As non car owners, Emily and I are always trying to find weekend trips we can take that can be done car-free. We don’t mind renting vehicles, or using Modo vehicles, but it’s cheaper and greener to travel car-free.
There are two main options for travelling car-free from Vancouver. Taking a ferry to one of the Gulf Islands or a train south to the United States. Both BC Ferries and Amtrak allow you to bring bikes on board for small fees ($2-$5).
Here are some of the car-free trips we’ve taken in the past.
- Gabriola Island
- Mayne Island
- Saturna Island
- Salt Spring Island
- More ideas at Car-Free Vancouver