Quiet, peaceful escape near Vancouver
August 17, 2010 3:36 PM Subscribe
Where to go for a quiet budget vacation near Vancouver at end of August?
posted by Listener to travel & transportation around Vancouver, WA (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We have a week off before school starts again, and we (2 people) have no idea where to go for a few days to a week that would be quiet (no parties or other excitement) with good air, and good for a student budget. Maybe somewhere on Vancouver Island, but I have no idea where. The west coast of the Island is appealing in theory, but how busy is it nowadays? A previous askmefi question shows a 3-bedroom house for $200 a day -- nice but we only have two people. Too expensive for us. Campgrounds are inexpensive, but my experience with them is noisy kids, radios and smokey fires. I expect renting a boat and taking it to a marine park would be similarly noisy, not that I have experience with boats in that way. The air in the city has not been good with hazy smoke from the Interior fires. We'd love to escape for a few days. We like exploring nature, but I've had pneumonia this summer, so really high-energy activites are out. I'd be happy to house-sit, pet-sit, and tend someone's garden, but I guess we'll have to plan ahead for future years for that one. Isn't there some low-key, inexpensive escape available? Suggestions appreciated.