BC Transit Adventure Log
We’ve invited families and adventurers from across BC to share their transit travels with us. Discover exciting day trips from our guest bloggers in communities across the province, and get inspired to create your own adventure with BC Transit!
Adventures in Port Alberni
Many are traveling to Port Alberni to discover all the outdoor recreation activities that are possible. Powered by BC Transit as our mode of transport, we wanted to catch a small taste of this wonderful outdoor playground.
Bruin Alexander: Slocan Lake by Kayak
An old friend had been talking about kayaking down Slocan Lake, about forty-five minutes away and at this point I didn’t need much convincing. Tommy suggested the bus, or at least to check if it went out that way. I figured it was too far, too obscure, but checked anyway. I didn’t think it was possible to take transit through the winding highways of the West Kootenays; I was wrong.
A Family Getaway to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
A few weeks ago we were invited by BC Transit to participate in its #ExploreBCbyBus campaign, to showcase low cost, family-friendly summer activities in British Columbia that can be accessed by BC Transit. It was weird not having a vehicle with us but the bus was painless. In fact, it was actually nice not having to worry about packing and unpacking the car.
Adventures in Vernon
Growing up in a small town in the Okanagan, I often found myself using public transit not only for commuting to and from work/school, but also as a way to explore my surroundings. When I was offered the chance to head to Vernon to work with BC Transit on their #ExploreBcByBus campaign, I instantly hopped on the opportunity.
Adventure Awaits: Prince George
Prince George is BC’s largest northern city and a hub for services of Northern BC. It is also a hub for outdoor enthusiasts! As we scanned up past the riverbank we could see beautiful hills and rolling mountains surrounding the area, and maps quickly unleashed a myriad of lakes and hiking trails for us to explore. Who knew so many adventures could be had in one day? Guess that’s what happens when you choose to #ExploreBCbyBus!
This Life in Trips
Over 150 years ago a group of adventurous pioneers capsized their boat in the rough waters of Lake Harrison, BC, and stumbled on the warm spring water that is now known as Harrison Hot Springs. Recently, I was off to discover adventures in Harrison Hot Springs by bus with BC Transit & in the process, I found an easily accessible escape with plenty of outdoor activities to keep any explorer entertained.
Adventures in Revelstoke
Too often public transit is overlooked as a means of getting to and from summer activities. This past weekend I partnered with BC Transit as part of their new campaign to seek adventure across the province. My friend Alex and I made our way to Revelstoke to take advantage of all the amazing adventure opportunities that are accessible via transit.
Adventure Awaits: Abbotsford
Did you know that 2016 is officially the year of the “Staycation”? Many BC Residents are opting to shop local for their vacation needs capitalizing on the amazing scenery and attractions that are in our own backyard! So we decided to “hop on board” with BC Transit and their #ExploreBCByBus campaign. The first city we were able to explore literally was in our own backyard… ABBOTSFORD!
Family Fun in Kimberley
It was so easy exploring downtown Kimberley with the quick, one-route shuttle. From our lodge we were just minutes away from skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country trails, restaurants, shopping a cultural experience on the Platzl, and more.
Adventures in Terrace
Over the last few months, I've come to Terrace chasing snow at Shames Mountain. We've passed through but never really stayed awhile to see the rest of what this small city has to offer. BC Transit inspired us to think creatively and sustainably about how we access adventure!
Adventures in Smithers
Smithers is an ideal year-round destination; it’s even listed as one of National Geographic’s top ten best “secret” ski towns in North America. Recently I had the chance to revisit this northern BC community and explore all it has to offer with BC Transit.
Family Fun in Okanagan-Similkameen
Bianca & daughter recently travelled to Penticton, where they would explore the city by bus, seeking new adventures and bonding over the weekend getaway to the District of Okanagan-Similkameen. Here are 4 ways you too can peruse and play your way through Penticton - and all of these fun spots are accessible by bus.
Adventures in Squamish
If you live in Squamish, the rain is no issue. It’s constant and it’s expected. Living in such a wet environment encourages you to become creative with your activities and hobbies! On a rainy Squamish Sunday, my boyfriend and I were given the chance to become tourists in our hometown. Along with the help of BC Transit, we created an itinerary that would keep us moving and enjoying some of the in-town perks Squamish has to offer.
Family Fun in Cranbrook
Known for its endless options for winter activities, Cranbrook recently played host to Jami and her two kids as they used public transit to access snowshoe trails, outdoor skating, sledding hills and more.
Adventures in Cowichan Valley
I spent the past week on the road with a friend. Our last destination was Cowichan Valley located on Vancouver Island. We had heard about the beautiful nature surrounding this area, especially the Kinsol Trestle; we always wanted to explore it. Our curiosity and wanderlust led us to Duncan, a city 50km from Nanaimo.