Beautiful British Columbia
Updated: Jul 29, 2019
If you've ever been to British Columbia, you know just how beautiful the province is! I was lucky enough to be able to travel there back in May for a friend's wedding and I fell in love with it. I thought I'd share some of my favourite spots, to give any of those avid travellers recommendations for your next trip! Or if you have never been, these are definitely some places that you should consider checking out.
The vegetation there is endless, especially in Sicamous! That was our first stop and we stayed in the cutest Airbnb.
Think modern times Snow White, or like the cottage that Sleeping Beauty lived in with her 3 fairy godmothers when she was growing up. I love Disney, if you couldn't tell already, so Sicamous was a dream for me! We did end up going to The Enchanted Forest as well after our stay in Sicamous and it is a must see! Didn't get the greatest photos, but even being an adult I had a great time seeing all of these characters come to life. We also stopped by the cutest little artisan coffee shop named Blondies before we headed to Salmon Arm.
At Salmon Arm we decided to check out a winery considering there were a few in the area, and we loved it! Larch Hills was located at the top of a mountain, and not only was the view breathtaking, but the 3 wines that were unique to the winery were amazing! They have this little patio that over looks some of the vines growing on the side of the mountain and it was the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine. (I might have stolen my brother's rose because it matched my outfit, but I had tried a little bit the day before and it is a must have!)
Also- before you leave Salmon Arm I would suggest checking out Cafe Tasse which is located just on the outside of the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. It is a little french cafe, and I'm not exaggerating when I say I had the best grilled cheese type sandwich! It's called Groque Monsieur, and it was a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with Bechamel sauce. Also served with soup and they had the greatest presentation of it I've ever seen. I know it's weird to go on about a sandwich, but if you like ham and are not lactose intolerant, it will be the greatest sandwich you've ever had!
Our final destination was the cute little town of Lillooet! An interesting drive to say the least, but it is worth it when you make your way down there! The people were so kind and I forgot how much I loved being in a small town until then. We ended up taking photos down at Seton Lake after the wedding ceremony, and I can see why people call it the Lake Louise of B.C.
We drove all the way straight back home the day after the wedding, and I felt truly lucky to have been able to drive through those towns, meet new people along the way, and get to experience some of what B.C. has to offer!
We stayed in Airbnb's most of the nights we were there and it was the greatest way to experience it. Not only was it cheaper than a hotel, the places we stayed at were on the properties of the hosts so we got to sit down for either a breakfast or a bon fire to chat with them and get to know them better. I would 100% say that Airbnb is the best way to travel (not sponsored, but wouldn't object if they wanted to lol), and if you are staying on the property while the hosts are there, go say hi and have a coffee with them! They will be some of the nicest people you meet, and can offer a worldview that you maybe have never considered. For example in Sicamous, the cute little cottage we stayed in, was on the hosts farm. They were from Switzerland but had come over many years ago and raised their kids in B.C. It was truly amazing to hear their story, and I am really glad we got to spend a morning having breakfast with them.
If you have any recommendations for what people, or I, can see and experience in B.C. please make a comment because I am definitely planning on going back soon!