In British Columbia, Evergreen, Family, Family-Friendly, Travel, by Healthy Family Living TeamLeave a Comment

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.

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hiden bc gems - saltery bay

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.

Hidden BC Gems - Brandywine Falls

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.

Hidden BC Gems - enchanted forest

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)

Hidden BC Gems - Othello Tunnels

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.

Hidden BC Gems - Britannia Mine Museum

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.

But wait, there's more! Here are a few bonus hidden gems:

Hidden BC Gems - Hope Bike Park

Hope Bike Park - If your family loves biking, be sure to check out the Hope Bike Park. It's the perfect place to test out your skills and have some fun. (photo: hope bike park)

Hidden BC Gems - Manning Park Stargazing

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)

Hidden BC Gems - Shipyards Night Market

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)

Hidden BC Gems - Whistler Train Wreck Trail

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!

There are so many great experiences in Metro Vancouver! Enjoy!

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