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Top Getaways in the Pacific NorthWest

4 Apr 2006  A Vancouver B.C. resident
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 10 votes

Great weekend destinations within Washington, Oregon and British Columbia

  • 1. Whistler, B.C.
    Whistler, British Columbia

    Ski, board, snowmobile or snowshoe on Whistler and Blackcomb in winter - or mountain bike, hike or ziptrek the same trails in summer.

  • 2. Tofino, B.C.
    Tofino, Clayoquot Sound

    Whale watch in March, storm watch in February and sample thrilling cuisine in the excellent restaurants of this tiny former fishing village, the rest of the year.

  • 3. Saltspring Island, B.C
    Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

    Main town Ganges has an appealing selection of cafes, restaurants and shops.

  • 4. Cannon Beach, OR
    Cannon Beach

    An upmarket seaside spot, famous for gargantuan monolith, Haystack Rock. EVOO cooking school is another less obvious highlight.

  • 5. Snoqualmie, WA
    Snoqualmie, Washington

    Impressive falls, mountains and an old railroad are some of Snoqualmie's attractions.

  • 6. San Juan Islands, WA
    San Juan Islands, Washington

    An easy escape from Seattle, these small islands offer some lovely lodges and great kayaking.

  • 7. Mount Rainier, WA
    Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

    From the campgrounds and hotels of Ashford, dozens of excellent hikes suit every level of outdoor enthusiast.

  • 8. Mount Hood, OR
    Mount Hood, Hood River, Oregon

    Stroll easy paths, clamber fierce ridges or just admire the view from the 1930's Timberline Lodge, where the sumptuous Cascade Room serves fine Oregon fare.

  • 9. Bend, OR
    Bend, Central Oregon

    A friendly, hip, urban locale in a rustic setting. Great galleries, great local wines and some excellent skiing are some of its merits.

  • 10. Victoria, B.C
    Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District

    Canada's most English outpost is sometimes known as 'God's Waiting Room', as a result of its high retiree population, but its craft stores, impressive restaurants and museums will occupy those of any age.