From exploring enchanting forests to discovering stunning waterfalls, our list of hidden gems in BC has something for every family. These off-the-beaten-path attractions provide a refreshing break from the usual crowded tourist hotspots, allowing you to immerse yourselves in the natural beauty of British Columbia. Each of these hidden gems offers a chance for your family to create new memories and have fun together in unique settings. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for a one-of-a-kind adventure with your loved ones.
BC HIDDEN GEMS TO VISIT WITH YOUR FAMILY
Saltery Bay (Sunshine Coast) - This small campsite may not have many amenities, but trust us, your kids won't need them. The ocean cove is the perfect place for them to play and explore for days. Plus, it makes for a great picnic spot before or after hopping on the ferry to Powell River adventures.
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park - Looking for an easy day trip from Metro Vancouver? Look no further than Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. It's just a short drive up the Sea to Sky Highway, and the waterfall is a stunning sight to behold.
The Enchanted Forest (near Revelstoke) - If you're heading into the Rockies, take a break and spend a few hours at The Enchanted Forest. Your kids will love exploring the whimsical fairy tale forest and playing on the playground. (photo: enchanted forest)
Othello Tunnels - For a unique hiking experience, head to Othello Tunnels in the Fraser Canyon. These historic train tunnels are now a stunning hiking trail, with breathtaking views and fascinating history.
Britannia Mine Museum - Take a trip back in time to the early 20th century with a visit to the Britannia Mine Museum. Your kids will love exploring the historic mine and learning about the lives of the miners who worked there.
Manning Park Stargazing - For a truly magical experience, head to Manning Park for some stargazing. Your kids will be amazed by the twinkling night sky and the wonder of the universe. (photo: Manning Park)
Shipyards Night Market - If you're looking for some evening fun, head to the Shipyards Night Market. This outdoor market is full of delicious food, local vendors, and live music. (photo: vancouvernorthshore.com)
Whistler Train Wreck Trail - For a unique hiking experience, head to the Whistler Train Wreck Trail. You'll come across an old train that derailed years ago, and now it's covered in stunning graffiti art. (photo: vancouvertrails.com)
So there you have it, fellow parents. These hidden gems in British Columbia are just waiting to be explored by you and your family. Happy adventuring!
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