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5 Cool Day Trips In BC If You Don’t Have A Car

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No wheels? No worries. Don’t let the lack of a car stop you from having all the adventures. Check out these awesome day trips in BC that you can get to without your own vehicle.

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Day Trips In BC Without A Car

Grouse Mountain


Visit the Peak of Vancouver by transit or a free shuttle bus departing from Canada Place. Whether you challenge yourself to hike the Grind or take the skyride to the top—the views can’t be beat.

Plus, there’s so much to do once you reach the top. You can go snowshoeing or partake in any other Winter activities and if you don’t have equipment (or want to lug it around), just rent some up there. End the day with their classic pulled pork poutine and a beer—you’ve earned it.



A seriously underrated gem in Richmond that makes for a great trip no matter where you live in Metro Vancouver.

Nothing beats a peaceful walk along the boardwalk before digging into some fish & chips and perusing the shops. It’s also very accessible to get to by transit, especially with the Canada Line.

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Bowen Island


This quaint island is an idyllic getaway no matter what your interests are. Snug Cove is one of the most serene places in BC and a nature lovers paradise.

You can get here by taking transit to Horseshoe Bay and hopping on a ferry or by going to Granville Island and then taking a sea taxi to get to Bowen.



The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible to Vancouver, by taking transit to Horseshoe Bay and then going on a 40-minute ferry.

Once you arrive, you’re in the beautiful community of Gibsons and there’s lots of places you can get to without having a car. Enjoy the outdoors and check out the artsy shops in the “downtown” area.



Travelling from Vancouver to Squamish or even Whistler is really accessible. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic journey along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

While in Squamish, you can chase waterfalls at Shannon Falls or Brandywine Falls. Or take the gondola up and cross over the suspension bridge and explore all the lush trails.


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