Summer isn’t over, folks. While the sweet days of July may be well behind us, there are still plenty of exciting discoveries to be made in August around the Pacific Northwest. If Tofino, Salt Spring Island, or Haida Gwaii continue to call your name, now is the time to cross these local destinations off your bucket list.
Salty Pear B&B, Salt Spring Island
On Salt Spring Island, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot as unique and charming as this bed and breakfast, art gallery, and farm. Run by Annika and Jorge Siemsen, Salty Pear B&B combines a passion for design and art which invites introspection and community. From here, explore rocky Mount Maxwell or settle down for a cider tasting at Salt Spring Wild Cider.
Have you ever wanted to sleep under the stars? Or wake up to the sound of seals and orcas just beyond your bedroom window? At Wildpod Tofino, you can experience all this and more with a stay inside these luxurious glamping pods. Each private dome is equipped with everything you need for complete relaxation (a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, and propane fireplace). You won’t want to leave.
Bodega Cove, Galiano Island
If nature walks are an essential factor to your summer escape, try Bodega Cove on Galiano Island. From the sandstone caves at Retreat Cove to the high cliff views at Bodega Ridge Provincial Park, there are plenty of opportunities to sweat and get your steps in. Dine at the acclaimed Pilgrimme restaurant (booking ahead essential) before heading back to your cabin for s’mores by the fire.
Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island
As far as innovative accommodations go, few can compare to Free Spirit Spheres on Vancouver Island’s Qualicum Beach. Blending together conventional treehouse construction with the technology behind sailboats, each orb is suspended in the air and is designed to rock gently when the wind blows. A sustainable getaway nestled in the coastal rainforest.
Ocean House, Haida Gwaii
To reach Ocean House floating lodge in Haida Gwaii is no small feat, but for the opportunity to explore lush rainforest, and immersive Haida culture is well worth the trip. After settling in, dine on freshly caught seafood in company you will come to know well (maximum occupancy is 24 people) and meet with the artist-in-residence to learn more about the Haida.
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