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Vancouver Day trips

Updated: Mar 17

updated March 2023 We get a lot of visitors to Vancouver for many excellent reasons. We're an international city nestled between the mountains and ocean. We're a major cruise ship port for the Alaskan run and have a thriving tourism industry offering everything from a glamorous urban experience to a rugged wilderness adventure.

The Greater Vancouver metropolitan area includes the surrounding suburbs out to the Fraser Valley. This blog will offer links to previous in-depth posts as well as other suggestions. So grab a cup of coffee and your planning journal, and settle in.


To start, check out Trish's Guide to Vancouver. It covers places to visit, how to get around, and restaurant suggestions amongst many other practical details. Beyond the places already covered in Trish's blog, here are some of my favourite haunts outside of the downtown core.

University of British Columbia Campus

Vancouver is home to the University of British Columbia campus. This stunning campus is perched atop the cliffs of Point Grey and makes an easy and budget day trip. You can spend time walking the trails of the Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the UBC Endowment Lands. Our local clothing-optional beach, Wreck beach, can be found by walking down one of the cliff trails to the secluded beach below.