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Best Weekend Getaways from Vancouver

Favourite Trips and Overnight Destinations

Regular price $22.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781553652564
  • Tags: Jack Christie, Travel & Adventure,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 4/17/2008
  • 288 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781926685090
  • Tags: Jack Christie, Travel & Adventure,
  • Published On: 05/01/2009
  • 288 Pages

The ultimate guide to weekend getaways from the region's outdoor expert.

In his trademark upbeat and evocative prose, Jack Christie shares special destinations that are within a five-hour drive of Vancouver. Whether looking for a rugged outdoor experience-such as the best skiing or biking destinations-or a relaxing long weekend picnicking and enjoying the spa, Best Weekend Getaways will point you in the right direction. Driving distances and detailed access instructions help weekenders choose the perfect getaway. Each destination highlights activities, attractions, accommodations, and dining in the area, as well as key sites en route.

Whether it's camping beneath the stars or checking in to a luxury hotel, indexes of the destinations and activities ensure that you plan a rewarding trip without busting your budget or returning home more stressed out than when you started. Each chapter features photos, sidebars, and pull-out sections with specific tips for maximizing down time and minimizing travel time.

Jack Christie (dubbed "Mr. B.C." by the Toronto Sun) is one of the most trusted sources on outdoor recreation and travel. Host of Shaw TV's The Rec Report, outdoors columnist with The Georgia Straight, and creator and host of CBC Radio's Beyond the Backyard series, his articles appear regularly in Explore, British Columbia Magazine, and National Geographic Traveller. In 2004, Christie received Tourism British Columbia's Tourism Media Award.


"Want to get your visitors out of the house for a few days? Send them on a weekend getaway. Jack Christie's Best Weekend Getaways . . . details 28 neat getaways to destinations such as the Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands and Harrison Hot Springs. You might think this is old hat, but Christie, who has been writing about local spots for 20 years, has some ideas I'll bet you haven't thought of." -Vancouver Sun

"Whether you're going trekking with the dog, searching for a quiet picnic spot with a great view or looking for a place that will impress out-of-town visitors, Christie's suggestions help you find your way." -The New Westminister Record