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What to expect

This trip combines iconic attractions and quite a few hidden gems before ending in one of the coolest villages in Canada. Can you guess where? Perfect for those wanting to explore this famous route in more detail.

Trip Highlights

Picturesque views & lookouts scattered along the route

Independent local breweries & eateries

Quite a few photo-worthy trails you won't want to miss

A variety of waterfalls

Suggested for
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Families with older kids
  • Adventure seekers
Available to depart
This itinerary can be used any day of the week throughout the year. A few of the recommended stops are closed Monday - Wednesday; however, we pack the itinerary full of things to do.


Stop 1

Start your day strolling along a waterside trail with coffee (or sweet treats) in hand. Drive time to the second stop is 25 minutes.

Stop 2

Stop and stay awhile in this charming town that is often just a pit-stop. We recommend the best sites, eats, brews and shops. Drive time to the third stop is 30 minutes.

Stop 3

We’re sending you to some of our favourite outdoor activities in the area. You name it… waterfalls, trails, lookouts.. we’ve got it. Drive time to the fourth stop is 15-30 minutes.

Stop 4

Museums, hikes, eateries, and nature – Oh My! This classic village is gorgeous no matter the time of year. If this isn’t your first time, we recommend a smaller nearby town that packs a punch.

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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Bathing Suit
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

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See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From North Vancouver: 3 hours and 35 minutes / 260 km

• From Vancouver: 3 hours and 43 minutes / 263 km

• From Richmond: 4 hours and 37 minutes / 314 km

• From Burnaby: 3 hours and 51 minutes / 287 km

• From Coquitlam: 4 hours and 20 minutes / 324 km

• From Langley: 4 hours and 45 minutes / 357 km

This itinerary can be used any day of the week, anytime of the year. A few of the recommended stops are closed on Monday – Wednesday; however, we pack the itinerary full of stuff – so there’s always lots to see, do and eat!

We recommend leaving anytime between 8 am – 9 am.

You can bring your pup on Secrets on the Scenic Route!

The trip includes patio options for when it’s warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommended bringing up to five people. Some of the food stops along the way may have a maximum capacity of five people per seating area.

A few suggestions on the Fourth Stop have an entrance fee, but we’ve provided many free alternatives. You are responsible for costs associated with the  recommended food and beverage stops on this GWT itinerary.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.