At the tip of the Olympic Peninsula sits Cape Flattery, the very corner of the country and the most northwestern point of the contiguous United States.

PNW Road Trip: Driving to the Olympic Peninsula

You can’t drive across the Olympic Peninsula—a mountain range is in the way. Here your road trip route circles instead, caught between the shoreline and the slopes. Take your time on the peninsula’s large loop, and don’t forget to stop for the hot springs, the majestic old hotels, and—if you see him—Bigfoot.

Vancouver’s downtown is almost an island, bordered on three sides by False Creek, English Bay, and Vancouver Harbour, which encourages the buildings there to grow tall.

Driving to Vancouver, BC

Culturally rich with native history and international industry, and now with a growing culinary scene, Vancouver is poised to become the business, pleasure, and tourism jewel of Canada.

A barn in a field of pink tulips in Skagit Valley Washington.

PNW Road Trip: Driving from Vancouver to Seattle

The drive from Vancouver to Seattle is 141 miles and takes about 2.5 hours, though border delays can vary. This route takes you from the heart of downtown Vancouver to Seattle with a scenic detour to the towns of Bow and Edison. Each tiny town boasts bakeries, cheesemongers, and cafés.

Moss-covered rocks on the shores of Olympic National Park in Washington.

Road Trip the Pacific Northwest: Where to Go

The Pacific Northwest is a wealth of rugged natural beauty and wonderfully unique cities. You could spend days upon days in any of these cities experiencing a range of strong urban cultures and delicious regional cuisines, and days more exploring their surrounding wildernesses.

Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip

In this full-color guide, Seattle resident Allison Williams shares expert tips for road tripping through Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Offering shorter options like the Portland Loop and a route between Seattle and Vancouver, Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip is perfect for all travelers. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you’ll have to drive, […]

Evidence of clear-cutting where swaths of trees are gone.

Environmental Issues in British Columbia

Humans have been exploiting British Columbia’s abundant natural resources for 10,000 years. Indigenous people hunting and fishing obviously had little effect on ecological integrity, but over time, the clearing of land for agriculture and development did.