Take a Road Trip to Somewhere New
Plan a spring road trip and you’ll see BC through fresh eyes—with the added bonus of getting ahead of the summer rush.
Escape to the Sunshine Coast for a relaxing early-spring getaway. The 180-kilometre (112-mile) stretch of coast along the Salish Sea boasts a budding craft beverage scene, outdoor activities, and a thriving arts community.
Witness the rugged and untamed side of southern Vancouver Island by driving the Pacific Marine Circle Route. This coast-to-coast journey features ocean viewpoints, Indigenous totem sites, beaches, and rainforest.
Once the snow begins to thaw in the Cariboo, road trip along BC’s iconic Gold Rush Trail. Towns flourished along the mighty Fraser River in the late 1800s as frenzied gold prospectors clamoured to strike it rich. Today, you can follow in the footsteps of the trailblazers as you venture through historic gold mining towns; enjoying craft breweries, outdoor activities, artisan eateries, and small-town charm along the way.
Note: While BC’s south coast is generally clear of snow at this time of year, you may encounter winter conditions farther inland. Winter tires are required until April 30 when travelling on BC highways.