With the weather heating up and the end of the school year upon us, many people find themselves getting bit by the travel bug. Road trips are a great option for a budget-friendly family getaway.
Full of breathtaking scenery and landmarks, British Columbia is full of noteworthy destination ideas to ensure your next family road trip is full of memorable experiences. Before you go, install a car tracking device to your car to ensure you have a safe trip.
OK Tire has rounded up a list of top five places to road trip in British Columbia this summer. Don’t forget your road trip checklist to ensure your vehicle is road trip ready!
Cape Scott Provincial Park
Located just off Port Hardy, BC, on the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, lies the beautiful Cape Scott Provincial Park. A great place to take the family, this park has something for everyone including stunning coastal hikes for beginners and intermediates, historical treasures, and a gorgeous beach to relax and enjoy a picnic after a long day of adventure!
If you’re looking for a beach getaway, look no further than Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. With over 30 beaches throughout the region, this 135 km long beach boasts panoramic views and crystal clear waters. Hiking, snorkeling, canoeing, sailing, and stand up paddle boarding are just some of the many activities available for the adventure seekers in the family.
Between Whistler and Pemberton is a hidden gem you don’t want to miss. After a nice, short hike, the family can enjoy a beautiful, 60 meter high waterfall known as Nairn Falls. There’s also a campground nearby so you can spend a few nights by the falls taking in all the beauty this place has to offer.
Horne Lake Caves
Discover, learn and explore at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. Located on Vancouver Island, this place takes cave exploring to new levels. Challenge yourself with squeezes, ladders and climbs as you venture into the island’s underworld. A chance to step out of your comfort zone, Horne Lake is fun for the entire family!
Green Timbers Urban Forest
An urban oasis awaits you and your loved ones at Green Timbers Urban Forest Park, one of the largest parks in Surrey. This is the perfect place to take the little ones out fishing, as the lake offers year-round fishing. The 10 kilometers of nature trails are home to many animals including bald eagles, ducks, salamanders, woodpeckers and native Douglas squirrels.