Writing the travel section of WL's summer 2021 issue was a challenge—with print deadlines set months before restrictions lifted, most of us hadn't ventured outside our neighbourhoods in over a year. So instead, we looked back at some of our favourite local destinations: places we could see ourselves exploring once COVID was more under control. The following is our picks of the best spots in B.C. (all a roadtrip away!), and we're happy to say that now, we can visit them once again.
1. A Comox Beach House
A beautiful home on the beach becomes headquarters for a gal pal vacation. More on this getaway here.
2. Modern Architecture in Victoria
An architectural tour of Victoria's modern marvels. All four downtown destinations here.
Destination BC / @vancouverfoodie
3. A Penticton Coffee Shop with a Great Origin Story
Why is Wayne and Freda called Wayne and Freda? More on the name and the food they're serving here.
4. A Classic Port Alberni Drive-In
You can still get a burger for less than $5, but you have to venture to this Port Alberni spot.Destination BC / Michael Bednar
5. Spectacular Views in Lillooet
The first time contributor Frances Bula went to Lillooet, it was an accident. Now, this trip is a treasured tradition.Tomas Jirku
6. Two Ferries to Powell River
Gorgeous landscapes, a farmers' market, tacos and Canada's oldest movie theatre make the journey to Powell River more than worth it—full details here.