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

Poised to become the tourism jewel of Canada, Vancouver BC is a must-see on a PNW road trip. Here’s why, plus directions, traffic, and border crossing tips.

A view of Toronto from the Ward's Island Ferry.

Visiting the Toronto Islands

Just a short ferry ride across the harbor from downtown, the Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario are the city’s backyard. Learn about the different islands and plan to escape the urban bustle by lounging at the beach, cruising around by bike or kayak, or having a picnic.

A photo of an Alaskan ferry boat against a vast mountain range.

Ferry Service in Alaska

Ferries plying the Inside Passage from Bellingham to Skagway cruise up an inland waterway and through fjords far wilder than Norway’s, surpassing even a trip down the coast of Chile to Punta Arenas. Learn more about ferry service in Alaska.

The most iconic image of Cumberland Island is its famous wild horses. Photo © Doug Anderson, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Cumberland Island National Seashore in The Golden Isles

Not only one of the richest estuarine environments in the world, Cumberland Island National Seashore is quite simply one of the most beautiful and romantic places on the planet. Read on to learn about the history of Cumberland Island and to discover all the essentials for planning a trip.