Calling all adventure seekers! Explore beautiful British Columbia with thrilling trips with BC Transit for the wild at heart. What are you waiting for?

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Begin your adventure by renting bikes in Penticton and catching a ride to Creek Park in Naramata. Lock your bike at the park entrance before embarking on a short hike to the beautiful Naramata Falls, then head to Naramata Pub & Grill to fuel up. Finally, hitch a ride on the bus up to the stunning Kettle Valley Railway trail to enjoy a downhill ride back to Penticton.
 
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Cranbrook

Start your day off at College of the Rockies to rent cross-country skis or snowshoes then hit the trails in the Cranbrook Community Forest. After taking in the sights around Sylvan Lake, head to ARQ Mountain Centre to try your hand at indoor rock climbing.
 
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Smithers

Start your morning trekking through the trails of Tyhee Lake Provincial Park in nearby Telkwa, then fuel up at Midway Service & Café . Next, grab some snowshoes at Local Supply Company before embarking on a skiing and snowshoeing adventure at Hudson Bay Mountain Resort!
 
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Squamish

Kick start the day by renting a mountain bike and hitching it on the bus to Garibaldi Highlands where an abundance of riding trails awaits. Then, head to the hiking trails of Smoke Bluffs Park before capping off the day with a well-deserved beverage at Howe Sound Brewing.
 
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Cowichan Valley

Rent a bike at Cycle Therapy and head out to the stunning Cowichan Valley Trail for a scenic 26km ride out to Lake Cowichan. Enjoy lunch with a pint of local craft beer at Jakes on the Lake before catching the bus back to Duncan to return your bike.
 
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Comox Valley

Take the plunge with Pacific Pro Marine Adventures or UB Diving, offering snorkelling and diving in the Georgia Strait. Explore the trails at Simms Millennium Park and kick back with a pint at Gladstone Brewing Company.

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Fraser Valley

Are you ready to ride and seek? Hitch your bike to the bus and ride out to Harrison Hot Springs. Take a scenic ride along the lake over to Sasquatch Provincial Park and rent a canoe, or simply enjoy the view.
Seek serenity in the evening as you relax post-bike ride in the soothing Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool.

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Prince George

Explore the hidden gems of Prince George beginning with the majestic Forest for the World, just outside the city. With over 15 KMs of trails to discover, bring your mountain bike or your best trail-running shoes!

Back in the city, pack some protein bars and get ready to rock at OVERhang Climbing Gym. Local climbing experts will show you the ropes and prepare you for future adventures.

Head down to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and explore the Heritage Trails. Meet up with fellow adventurers to swap travel tales over dinner and drinks at your favourite local restaurant.

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Vernon

Surf’s up! Hop on the bus out to Kal Beach and pick up at paddleboard from Kalavida Surf Shop. After hitting the waves, relax with a snack on the beach before taking your day to new heights at The Rock Garden Climbing Center. Or unwind with a stroll around the Japanese gardens at Polson Park. Quench your thirst with a pint of your favourite beer at Marten’s Brewpub.

 

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West Kootenay

Can’t get enough of BC’s beautiful waters? Suit up and book a whitewater rafting adventure at Nelson Whitewater Rafting. Meet at Nelson Whitewater Rafting where you’ll be transported to the start of your excursion down Slocan and Salmo River. For a more leisurely pace, you can rent a kayak or paddleboard at Nelson Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals.

If you’re feeling up for more thrilling adventures, fuel up on comfort food before making your way to Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Hike around the park, kick back on the sandy beaches, or whip around the forest on a zipline tour! Or, choose to stay within downtown Nelson and head over to Gerick Cycle and Ski. Rent a bike and explore the charms of the city. Reward yourself for an action-packed day with a refreshing drink before heading home.


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