The Pacific Northwest portion of the United States is well-known for incredible scenery, but that scenery doesn’t just stop at the political border between the U.S. and Canada. The sights in British Columbia are just as amazing as they are in the States, so consider crossing your RV over the border to enjoy the Canadian side of this stunning part of the world. Most people will choose to enter British Columbia at the I-5 crossing north of Seattle, but there are plenty of other options all along the border in Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
Vancouver is Worth Your Time
Many RV owners would rather be out spending time in the wilderness than working their way through a big city, but Vancouver is worth the time and effort to see for yourself. Truly one of the great cities of the world, Vancouver blends a metropolitan setting with wonderful natural scenery. If you do make your way into Vancouver, Stanley Park should be high on your list of things to see. The park juts out into Vancouver Harbor, and there is plenty to do and see for people of all ages. Of course, it would be best to not try driving your RV right into the heart of the city, as it has traffic issues just like any other metro area. Camp outside the city and take your small vehicle (or a cab) in to see the sights of Vancouver.
Sea to Sky is a Stunner
The highway from Vancouver north to Whistler is known as the Sea to Sky Highway, and it is hard to imagine a more visually incredible drive anywhere on the planet. The scenery on the Sea to Sky is second to none, and you will want to take your time to stop the RV and get out at plenty of viewpoints along the way. Plan your schedule so you can take this drive during the day rather than at night – it would be a crime to miss these views due to darkness. If you are travelling this way in an RV, you will want to come in the summer as the winter months often see significant snow fall.
Inland British Columbia is Just as Memorable
Vancouver and Whistler are two world-renowned destinations, but there is plenty to see and do in the interior of British Columbia as well. Specifically, the western slope of the Canadian Rockies is a destination worth the drive. Spots such as Fairmont Hot Springs and Radium Hot Springs are very popular, and from there you can quickly cross over into Alberta to see Banff and Lake Louise. Other interior B.C. locations to check out include Shuswap Lake, Okanogan Lake, and Mt. Revelstoke National Park.
British Columbia is an amazing place, and one that you will need to visit more than once in order to truly appreciate. There is scenery around just about every corner in B.C., and the sheer scale of this part of the world will take your breath away. A carefully planned RV vacation to British Columbia is one that you should remember for many years to come.