insta-Worthy Cocktails


Vancouver is home to many eateries with their own takes on crazy cocktail creations. From a giant Moscow Mule to a drink served in a Darth Vader cup, you have to try some of the city’s most Instagram-worthy adult beverages.

Soak In A Cedar Hot Tub Under The Stars


Visit Woods On Pender and stay in an airstream, cabin or motel. They also have Canadian hot tubs which are made out of cedar and are outside so you can soak under the stars. Sound like bliss? That’s because it is.


Rent A Camper Van And Hit The Road


What better way to explore your own backyard than by taking a road trip. You can rent a variety of camper vans or trailers and take them for a joy ride.

Be Fancy And Go For High Tea


The city has a variety of awesome spots to indulge in mini sandwiches, all the scones and cups of tea. Stop by a spot inspired by Peter Pan, or one that looks straight out of Alice In Wonderland.

Go Ice Skating At This 8,000-Square-Foot Pond On Top Of Grouse


A Winter activity that can’t be beat. Head up to Grouse Mountain to go for a nice skating session amongst all the twinkly lights.

Drink Cider And Pet Alpacas At This Farm


Totally worth the drive to Kelowna, you can pet alpacas while doing a cider tasting at Soma Craft Cidery. Need we say more?

Visit Lussier Hot Springs And Slip Into Paradise


A little slice of heaven in BC’s Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park will be sure to rejuvenate you. Slip into these hot springs completely immersed in nature.


Act Like A Kid And Go To This Waterpark on Harrison Lake


Bring out the inner kid in you by checking out this inflatable waterpark that looks like a mini Wipeout course. Or you can rent bumper boats, like bumper cars, but on water—and they even come equipped with water guns.

Eat Dessert First At Mosquito


Break the rules and go to this all-dessert, charcuterie, champagne bar in Gastown.

Lap Up The Luxury At The Best Spa Getaways


Treat yourself to a getaway focused on you. Relax at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler where there’s multiple hot and cold pools to soak in. Or you can check out the Grotto Spa on Vancouver Island that is 20,000-square-feet of pure bliss.

Explore Vancouver Island’s Vast Network Of Caves


If you’ve always wanted to explore a cave, now is the time to do it. Horne Lake Provincial Park offers a number of caving experiences for all levels. After traveling down the cave, instructors will even turn out the headlamps so you can experience what it’s like to be in total darkness. It might sound eerie, but it’s a unique experience you should have in 2019.

Go For A Dip At This Pool Overlooking The River


Harrison is home to the charming Rowena’s Inn on the River. It features an English-style boutique hotel and a number of cozy cabins. There’s also a stunning pool in front of the Inn and overlooking the river. You probably won’t want to leave here.

Wine Tasting At An Adorable Chapel


You don’t have to be celebrating nuptials to have a wine tasting in this super cute chapel in the Fraser Valley. Sip on some reds and whites while exploring the property.

Live Tiny In This Micro Cabin


A quick getaway to Robert’s Creek on the Sunshine Coast will completely rejuvenate you. It’s a cozy little spot on a property where chickens and other animals can be seen roaming around.

Bask In A Purple Haze At This Lavender Farm


Escape to Salt Spring Island to take in the serene Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm. With rows and rows of beautiful lavender plants, it’s as stunning as it is fragrant.

Do Yoga In A Dome On Bowen Island


Find yourself again with a relaxing retreat to the ultimate sanctuary. You can practice yoga and meditation inside a whimsical dome overlooking nature.

Kayak Right Through A Cave


Adventure is calling and it’s time to pick up. Take your exploration to the next level by kayaking through a cave at the serene Arrow Lakes.


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