Best Places to stop between Vancouver & Kelowna
Are you driving from Vancouver? Want to break up the drive or extend your vacation? Here are a few great places to stop, either for an afternoon or an overnight stay!
Open from April till October, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a quick and easy stop just east of Chilliwack. The park is named after Bridal Veil Falls, a beautiful waterfall that cascades 60m down the side of the rock face. The area is surrounded by valleys and mountains, making it a stunning picnic and photo opportunity. Enjoy the small hiking trail that takes you to a viewing platform at the base of the falls – only a half hour walk!
For a relaxing one night stop over, why not take a break in Harrison Hot Springs? The village is home to two of BC’s hot springs: Potash (40 degrees C) and Sulpher (62 degrees C). Water is pumped from these springs into an indoor public hot pool that any visitor can experience. Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa also has their own indoor and outdoor pools which are also sourced from the hot springs. No matter which pool you choose, you’re guaranteed to leave Harrison totally rejuvenated!
Open throughout Summer and Winter, Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area is the perfect place to stop along the Coquihalla Highway! There are a number of hiking trails accessible in the summer, whilst the recreation area is popular with backcountry skiers and snowboarders in the winter. It’s also great for snowshoeing! If you’re just looking for some picturesque views and a quiet moment during your journey, then you’ll also find that here.
As you get closer to the Okanagan, you might stumble across Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park in Merritt. The park is home to two lakes, Kentucky Lake and Alleyne Lake, and these are surrounded by grasslands as well as dry forest areas. The colours are striking between April and October when the landscapes are bright green and the waters are turquoise. This is also a great area for fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking and even ice fishing! An absolutely ideal place to spend an afternoon.
If you are planning a trip to Kelowna then why not stay with us here at La Casa! More details about all our cottages can be found here.
Written by Hannah Poaros