In this detailed guide, Jack Christie shares his favorite two- and three-day trips in the Vancouver area. It covers everything from rugged outdoor activities in the Gulf Islands to bicycle tours in Victoria, wine tours in the Okanagan, and backroad exploring in Whistler, ensuring that visitors can find as much (or as little) adventure as they like. There are getaways for every taste and budget, and none are more than a five-hour drive from Vancouver, including ferry travel where necessary. Each of the 28 entries includes complete driving directions with tips on sights to see along the way, as well as activities, attractions, accommodations, and dining options for the destination. In addition to photos, each chapter features sidebars and pull-out sections that offer specific tips for maximizing one's time. Indexes of the destinations and activities make planning the perfect weekend getaway a breeze.