Most people would agree that British Columbia is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Famous for our snow-capped mountains, rugged coastline, and friendly people, we are an international destination. In fact, Canada as a whole topped the list of 2017 travel destinations released by the New York Times.
Now, if you were lucky enough to grow up in B.C., it can be easy to take the stunning backdrop of our lives for granted. As the snow begins to melt, consider hopping in your car and taking a trip across the province; we guarantee you will discover areas you never knew existed and will come away grateful to call this beautiful place home.
If you’re going to visit family, catch a concert, or attend an event in another city, most of us stick to the main highways and take the bare minimum pit stops required. Under a time crunch, the scenery flies by in a blur out the car window without much notice. Try to make the next road trip the destination itself by slowing down, taking the back roads, and being a tourist in your own backyard.
Destination: The Kootenays
If you’re looking for untouched wilderness and a chance to get away from the busyness of life, the Kootenays are the place for you. Wind down quiet roads, spend an evening by the lake in Nelson, and make a stop at Radium Hot Springs for a relaxing soak.
The calm after the storm. Captured by @davidmcilvride001 and @spatulamedia at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson last night #prestigeadventures A post shared by Prestige Hotels & Resorts (@prestigeresorts) on
Destination: The Okanagan Valley
Wine trails and endless sunshine are just two of the perks to a trip through the Okanagan Valley. Walk along the lakeshore downtown Kelowna, or try a hike up Knox Mountain, just minutes from downtown. Encompassing the heart of exploration that defines B.C., the Okanagan is the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure.
Destination: The Island
Vancouver Island is unparalleled in its rugged beauty, with the jagged coastline boasting beautiful beaches and some of the largest trees in the world. Get lost on the endless back roads, and make your way to the southern tip of the island to the charming community of Sooke. As one of the milder climates in Canada, it’s a great trip to make regardless of the time of year.
#FBF to the time when the sunrise in Sooke was so beautiful, we felt like we were in a little piece of heaven. A post shared by Prestige Hotels & Resorts (@prestigeresorts) on
If you find yourself returning to the same places over and over again in your time off work, consider shaking things up this year. If you have the time, a trip across B.C. is sure to be an adventure of a lifetime. In your travels, check out Prestige Hotels and Resorts in one (or more) of our 12 locations across the province.