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British Columbia: Cut loose in Canada’s version of the Wild West

Journey from cosmopolitan Vancouver to the rugged interior of British Columbia. From modern skyscrapers to towering mountains, this trip redefines the meaning of “town and country.”

Drive 97.4 miles, 1 hour, 55 minutes

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Rich Cox Photography

1. Vancouver

Starting Point

Vancouver is a world-class city full of contrasts. Experience its sophisticated side at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Orpheum Theatre, and then hit the historic neighborhood of Gastown. You can overlook the mountains and the ocean from high upon the cliffs at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, renowned for a collection that includes more than a half-million archaeological artifacts in-house. Take a day trip outside the city and step out for a long stroll across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches 450 feet across the Capilano River.


Burnaby Cariboo RV Park and Campground
Burnaby, BC
(604) 420-1722
Capilano River RV Park
West Vancouver, BC
(604) 987-4722
Hazelmere RV Park & Campground
Surrey, BC
(604) 538-1167

2. Chilliwack

62.5 miles, 1 hour, 14 minutes

Set among the Cascade Mountains in the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack has some of the richest farmland in Canada, with over 900 farms located nearby. Take the self-guided Circle Farm Tour and enjoy down-home food, fun and hospitality from more than a dozen farms and agritourism businesses. The town recalls days of old at the Atchelitz Threshermens Association Pioneer Village, which boasts a general store, blacksmith shop and antique tractors. Hike and bike on the Trans Canada Trail as it winds through the Chilliwack River Valley and on up to Cultus Lake, home to the Pygmy Sculpin fish, found nowhere else in the world.

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3. Hope

34.9 miles, 41 minutes

Located between the Coast Mountains and Cascade Mountain Range, Hope is the “Gold Gem of British Columbia,” an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise surrounded by a diverse landscape, hundreds of trails and intriguing parks. Explore the spectacular B.C. wilderness at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, known for the Othello Railway Tunnels, which were bored through granite mountains and can now be explored on foot. Travel “where no human should venture”—Hell’s Gate. Climb aboard a gondola, where you’ll be suspended above 200 million gallons of churning water on one of the most thrilling passages on the Fraser River.