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3 Best Weekend Getaways from Victoria, British Columbia (within a 4-hour flight)

3 Best Weekend Getaways from Victoria, British Columbia (within a 4-hour flight)
3 Best Weekend Getaways from Victoria, British Columbia (within a 4-hour flight)

Victoria, British Columbia, the capital city of the province, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria boasts a picturesque harbor and a mild climate, making it a popular destination for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. The city's historic charm is evident in landmarks such as the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel and the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. Victoria's cultural offerings include the Royal BC Museum, which showcases the region's history and indigenous heritage, and a thriving arts scene with numerous galleries, theaters, and music festivals. The city's Inner Harbour is a bustling hub with shops, restaurants, and markets, offering a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern amenities. Known for its beautiful gardens, including the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria provides a serene and inviting atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.


If you're a local and looking to escape for a weekend, keep reading. With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Victoria, British Columbia area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers), it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.



Seattle, Washington (SEA) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Whales, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, gorgeous views, intelligent individuals, good breweries.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer (you can't really avoid the rain but you can pray)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $150+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the REI flagship store. Wow.


Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR) - 30 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Vancouver boasts a stunning blend of urban sophistication and breathtaking natural beauty, offering visitors a unique experience of world-class dining, diverse cultures, and abundant outdoor activities all in one place.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $70+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?


Calgary, Alberta (YYC) - 1 Hour 30 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Calgary is a vibrant city that serves as a gateway to the majestic Rocky Mountains, offering a dynamic mix of modern attractions, rich cultural festivals, and immediate access to outdoor adventures.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $50+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?




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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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