Escaping the city for a few days can be the very best way to unwind. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, a couples retreat, or a solo trip to the wilderness, Vancouver is spoiled with some wonderful fall weekend getaways nearby. So, with that in mind, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Strongbow to put together a list of our top picks.
Strongbow, after all, is a master of nature. The refreshingly dry taste of their Original Dry Cider is directly a result of the natural apples it is made with, making it an obvious choice to enjoy while exploring the outdoors on a fall getaway near Vancouver.
Here are 5 beautiful weekend getaways near Vancouver you should check out this fall.
You knew we were going to include this one, didn’t you? With the Whistler backdrop, the hot-cold relaxation system, and Instagrammable elements pretty much everywhere, this place is impossible to ignore. We’d say the winter is our favourite season to enjoy this spa, but a crisp fall day spent in the Scandinave Spa surely won’t disappoint.
Where: 8010 Mons Rd, Whistler
Okay, so this one feels like another obvious pick, but how could we not include it? You can kayak, canoe, enjoy the incredible hot springs, hike, swim, and more. Honestly, if you’re looking for bang for your buck, hitting up Harrison for a fall weekend getaway near Vancouver might be your best bet.
Plus, it’s less than a 2-hour drive, so your Strongbow Ciders can say ice cold in the trunk. Set up shop at any of the awesome hotels nearby after your hot spring adventure, and you’ll be sitting pretty sippin’ cider all night long.
Where: 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs
So you’re looking to relax, eh? You want to have a unique, memorable couple of days that are a little outside the norm? Well, the newly restored Bodega Cove is for you. It’s insanely cool, limited to only 5 iconic cabins, and not too far from Vancouver.
Where: 18680 Porlier Pass Rd, Galiano Island
Sometimes a weekend getaway near Vancouver is more of a day trip, and that’s okay! It’s not easy to get a few days completely free to get out of the city and relax. With that in mind, one of the best fall activities you can do is apple and pumpkin picking. Lucky for you, Taves Farms out in south Abbotsford offers both in spades. Finish the day with a Strongbow Cider and you’re living an autumn dream.
Where: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
If you’re down for a bit of a hike in order to see something spectacular, then pack up the car (full of Strongbow, obviously) and head out to Tofino. Once there, experience true bliss in a Wildpod. What’s a Wildpod? Good question. Described as “luxury waterfront camping”, this experience is a truly unique and kind of frightening overnight adventure.
Simply put, you’ll camp in a geodesic dome sitting right on the water’s edge. Bring a Strongbow Original Dry Cider from home and take in the insane view. Now that is a weekend getaway.
Where: 174 West St, Tofino
This list of fall getaways from Vancouver is just the tip of the iceberg for fall escapes in BC. But hey, clear your schedule, throw a case of Strongbow Original Dry Ciders into the trunk, and hit the road for your next fall destination. With that combo, we promise that you’ll find an adventure to remember.