CTV Morning, Live Local Trips For The Labour Day Weekend


A recap of some of my favourite summer get aways.

We’ve had a great summer so far but who doesn’t want it to last just a little bit longer? I was asked to compile a list of some of my favourite get aways for CTV Morning Live and here they are. All within two to three hours from Vancouver these get aways are perfect to soothe a busy mid or to activate your adventurous side. Whichever you choose to experience I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

UPDATED: here’s the 4 minute segment from the show. click on the image and the video will play.

sitting on the couch with Aamer Haleem talking about Summer get a ways 2 hours from Vancouver

sitting on the couch with Aamer Haleem talking about Summer get a ways 2 hours from Vancouver

1. Sunshine Coast. Six posts covering getting there, where to stay and what to do. A must experience is the Spa at Painted Boat.

Molly's Reach

hot tub with waterfall

2. Harrison Hot Springs. Five posts that explore staying at a former private family estate, gluten free eating and cruising on the Harrison River.

Rowena's Inn

an Osprey Takes flight

3. Abbotsford. Where to stay, play and eat just 1.5 hours away from Vancouver.

Cassabdra on the jumping pillow

Clayburn B&B

4. Victoria. High Tea at the Fairmont Empress and an exploration of Chinatown.

The Fairmont Empress


Henri in Dragon Alley

There you have it. I hope you have a great long weekend and whether you stay in town or escape for a get away please have an adventure! You only live once.

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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