Using up your vacation days in recent years has been difficult for some, but British Columbians are getting creative with their vacations.
From cabin rentals to days spent exploring hometowns, it’s clear you don’t need a plane ticket to have a fun-filled vacation.
A Vancouver Reddit user posed the question so many have asked themselves over the past few years: “Any thoughts on what people have been using their vacation days for in the current environment right now?”
Luckily, there was no shortage of ideas that didn’t require you to get on a plane. If you live in British Columbia at least, there’s no reason not to take your well-deserved vacation this year!
One user said he “likes to find a pet-friendly cabin rental somewhere, and do nothing but relax. Walk the dog, watch nature, cook and knit and de-stress.”
There’s nothing more relaxing than a little cabin in the middle of nowhere, with your pup of course. You can just unplug and do nothing.
Bowen Island was on a few people’s list – and no wonder – the island is beautiful and only a short ferry ride from Vancouver.
“Exactly what I had planned. I was thinking of a weekend in Bowen Island when the weather is a bit warmer. There were a number of decent Airbnbs that allowed pets,” one user said.
A road trip is a must for some people! Another user said he plans to “take a full week or two off, one to road trip inland and maybe another to take a trip further afield, again only if it seems appropriate by then”.
Others stayed close to home, one user taking advantage of his free time to spend “the day at Granville Island and then go see a movie in [themselves] in a Cineplex VIP.”
Why not do some sightseeing in your own town?
If you’re in the mood for adventure, maybe it’s time to hit the slopes for a week. A few people suggested Whistler!
Whistler can be expensive, but it’s super fun and will keep you entertained for any vacation.
If you want to spend some time on an island, British Columbia has a few to choose from.
“Like I’ve been doing for the past two years: islands! Victoria, visiting friends in Port Renfrew, long weekend in Bowen and camping in Galiano at some point,” one user said.
Another user suggested going to Kootenays to enjoy hot springs.
They will make you feel nice and warm, so you can imagine yourself on the beach!
Luckily for us, there seems to be an endless list of activities in the province, so take your time and go explore!
Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart, and above all, be respectful on your adventure.