Road trip! Road trip! Road trip! Get your camera, grab your best pals and crank up the car tunes, because it’s time for another great Canadian Road Trip. This time it’s a West Coast adventure, starting from the very edge of Vancouver Island. Get ready to admire the spectacular mountain and water views, and bring your appetite: this scenic foodie-trip ain’t for the faint of bellies.
Fuel-Up: Rhino Coffee House (Tofino, BC)
Great start to the day! Coffee and maple-bacon donuts anyone?
Food Fuel Up: Tacofino (Tofino, BC)
Fish tacos, galore! It should be illegal to come to Tofino and not come to Tacofino.
Photo Op: Fisherman’s Wharf (Victoria, BC)
Colourful floating houses, Sammy the Seal, ice cream cones, and seafood-lover’s heaven.
Brunch: Blue Fox Cafe (Victoria, BC)
When visiting the brunch capital of Canada, it would be a sin to not check out one of their many brunch spots. Good luck choosing something from their menu.
Lunch: Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen (Vancouver, BC)
Rumour has it that Vancouver’s sushi is the best in North America, second in the world (behind Japan).
Photo Op: Vancouver Seawall (Vancouver, BC)
Alright, get out of the car and stretch those legs. This is one of the best places to admire Vancouver’s beautiful scenery. Stay in the pedestrian lane and make sure not to get hit by a biker!
Mid-Day Fuel: 49th Parallel Coffee (Vancouver, BC)
Time for a mid-day fuel up! Grab some coffee and let’s get you energized for the last leg of your trip.
Happy Hour: The Flying Pig (Vancouver, BC)
More like ‘appy hour! Grab a few dishes to share with your pals. Might we recommend the crispy brussel sprouts?
Night Activity: Ketel One Ice Room (Whistler, BC)
Alright, time to cool down. Literally. Use the ski-shot to sample all their different vodka varieties!
Late-Night Snack: Zog’s Dogs (Whistler, BC)
Three words: pulled pork poutine. Best way to end a long day of eating and driving.
What an incredible road trip. Here is a beautiful bookmark collection featuring all of our stops to make your journey extra easy, and if you’re thinking cross-Canada here are Yelp’s Great Canadian Road Trips along Nova Scotia’s South Shore, from Edmonton to Banff, Toronto to Ottawa, and Montreal to Quebec City along the Chemin du Roy.
We know we’re not the only drivers. We’d love to see your road trip pictures and hear your stories! Add your biz, park, and snack photos to Yelp as you go! The tiny spots between big cities love to get a little love from rock star road tripping Yelpers. Tag us on social with #YelpingAcrossCanada so we can follow and share in your adventures.