Vancouver & British Columbia Itineraries

see the updated Vancouver Island Loop road trip post.

Welcome to our itineraries - we built this page to give you an idea of some great ideas for travelling around Vancouver and British Columbia. This section is a work in progress - we will have more information here soon!

Stanley Park - Stanley Park is massive park that is located close to downtown Vancouver. With over 400 hectares to explore, its hard to believe that there is a large metropolis nearby. Here you can discover nature with countless trails, wildlife, beautiful beaches with majestic views of the ocean, mountains and sky. If you are flying into Vancouver or about to leave, this is a great park to unwind and enjoy nature that is just a heartbeat away from nature. Although there is no RV park within Stanley Park, Campilano River RV Park is only a 10 drive away (or a 25 minute walk). For more information on Stanley Park visit the Vancouver Parks and Recreation site. In addition you may find section of parking places at Stanley Park useful.

photo by InSapphoWeTrust

photo by Taylor McBride
photo by Paul Hamilton

Grouse Mountain - Located in North Vancouver, this 1,200 meter mountain is a popular getaway for those who want to escape the city. Grouse mountain includes an alpine ski area with 26 runs, a Swiss gondola,  numerous summer shows, and for the fit among us, a 2.9 kilometer trail to known as the Grouse Grind (word of warning it grueling as search and rescue has to recover many unfit hikers each year!)

Grouse Mountain has some of the best views of Vancouver from the peak. During summer months it can get quite crowded. During summer, there are many lumber jack shows and other events such as concerts. It is a refuge for wildlife such as grey wolves at the base of the gondola, grizzly bears (the popular Grinder and Coola), Raptors and more. To keep on top of events, go the official site here

There are many nearby attractions such as the Capilano Bridge and Capilano River Park which has several nice, less grueling walks than the Grouse grind. So there is plenty to explore if want to get away from the crowds. The park is just a few kilometers before Grouse mountain.

As you might suspect, parking is not free, but there is ample parking at the base of Grouse mountain for your RV. 

Andrea Schaffer - Grouse Mountain Skyride

Rollan Budi - Vancouver from Grouse Mountain

Marcos Leal - Grinder and Coola