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18 Epic Bucket List Items You Must Cross Off In BC For 2018

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Ready, Set…2018!

Another year is here and it’s time to start plotting new adventures. Soak up the best the province has to offer by checking these local spots off your bucket list.

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Cross-country ski to this hut at Watersprite Lake


Grab your cross-country skis or snowshoes and hit the snowy trails at Watersprite Lake, near Squamish. Discover a hidden hut amongst the wilderness where you can warm up from the cold.

Go snow tubing at Cypress Mountain

Who says snow tubing is for kids? It’s for all those young at heart. Head over to Cypress Mountain for some fun in the snow with friends.

Build your own igloo at Grouse Mountain


It literally cannot get more Canadian than this. Go on a headlamp snowshoeing adventure at Grouse Mountain and then build your very own snow cave or igloo. Once done, you can reward yourself with hot chocolate while you admire your masterpiece.

Spend the night in a vintage railway car

BC has an abundance of unique accommodations and this one should definitely be on your bucket list. Nestled in the quaint community of Cranbrook, the 272-square-foot space is super cozy but also incredibly luxurious.

Go storm watching in Tofino


There’s no better Winter getaway than taking in the rolling waves and watching the incredible force of nature take over. Stay at the Wickaninnish Inn to have the ultimate storm watching experience in Tofino.

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Go glamping 

Any time of the year is a good time to visit this charming and rustic cottage just off the coast of Vancouver Island. Find this gem on Mayne Island and have the perfect retreat away from the city. You can also visit this hidden gem on Pender Island.

Visit this Alpaca Farm in Langley


Because, why not? Alpaca’s are some of the cutest animals on earth. Enjoy some cozy cuddles by visiting this alpaca farm in Langley.


Go dog sledding in Revelstoke

Take in the Winter months by going dog sledding in Revelstoke. Immerse yourself in nature while watching the instructor handling the dogs guiding you through the snow-filled trails.

Check out BC’s most magical hot springs


Escape into the wilderness and unwind at some of BC’s most wondrous hot springs. There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking in hot springs while taking in all the nature that surrounds you.

Walk with wolves on a whimsical hike

Feeling wild? Take a walk with wolves for an incredible hiking experience in Golden. As you wander the area, wolves will be free-roaming all around you. But don’t worry, they will treat you as one of their own and there will be qualified wolf handlers on-site.

Live tiny in this micro cabin on the Sunshine Coast


Nestled in Robert’s Creek, in between Sechelt and Gibsons—this magical place has something for everyone. It’s a cozy spot for a weekend getaway all times of the year. It’s located on a heritage homestead, just a few minutes away from the beach.

Escape to this secluded cabin on a private island

The perfect place to visit all seasons of the year. This secluded cabin in Squamish is actually located on a private island. The waterfront cabin features amazing views of Howe Sound and is a great spot to go snowshoeing in the Winter and kayaking in the Summer.

Unwind at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler


Whether you visit in Summer or in Winter, you’ll be in for a treat. The magical paradise offers an outdoor sanctuary with numerous hot and cold pools, saunas, steam rooms, and a hammock haven. Bring a book, enjoy the quiet, and let all your stresses melt away.

Soar above lush forests on Grouse Mountain with zipline

The 80-km/hour zipline will take you on an adventure like none other. Soar above the gorgeous forests for unsurpassed views of the Grouse Mountain area.

Be a kid again at this water park in the middle of a Lake


If you’re looking for an awesome Summer activity to do with friends—this is it. Harrison is home to a giant inflatable waterpark located right on the lake.

Check out the Pesuta Shipwreck

There’s nothing more magical (and eerie) than observing a shipwreck. The Pesuta Shipwreck is located on the shorelines of the stunning Haida Gwaii. The remains are from a bad storm in the Hecate Strait back in 1928.

Get inspired on Freedom Cove


A couple built their very own paradise with a float home just outside of Tofino. It has five greenhouses, an art gallery, a studio, fire pit, dance floor and lighthouse tower. The retired couple lives off the land and their remote lifestyle fascinates so many people that they offer tours of their sanctuary from June to September.

Sleep amongst the trees in a sphere


Free Spirit Spheres allows guests to stay in a treehouse of epic proportions. Each sphere has its own name and is strung high above the ground nestled in the lush forest of Qualicum Beach.

Looking for even more adventures in 2018? Go night kayaking in Deep Cove, check out the Othello Tunnels in Coquihalla Provincial Park or the Hole in the Wall on Vancouver Island.


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