Oliver, BC is known as “Canada’s Wine Capital” due to more than 40 wineries in the area. We are not big drinkers and don’t know a whole lot about wine, but we were looking for a relaxing summer getaway in the Interior and we love how picturesque vineyards can be. We also picked Oliver for its close proximity to Osoyoos Lake.
If you are like us and want to escape the rush of busy Canadian long weekends in the outdoors then you should seriously consider taking a quick trip over the border to Washington.
Looking for an off-the-beaten-path weekend getaway this summer? Look no further than Hornby Island. Home to beautiful coastal parks, several amazing wineries and countless local artists, Hornby Island is the perfect place to go off the grid and avoid the crowds.
North Cascades National Park is one of Washington state’s (and America’s) most underrated and least frequented national parks. What the park lacks in visitors it more than makes up for in beauty and unique attractions. It is not for the faint of heart as many of the best views, hikes and activities require some significant trekking.