With summer holidays almost over, I wanted to do a quick recap of our vacation in Canada’s British Columbia province.

We made a three and a half week road trip of this genuinely fabulous southwestern part of Canada and totally loved it out there. These next posts will be a mix of our travel (some touristy things, some less so) and food experiences. Spoiler alert: there will be a lot of nature, breweries, and burgers involved (and poutine of course).

Overview British Columbia roadtrip

In short: we first spent a couple of days in Vancouver to explore the city and adjust to the 9-hour time difference from Amsterdam. After Vancouver, we headed north up into the mountains of Whistler and then back south and west again via the Sunshine Coast (Sechelt and Powell River). Next up was Vancouver Island, where we stayed in Courtenay and in Tofino, on Salt Spring Island and officially ended our road trip in Victoria, BC’s capital. The last leg to Burnaby, part of Vancouver Metro, was primarily intended to have a relaxed preparation for our evening fight back home.

BC’s land area alone is vast: 925 thousand square kilometers / 357 thousand square miles. So despite driving almost 2,000km / 1,250 miles, we have still only seen a fraction.

Below you will find the links to the various posts (once published)

  1. Vancouver (travel guide / food)
  2. Whistler
  3. Sunshine Coast (Sechelt & Powell River)
  4. Courtenay & Campbell River
  5. Tofino
  6. Salt Spring Island
  7. Victoria
  8. Burnaby

Note: These posts are indirectly sponsored by British Airways due to the compensation claim we were awarded for the gruesome 4-hour plus delay during our flight from London to Vancouver…

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