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Island Gems Surprise Road Trip - Vancouver Area

By Guess Where Trips Inc.


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Why this makes a great gift

Ferries, beaches, hikes and funky shops? Sounds like the perfect day if you ask us! Take a day of exploration with none of the itinerary planning work with this gift of a surprise road trip. Let the detail be mailed to you and leave enjoy the fun with none of the hard work. Time to soak up some sun!

Product Description

Select your trip. Get your package. Pack your bags. Road tripping has never been so easy!

With this surprise road trip you’ll receive your package of destinations at least 10 days before your selected departure date. The package includes a ‘Before You Go’ guide and a series of envelopes that will lead you to several surprise destinations on your road trip.

On the morning of your trip, open up the first envelope and drive to your surprise destination. Along the way, we include a number of ‘roadside recommendations’ that will break up the driving time in between.

Location & Duration
This is a surprise road trip! While we can't tell you where exactly you will be going until you open your first envelope, below will give a rough idea as to where you will be going!

Stops Included: Bowen Island

Please see the approximate round-trip driving distances below. Please note this just includes driving distances and not time spent at stops. Add an approximate 3-4 hours for stops.

From North Vancouver: 50 minutes / 29 km + 20 minute ferry crossing

From Richmond: 1 hour and 20 minutes / 47 km + 20 minute ferry crossing

From Burnaby: 47 minutes / 52 km + 20 minute ferry crossing

From Langley: 1 hour and 20 minutes / 86 km + 20 minute ferry crossing


  • A ‘Before You Go’ guide with a packing list, approximate driving distances and more tips to plan for your day ahead.
  • A series of 4-5 envelopes that will make up your day’s itinerary with recommended roadside stops along the way.
  • Restaurant, attractions and activity recommendations based on your trip style.
  • Bring as many people as you want! 2-5 are recommended.

What's not included:

  • Transportation and gas
  • Entrance fees to any of the recommended attractions (we keep most of them free anyways)
  • Food, beverages and gratuities
  • Parking costs

This Trip is Great For: Adventurous families, Couples, Photographers, Small groups of friends

Surprise Stops:

  • Scenic waterfront photo ops
  • A hike with a surprise
  • A variety of cool cafes and restaurants
  • A selection of funky shops & outdoor attractions
  • Beach hopping options

What You'll Need to Bring:

  • Bathing Suit
  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Road Trip Snacks
  • Walking shoes
  • Water

Additional Information:

  • Recommended to depart Wednesday-Sunday
  • Can be used all year
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Vegan

Who Will Guide You
This trip is self-guided! Guess Where Trips will in advance provide envelopes with your surprise roadtrip destinations. You will pilot this trip throughout the journey.

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