Backyard Bonanza: Unearthing Local Treasures in BC's Great Outdoors

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the wealth of local adventures in British Columbia, from forest bathing and cultural experiences to waterfall hikes and marine parks, offering a rejuvenating backyard exploration for those seeking nature, history, and community connection.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, British Columbia has emerged as a treasure trove of local wonders, offering a plethora of nearby adventures for those in the Vancouver area. The region invites residents to indulge in a variety of activities, from forest bathing and public art trails to enjoying the burgeoning restaurant patios and international cuisine. For those seeking a blend of indoor and outdoor experiences, there's an abundance of shops, galleries, and spas, as well as parks and gardens to explore during the warm summer months.

The natural beauty of the area is highlighted by the numerous waterfalls accessible via day hikes, such as those along the Duck Lake Trails and the more challenging Sunshine Coast Trail. For marine enthusiasts, Desolation Sound presents the largest marine park in the province, offering kayak tours, Zodiac boat rides, and the unique Klahoose Wilderness Resort for an immersive Indigenous cultural experience.

Further inland, the Fraser Canyon and E.C. Manning Provincial Park beckon with over 100 hiking trails and bird-w

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, British Columbia has emerged as a treasure trove of local wonders, offering a plethora of nearby adventures for those in the Vancouver area. The region invites residents to indulge in a variety of activities, from forest bathing and public art trails to enjoying the burgeoning restaurant patios and international cuisine. For those seeking a blend of indoor and outdoor experiences, there's an abundance of shops, galleries, and spas, as well as parks and gardens to explore during the warm summer months.

The natural beauty of the area is highlighted by the numerous waterfalls accessible via day hikes, such as those along the Duck Lake Trails and the more challenging Sunshine Coast Trail. For marine enthusiasts, Desolation Sound presents the largest marine park in the province, offering kayak tours, Zodiac boat rides, and the unique Klahoose Wilderness Resort for an immersive Indigenous cultural experience.

Further inland, the Fraser Canyon and E.C. Manning Provincial Park beckon with over 100 hiking trails and bird-w