There are a lot of options for a weekend trip if you decide to take your English courses in Vancouver. Most of them are just a few hours away from Vancouver and can be reached by bus or ferry. Instead of seeing just one city you can discover different cities from here. Popular weekend trips include Whistler, Seattle (USA), Victoria and Tofino.
Whistler is only 121 km and 1 h 35 min by car away from Vancouver. Whistler is famous for its skiing slopes and popular après scene. You can also go bungee jumping, snowmobiling, snowtubing and snowshoeing there. Nightclubs and shopping options can be found within the village. Above the village stretches the amazing peak to peak gondola between Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Mountain. This weekend trip is perfect for you if you are into outdoor activities and love activities in the snow.
Even though Seattle is in the United States of America it is only 229 km and 2 h 49 min by car away from Vancouver. Seattle is great for sightseeing and shopping. The Seattle Premium Outlet Mall is one of the many great places to shop at. Besides Seattle’s famous Space Needle you can discover the first Starbucks and the Market Theater Gum Wall there. If you are a fan of big cities this weekend trip to the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America is just right for you.
Although Victoria is only 114 km away from Vancouver it takes 3 h 12 min by car and ferry to get there. Taking the ferry through the Gulf Islands is already quite an adventure. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is located in the south of Vancouver Island. While it is one of the most British-influenced cities in North America it is also under a modern influence with a lot of coffee bars and Irish pubs. You will enjoy a weekend trip to Victoria if you like culture and cool shops.
With 283 km and 5 h 25 min by car Tofino is the furthest away from Vancouver of the four mentioned cities. Tofino is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island and a famous destination for surfing in Canada. It’s rather busy in summer and can be stormy in winter. A visit to Victoria can be combined with a visit to Tofino because you will have to take the ferry for both cities. A weekend trip to Tofino is right for you if you want to tell your friends that you went surfing in Canada.