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Scenic stay recommendations

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Scenic stay recommendations

We're going to Vancouver for six days. We'd like to stay in the city for half the time and somewhere scenic, quiet and on the water for the other half. We have never been to BC before and all of the travel guides have us swimming...Can anyone recommend a getaway area were we could rent a cabin on the water that is within 2 hour driving distance? Thanks!

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Scenic stay recommendations

We have many city hotels, depending on a budget or likes here are some of the more popular.

*Pan Pacific Waterfront

*Westin Bayshore



*Sheraton Wall Centre

*Hampton Inn

One the best local waterfront B&B is

Lockehaven Waterfront Resort, located in Deep Cove (North Vancouver) about 25 minutes away from the city.

here is a a youtube video of it


Vancouver BC
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2. Re: Scenic stay recommendations

Scenic and BC like: http://www.pittlakewilderness.com/index.html

Sechelt, BC
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3. Re: Scenic stay recommendations

Yoo hoo – you can head over here and spend some time with us. The Sunshine Coast is a 40 minute very impressive scenic ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale terminal. We have plenty to see, plenty to do, lots of cabin/cottage/B&B accomadations, beautiful beaches, relaxing pace, impressive dining, fishing, hiking, kayaking, golfing, plenty of shops to wander thru and many local artists wares. Check out this site for more info:


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4. Re: Scenic stay recommendations

Pitt Lake, as noted above, would be stunning, but very, very remote. Only boat access. Some other visitors went up there last summer and just loved it. I haven't managed to organize a trip up there yet, but I've been boating on the Pitt, and it is a stunning area.

If that is just TOO rustic and remote for you, then BC4Me can help you plan a trip to the Sunshine Coast, which would be lovely, or one of the Southern Gulf Islands - Saltspring, Galiano or Mayne would be my choices. All of these would involve a ferry trip from one of the two terminals that are within a 45 minute drive of downtown Vancouver.



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5. Re: Scenic stay recommendations

We agree about taking a trip to Sunshine coast. If you have the time to stay a night or two and you have a car with you, it is worth do all the lower Sunshine Coast. Take time out at Gibsons and Roberts Creek, travel through Sechelt and up to Pender Harbour and then on to the Egmont area and take a walk through the 'forest' to Skookumchuch falls. Wonderful coast line with views across the water and on a clear day you see Vancouver Island.

If this appeals i am sure bc4me with answer any specific questions you have about Sunshine Coast.

If you stay one night in the Gibsons/Roberts Creek/Sechelt area and then another night further up near Pender Harbour you will have time to see lovely scenery and do a couple of 'hikes'.


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