The mountains are calling and you must go! Turn your vacation into a nature lover’s road trip. Start with the lush wilderness in Blaine, Washington, and drive the short distance across the Canada border to cruise along Horseshoe Bay to bask in the majestic beauty of Whistler, British Columbia. Be sure to try some of the popular nature spots along the way, including cozy accommodations to make your road trip more than perfect.
Road Trip from Blaine, Washington to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada:
Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Distance: 109 miles
Blaine, Washington, USA
Peace Arch State Park
Right along the U.S. and Canada border lays a unique historical state park containing the beautiful Peace Arch Monument that was completed in 1921 to commemorate the signing of two treaties by the King of England and President Monroe that provided peaceful resolutions in the early 1800’s. The park consists of two parks in two countries. The southern half is owned by Washington State Parks and the northern half by British Columbia Provincial Parks. Whether you’re visiting for the day or road tripping by on the I-5 freeway, this park devoted to peace and serenity is worth the stop.
A short distance from Blaine, WA, Nooksack Falls is a stunningly beautiful 88ft waterfall that can be accessed by an easy 1.1 roundtrip hike. The falls are surrounded by lush conifer forest and dips into a deep rocky, river canyon that is known for its natural splendor.
Where to stay:
Just south of the Canadian Border, WorldMark Birch Bay is the perfect place to call home as you adventure through Northern Washington. This serene, relaxing retreat is within easy reach of Peace Arch State Park, Nooksack Falls, and many more nature destinations.
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Whyte Lake Trail
Located just thirty minutes west of Vancouver, explore the peaceful Whyte Lake in the hills above Horseshoe Bay. This scenic trail winds through groves of Douglas Firs and Western Cedar trees to the lake, and at a only three miles roundtrip it’s an easy hike perfect for all skill levels and offers a great forest setting that outdoor enthusiasts are sure to fall in love with.
If you love skiing, then you’ll enjoy summer skiing opportunities on Blackcomb’s Hostman Glacier. The Whistler Blackcomb resort offers the longest ski season of any resort in Canada! Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain are two stunningly beautiful peaks that rise above Whistler Village, and along with glacier skiing you’ll also find the mountains filled with summer hikers. There’s also a fantastic bike park with trails for all skill levels for adventure seekers, or vacationers who want to try something new.
Where to Stay:
Looking to be surrounded by snowcapped mountains and getaway to a town with a European charm? Make Mountainside Lodge your home base for adventure and rejuvenation. Whether you’re looking for a ski-lift, zip-line, or mountain biking trail, this resort in Whistler Village is perfect year round. Your cozy accommodations are also next to deliciously new selection of restaurants and stylish shops.
Are you ready to plan your epic outdoorsy road trip? Whether you want to start your vacation at WorldMark Birch Bay just south of the Canadian border, or rejuvenate at Mountainside Lodge in British Columbia, you’re perfect vacation among nature is within reach! Simply book online or call a Vacation Specialist at (866) 325-6295.