Winter Road Trips in British Columbia

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Do you love the adventure of exploring on a road trip?  A winter road trip in British Columbia can mean quieter roads, not to mention the chance to see a frozen waterfall, warm up in hot springs, or catch a winter festival. Here are a few road trip options to explore this winter in BC.

Radium Hot Springs | Kari Medig

Hot Springs in the Kootenay Rockies

Relaxing in natural hot springs is good for the soul. From the soothing sensation of being enveloped in warm water to the therapeutic value of the the natural minerals, BC’s hot springs perfectly complement the adventure found on local mountains and waterways.

This Hot Springs Circle Route travels through the Kootenay Rockies with stunning mountain views and stops at four hot springs.

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Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria | Jordan Dyck

Victoria and The Gulf Islands

Catch the festive spirit on a road trip to Victoria, and explore the Gulf Islands on the way.  Don’t miss The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens with holiday lights, carollers, gingerbread, and outdoor skating.

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Manning Park near Hope | @reid_speed via Instagram

Scenic Highway 7 in the Fraser Valley

Highway 7 (the Lougheed Highway) from Vancouver to Hope is a slower alternative to Highway 1, but a scenic one. It passes through rolling foothills and along winding rivers.

Don’t miss the festive Lights on the Lake in Coquitlam, Cascade Falls in Mission, the hot springs at Harrison Lake, and stargazing near Hope.

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Winter weather in British Columbia can change quickly—be prepared with these winter driving tips. Looking for a rental? Check out these RV rentals equipped for winter in BC.

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