Updated December 20, 2019

A new year deserves a new roadmap. While you may have already visited Seattle and Victoria on a past journey, have you actually explored everything either city along with our mighty and beloved Pacific Northwest has to offer?

Time to sit down and start planning out those 2020 trip ideas! Whether sightseeing in Washington State or traversing Vancouver Island, we’ve done the legwork and highlighted some of the best vacation spots in the PNW to help you build an extraordinary 2020 travel bucket list.

1. Travel on a Victoria Clipper Ferry from Seattle to Victoria, BC

Has it been months since your last weekend away from home, let alone out of the country? Or maybe it’s been a handful of years since you visited our neighbors to the north and you’ve been dreaming of a return trip? Time to shake up the routine with an afternoon or weekend of international travel via an easy getaway to Victoria, BC on the passenger-only Victoria Clipper V ferry.

The best part? The trip on the Seattle to Victoria ferry is half the adventure. Go ahead and spoil yourself with Victoria Clipper V’s private Comfort Class cabin (only a $30 upgrade) or Vista Class (only a $10 upgrade) as you whisk across the water. Unlike a cramped flight, the vessel’s light-filled interior, wide walkways, in-seat attendant service and locally-sourced food and drink options provide an irresistible sense of freedom and relaxation. Walking direct from the city center of one great city to another has never been easier.

 

2. Relax at a Seaside Oasis

If relaxation is the name of your travel game, there is no better place to soak your cares away than at one of Victoria’s luxe waterfront resorts on a Winter Wellness getaway (Psst – be sure to book by Feb. 20).

Delight in a complimentary upgrade to Vista Class seating aboard the Victoria Clipper ferry and relax on the scenic 2-hour and 45-minute ride from downtown Seattle into the heart of Victoria, BC. Then, bliss-out with a full-slate of spoil-you-silly spa treatments, ranging from amazing massages to glow-inducing facials at your hotel’s spa. You’ll come back refreshed and ready to take on the world!

Rejuvenate with a relaxing soak in a steaming hot seaside mineral pool. Credit: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Rejuvenate with a relaxing soak in a steaming hot seaside mineral pool. Credit: Oak Bay Beach Hotel

3. Celebrate the Glory of All Things Green at The Butchart Gardens

Get your garden fix and immerse yourself in the lush 55-acre grounds of The Butchart Gardens. Stunning any time of year, The Gardens are an absolute must in the spring. Feast your eyes on an explosion of colorful and sweetly-scented blooms as tulips, magnolias and daffodils burst to life.

Bonus points for making a repeat visit in the summer to experience another side of The Gardens as thousands of sparkling lights transform the ground into an enchanting fairyland on the Night Illumination Tour.

Insider Tip:  The Butchart Gardens are beautiful and fun to visit during any season of the year!

Stroll through The Butchart Gardens’ signature Sunken Garden to see thousands of beautiful blooms. Credit: The Butchart Gardens
Stroll through The Butchart Gardens’ signature Sunken Garden to see thousands of beautiful blooms. Credit: The Butchart Gardens

4. Explore Victoria’s Tea Trail & Warm Up with a Cozy Cuppa

One of the best ways to stay toasty during our chilly months is by indulging in a vast array of warm tea. Get your proper tea fix with Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress, where a selection of 21 fine loose-leaf teas, plus a three-tiered platter stacked with tasty treats will leave you feeling like royalty.

Still thirsty? Follow Victoria’s unofficial “tea trail” and swing by one of the many other amazing tea shops scattered around the city. Always a great trip idea for visiting relatives or a fun getaway with the girls!

5. Embark on a Sea to Sky Northwest Adventure

Allow your inner travel junkie to experience both of the Pacific Northwest’s unique forms of transportation with a sea and sky adventure between Seattle and Victoria, BC! Glide through the Salish Sea and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on a sleek, Victoria Clipper V catamaran and soak in incomparable views from the back deck.

The magical return journey on a Kenmore floatplane is equally exhilarating. Unrivaled vistas of the Victoria and Seattle skylines and scenic countryside take center stage as you soar between the two cities. If the views alone weren’t enough, you can also watch your veteran pilot fly the plane with a complex array of controls, knobs, levers and switches.

A yellow-striped DCH-2 Beaver waits to take to the sky. Credit: Mikaela Cowles
A yellow-striped DCH-2 Beaver waits to take to the sky. Credit: Mikaela Cowles

6. Have a Whale of a Time on the Salish Sea

Seize the chance to meet the region’s showstoppers, Transient and Southern Resident orcas as well as minke and humpback whales on a Five Star whale watching tour. Cruise through the waters of the Salish Sea on a sleek, 40-passenger expedition catamaran while the talented naturalists onboard search for wildlife and give you valuable insights into these magnificent creatures.

What’s more beautiful than seeing whales for the first time? Seeing them while the sun is setting beyond the mountains! Avoid the crowds and other boats by departing shortly after dinner and traveling straight to the whales on Eagle Wing’s comfortable, high-performance luxury open scarab speedboat. Zip through the pristine waters along the coastline of Southern Vancouver Island coastline with one of the Pacific Northwest’s legendary sunsets as your backdrop. Book this tour and save on your Clipper ferry, learn more.

Transit orcas (T137s and T046s) swim in unison through the waters of the Salish Sea. Credit: Gary Sutton
Transit orcas (T137s and T046s) swim in unison through the waters of the Salish Sea. Credit: Gary Sutton

7. Peek Behind the Scenes at Boeing’s Future of Flight

Pay tribute to one of the industries that helped put Seattle on the map at Boeing’s Future of Flight aviation center. Let your imagination take flight as you learn how these enormous mechanical marvels are created.

Hop on a tour of the factory for an up close and look at 747, 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes as constructed before your very eyes. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

8. Stroll Through the Victoria Butterfly Gardens’ Tropical Paradise

What’s better than hanging out with brilliantly colored butterflies? Surrounding yourself more than 70 different varieties of them as they flit from flower to flower inside the tropical jungle of the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Not limited to butterflies, the entirely self-sustaining ecosystem brims with insects, frogs, tortoises, iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free-flying tropical birds and more.

Duck inside the insectarium and play “spot the insect” as you watch tiny creatures from all over the word up close and personal. Or peer into the waters of the pond to catch a glimpse of tropical fish. It might be the highlight of the kiddos’ Victoria trip!

Where else can you get this close to butterflies? Discover new species and colors in the midst of this urban jungle. Photo: Cruise Victoria
Where else can you get this close to butterflies? Discover new species and colors in the midst of this urban jungle. Photo: Cruise Victoria

9. Spend Valentine’s Day in Canada’s Most Romantic City

With glistening waters, stunning historic buildings, intimate carriage rides and no shortage of cozy restaurants to snuggle up in, Victoria flat out nails it when it comes to romantic date night spots. It is no surprise that the city has wound up on the list of “Canada’s Most Romantic Cities” year after year.

Kick your feet up at the serene environs at the Fairmont Empress and soak in jaw-dropping views of the tranquil Inner Harbour with your S.O. and a bottle of bubbly at your side. We can’t think of a better way to indulge in a little quality R&R!

10. Visit Seattle’s Classic Spots

Tucked directly under the Space Needle, the popular Chihuly Garden and Glass boasts remarkable art created by world-renowned hometown artist, Dale Chihuly. Wander through the museum’s eight incredible exhibits, the outdoor garden and the 40-foot tall Glasshouse, which is home to an expansive 100-foot long sculpture.

If you are after amazing photos, we highly recommend strolling through these stunning gardens in the evening to catch them during Seattle’s glorious “golden hour.” Then, head up to the observation level of the newly renovated Space Needle to soak in unmatched views of Queen Anne, downtown and Puget Sound at sunset on our exclusive Chihuly + Space Needle Sunset Experience.

Explore an array of vibrant glass gardens at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Credit: Chihuly Garden and Glass
Explore an array of vibrant glass gardens at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Credit: Chihuly Garden and Glass

11. Sip Your Way Through the Cowichan Valley Wine Country

Drive along the rugged Malahat Drive for incredible vistas of the glistening Saanich Inlet before descending into the heart of Vancouver Island on the Cowichan Valley Wine Tour. Here, you’ll discover one of the region’s best-kept secrets – its burgeoning wine scene. The perfect mini-adventure right in your own backyard, you’ll spend a wonderful day sampling liquid perfection at three boutique vineyards while someone else does all the planning and the driving.

Soak in stunning vineyard views from Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard.
Soak in stunning vineyard views from Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard.

12. Explore the City of Victoria on Two Wheels 

Itching for adventure? Victoria isn’t called the bicycle capital of Canada for nothing! One of the best ways to discover the city is from behind the handlebars of a trusty bicycle. All you need to do is pick up some wheels from the well-stocked Pedaler bicycle shop and you’re good to go. (Psst – prefer your own ride? You can also bring your bike on the Victoria Clipper ferry!).

Pedal along the famously scenic 40-mile long Galloping Goose Trail to traverse the picturesque Selkirk trestle. Or, for a shorter ride, cruise the bike-friendly Belleville Street to Dallas Road for jaw-dropping ocean views.

13. Watch the Sun Set on Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Venture 230-feet off the ground to experience Vancouver, BC from a new perspective as you stroll across the 460-foot long Capilano Suspension Bridge. Take in awe-inspiring views of the thriving coastal rainforest and the rushing Capilano River.

If you want a truly exhilarating experience, check out the park’s Cliffwalk for a heart-pounding adventure along the granite walls high above Capilano Canyon. Afterward, kick back at the neighboring Grouse Mountain and watch the sun sink behind the horizon as the lights of the city click on below. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

Wander through the mists in Capilano Canyon. Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge
Wander through the mists in Capilano Canyon. Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge

14. Sip Local Libations on the Saanich Peninsula

When it comes to beverages, Victoria takes them very seriously, and its craft liquid refreshments are no exception. Wet your whistle while soaking in beautiful vistas of Vancouver Island’s countryside on tour of the region’s orchards and distilleries.

Pop into the Victoria Distillery to sample the famous color-changing Empress Gin as well as a fully-guided back-of-the-house tour of their distillation process. Next, make your way to stunning, 10-acre Sea Cider to drink in sweet, crisp brews plus views of the Haro Strait. Cap the day with a pour of aromatic whiskey, gin, rum or vermouth from small-batch producer De Vine Wines & Spirits.

Sample sweet sips at Sea Cider. Credit: Nick Bentley
Sample sweet sips at Sea Cider. Credit: Nick Bentley

15. Kayak Vancouver Island’s Wild and Rugged West Coast

Experience the natural beauty of British Columbia as you paddle through the tranquil waters surrounding an amazing archipelago of islands on a kayaking trip to Discovery Island. With the magnificent Olympic Mountains and driftwood-strewn shores as your backdrop, you’ll skim through the water while keeping an eye out for sea lions, eagles, dolphins, orca, humpback and minke whales. This is the Northwest at its finest! Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

16. Meet Mt. Rainier

Skip waiting for just the right moment when “the Mountain is out” and head straight to the iconic peak itself to experience the glacier-clad landmark from more than just a distance. Visit Paradise or Sunrise, hike a little or a lot and delight in stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Cascade Range, cascading waterfalls, wildflower-filled meadows and dense old-growth forests. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

The glaciated peak rises above dense pines at Mount Rainier National Park. Credit: Brenna Ciummo
The glaciated peak rises above dense pines at Mount Rainier National Park. Credit: Brenna Ciummo

17. Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Sooke’s Lush Rainforests

Get your heart pumping as you whisk above Sooke’s coastal temperate rainforest on an AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tour. Eight ziplines ranging from 150-1,000 feet long and up to 150 feet high will give you an adrenaline rush and offer a bird’s-eye view of Vancouver Island’s stunning mountain and ocean vistas.

Fly through the treetops of Sooke’s stunning old-growth rainforest. Credit: Adrenaline
Fly through the treetops of Sooke’s stunning old-growth rainforest. Credit: Adrenaline

18. Wander Through Stanley Park’s Urban Paradise

A spectacular green oasis set amid the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, Stanley Park’s 400-hectare grounds offer the perfect opportunity for outdoor exploration. Stretch your legs and follow the uninterrupted, six-mile pathway along the Seawall. Go for a dip on the secluded Third Beach. Or pay a visit to the 700- to – 800-year-old “Hollow Tree.” The options are endless.

Love animals? Be sure to stop by the Vancouver Aquarium (one of the five largest in North America) to check out their menagerie of more than 50,000 fascinating and exotic creatures from all over the globe. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

19. Trek Through Washington’s Pristine National Parks

Escape from the urban sprawl of the city and venture across the Sound to the rarely explored reaches of Washington’s Olympic National Park. Visit the impressive Hurricane Ridge, where you will be surrounded by peaks upon peaks (and perhaps a few local deer or elk if you’re lucky) then, continue west to dip your toes into the deep blue water of Lake Crescent before heading back to Seattle.

Wander through the mossy Olympic National Park. Credit: Evergreen Escapes
Wander through the mossy Olympic National Park. Credit: Evergreen Escapes

20. Take a Bite Out of Seattle

If you consider yourself a foodie, a trip to the Emerald City is not complete without a visit to the city’s famous public market. Tempt your taste buds with phenomenal bites from local artisans and restaurants on a Food and Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market.

Or give in to your sweet-tooth on the Chocolate Indulgence Tour and sample creamy cheesecakes, cupcakes and cookies from the likes of the Confectional, Frans Chocolates and Cupcake Royal. If the tours weren’t sweet enough on their own, you’ll also leave armed with insider tips on how to create these tasty goodies at home. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

Watch Pike Place Market’s famous fish throwers toss the catch of the day through the air as you stroll through the vibrant landmark. Credit: Savor Seattle
Watch Pike Place Market’s famous fish throwers toss the catch of the day through the air as you stroll through the vibrant landmark. Credit: Savor Seattle

21. Explore Vancouver Island’s Underground

Step into a whole new world as you crawl your way through the passageways of the Horne Lake Caves that have been carved by Mother Nature into the mountains near Qualicum Beach. If seeing the pristine beauty of these glittering crystal formations or scaling to the top of an underground waterfall doesn’t take your breath away, we don’t know what will.

22. Cruise Along Vancouver Island’s Scenic Marine Circle Route

To truly absorb the region’s beautiful green stretches and hidden lakes, slow down, rent a car and command your own journey from the road. If you only have one day to explore, the scenic the Pacific Marine Circle Route should be at the top of your list.

Travel along Victoria’s coastal roads for what may be the best waterfront views around. You’ll also pass by Avatar Grove, which is home to a spectacular stand of old-growth giant red cedars.

Soak in the rugged coast of wild Port Renfrew as you travel Vancouver Island. Credit: Mathijs Deerenberg
Soak in the rugged coast of wild Port Renfrew as you travel Vancouver Island. Credit: Mathijs Deerenberg

23. Check Out the Powerful Snoqualmie Falls

Located 25 miles east of the Emerald City, the breathtaking and the majestic, Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington’s most famous landmarks. Listen to the roar as the powerful waters of the Falls plunge 268 feet into the river canyon below. Follow the short trail to the base of the falls to snap a selfie as the mist whirls around you.

Drink in Washington’s wild beauty at Snoqualmie Falls. Credit: Oakie Dfazz
Drink in Washington’s wild beauty at Snoqualmie Falls. Credit: Oakie Dfazz

24. Tour the Famous Hiram Chittenden Locks

Glide through the popular Hiram Chittenden Locks on an Argosy cruise and experience what it is like to navigate through the complex system where fresh water meets salt water first-hand. Time your visit right to see massive king and coho salmon fly up the fish ladder as they migrate into the fresh water of Lake Washington to spawn between mid-August to September. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

25. Dive into the Depths of Nanaimo’s Waters

The serene Up Island town of Nanaimo may be best known for its drool-worthy, signature sweet treat of the same name, but they also happen to boast one heck of an underwater park. Plunge deep into the cold, clear waters outside the city’s harbor to explore three sunken shipwrecks and view a myriad of sea life, including rockfish, wolf eel, octopus and starfish. Or try snorkeling with the playful harbor seals found in the shallow water off the shore.

Surrounded by mountains and sea, the cozy town of Nanaimo is stunning. Credit: JO in BC
Surrounded by mountains and sea, the cozy town of Nanaimo is stunning. Credit: JO in BC

26. See the Bavarian Town of Leavenworth Come to Life with Thousands of Lights

When it comes to the Christmas spirit, Leavenworth takes the cake. During their annual Christmas Lighting Festival, the quaint Bavarian town all but radiates pure joy with the help of more than half a million lights. With a winning combination of snow-filled landscapes, holiday decorations, seasonal drinks and a treasure trove of shops, it is hard not to fall in love with the mountain town.

Blanketed in snow and lights, Leavenworth is a veritable winter wonderland. Photo: Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
Blanketed in snow and lights, Leavenworth is a veritable winter wonderland. Photo: Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce

27. Get Lost in Powell’s City of Books

If you love the written word, visiting the legendary Powell’s City of Books should be at the top of your list.  A bibliophiles’ dream, it’s easy to spend hours browsing the more than 1 million new, used and rare titles filling nine rooms, three floors and 3,500 sections inside the city-block sized shop. Seriously, you will want to pick up one of the store’s handy maps to be sure that you don’t miss a section.

28. See the Ravaged Heart of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Experience Washington’s sleeping giant on an adventure to the heart of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Journey to the blast-zone of the infamous 1980 eruption for incomparable views of the steaming caldera from the Johnston Center Observatory.

Traverse the barren landscape along the Hummocks Trail or stop at Coldwater Lake and kick your feet up beside the peaceful waters. Head out on the Eruption Trail to explore lava dome, pumice plain and largest landslide recorded in human history.

Gaze out at Mt. St. Helens’ still smoking caldera from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Credit: Pete Wright
Gaze out at Mt. St. Helens’ still smoking caldera from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Credit: Pete Wright

30. Scout the West Side of Vancouver Island for Sea Lions

Have a soft spot for friends of the flippered kind? Venture west past Sooke, between Mystic Beach and Sombrio to meet up with the secluded Parkinson Creek trail located at kilometer 37.6 of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.

Trek past massive old-growth trees and you’ll be rewarded with one of the best-kept secrets of greater Victoria – a jaw-dropping view of two sea lion caves, affectionately dubbed the Parkinson Creek Seal Grotto by locals, and a suspension bridge above the creek about 20 minutes further. Just be sure to visit in the fall or winter, as the sea lions leave the area for the summer around April and May.

Catch sight of sea lions basking in the sun's warm rays.
Catch sight of sea lions basking in the sun’s warm rays.

29. Explore a Side of Seattle You Never Knew Existed

Need to dodge the Seattle drizzle? Go underground! Experience the roots of the Emerald City as you explore the catacomb-like passageways of the city’s original storefronts, alleys and basements entombed by the Great Fire of 1889.

We’ll leave it up to you to decide if those chills up your spine are from an errant draft or the spirit of one of the neighborhood’s former citizens. Even if you don’t encounter some of Seattle’s historic inhabitants, you’ll leave with an arsenal of tales about the city’s colorful past. Not to mention newfound knowledge of why those purple glass squares are embedded into Seattle’s sidewalks. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

31. Stop and Smell the Roses at Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

Tantalize your nose and your eyes at the International Rose Test Garden, which brims with more than 7000 rose plants in 550 varieties. Located in Washington Park, the famous 4.5-acre garden showcases Portland’s rose growing heritage and serves as a testing ground for creating new types of the sweetly smelling beauties. Stop by from April to October when the grounds burst to life in a kaleidoscopic array of blooms. It’s truly a feast for the senses!

The garden is the oldest rose testing program of its kind in the United States. Credit: Christopher Hu
The garden is the oldest rose testing program of its kind in the United States. Credit: Christopher Hu

32. Walk on British Columbia’s Wild Side

Lush forests. Glistening waters. Acres of wide-open spaces. Plus, the chance to catch sight of some of BC’s incredible creatures on a bear and wildlife adventure?! You’re not dreaming. This unspoiled paradise does exist right in your own backyard in Vancouver Island’s breathtaking Campbell River area.

Cruise deep into Desolation Sound in search of orcas, humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins and sea lions as they navigate their local habitat. Journey to Orford River Valley to pay a visit to the Island’s prime grizzly bear country. With knowledgeable members of the Homalco First Nations people as your guides, make the trek to specially designed viewing platforms where you can observe these magnificent and powerful animals as they feast on spawning salmon.

See grizzly bears up close and personal in Orford River in Bute Inlet. Credit: Big Animal Encounters
See grizzly bears up close and personal in Orford River in Bute Inlet. Credit: Big Animal Encounters

33. Get Your Feet Wet at the Oceanside Town of Tofino

With miles of smooth sandy beaches, pristine rainforests, untouched natural hot springs and cool, constant water temperatures, there is no better spot to get away from it all than the Up Island paradise of Tofino. In the winter, head to Cox Bay, hunker down and storm watch as 20-foot swells roll in toward the shore.

Come summer, the popular beach is an excellent spot for surfing, especially if you’re looking for the often elusive, smaller summer swells. If you work up an appetite riding the waves, a pitstop at island-famous Tacofino is an absolute must, while the restaurant Shelter is an essential stop for fresh, seasonal gourmet dishes and a post-ride cocktail. Consider your wanderlust fueled.

34. Chase Portland’s Epic Waterfalls

Get your camera ready to snap some FOMO (fear-of-missing-out) inducing selfies in front of the magnificent and iconic falls such as Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Horse Tail Falls and more that drape the cliffs of “Waterfall Alley.” As a bonus, you’ll soak in views of the mighty Columbia River along the way AND sample sweet sips at two unique wineries in the Hood River area. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

The massive Multnomah Falls are truly a breathtaking sight. Credit: Tim Mossholder
The massive Multnomah Falls are truly a breathtaking sight. Credit: Tim Mossholder

35. Treat Yourself to a Foodie’s Paradise at Granville Island

Lively, dynamic and full of atmosphere, Granville Island’s urban oasis is a treat for the senses. One step inside the buzzing hall filled with colorful stalls and the rich aromas of just-baked bread, spices and fresh fruit are sure to tantalize your nose.

Mouth watering yet? Hop on the Granville Island Market Tour to indulge in more than 20 signature Canadian foods, such as BC cheeses to the wonderful honey-dipped donuts at Lee’s Donuts. Looking for souvenirs? Duck inside the array of artist studios and galleries lining Railspur Alley. This is the place to stock up on unique and unusual gifts. Book this tour with Clipper, learn more.

The vibrant stalls of the Granville Public Market are a treat for the senses. Credit: Tourism Vancouver
The vibrant stalls of the Granville Public Market are a treat for the senses. Credit: Tourism Vancouver

With a variety of unique and fascinating regions to explore, the opportunities for epic adventures in the Pacific Northwest are endless. After all, how can you say no to scenic mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, expansive gardens, amazing eats and phenomenal wildlife?

Start planning your PNW travel bucket list now and make 2020 an unforgettable year. Whether you do one or do them all, we always want to hear from you and see your photos. Be sure to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #DiscoverClipper. Happy exploring!

Things to Know About Planning a Pacific Northwest Vacation

Where should I go in the Pacific Northwest?

While there are no bad spots to visit in the Pacific Northwest, some of the most popular cities to visit are Seattle, Victoria, Portland, Vancouver. They boast several world-renowned attractions such as the Space Needle, Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market, BC Parliament Buildings, The Butchart Gardens, Multnomah Falls, Vancouver Aquarium, Capilano Suspension Bridge and more.

What is the Pacific Northwest known for?

The Pacific Northwest is known for its stunning oceans, rocky coastlines, lush green rainforests, snow-capped mountains, vibrant cities and a mild climate year-round.

What states are considered Pacific Northwest?

The Pacific Northwest typically includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho and often Montana and Wyoming. Sometimes Vancouver Island and the Canadian province of British Columbia are often included.

What is the best time of year to visit the Pacific Northwest?

There is no wrong time to visit the Pacific Northwest. However, one of the common times of year to travel to the region is between June and September during the summer, when the average temperature is warmer and there is less rainfall.

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