6 sunny destinations to escape Vancouver's rain this weekend

Jun 8 2022, 11:02 pm

It’s mid-June, but the weather in Vancouver certainly doesn’t look like it.

Many residents are starved for sunny weather, but Mother Nature has other plans: there’s an atmospheric river in the forecast later this week.

It has us dreaming of a sunny escape, so we’ve compiled this list. Not all the destinations are cheap, but they do meet two criteria: they’re close enough for a weekend trip and sun is in the forecast.

Las Vegas, Nevada

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You can fly to Sin City from Vancouver for just $180 roundtrip this weekend with Flair. That price doesn’t get you carry-on luggage, but we bet you can do two days with just a backpack.

The forecast? There’s an excessive heat warning for 44Ā°C and sun. Bonus: check out Daily Hive’s unforgettable bucket list for Las Vegas.

Kamloops, BC

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The weather in BC’s Interior looks more promising this weekend than on the coast. If you’re driving, Osoyoos looks sunny Saturday and Kelowna looks sunny on Sunday. Just a bit north of there, though, Kamloops has sun in the forecast for both days.

Grab a flight for $401 roundtrip with Pacific Coastal Airlines, or go for a drive.

Seattle, Washington

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This seems too good to be true: just three hours south of Vancouver, Seattle is boasting a sunny forecast for Saturday. Perfect for a day trip, or maybe a one-nighter is in order! Flights are $531 roundtrip, so we’d recommend driving.

There’s also an epic two-day blowout sale happening at the Seattle Premium Outlets this weekend.

Los Angeles, California


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Instead of spending the weekend indoors, spend it dining al-fresco at some of LA’s best patios. Bring your wallet, though: a direct roundtrip flight to LA from Vancouver this weekend costs $651.

The forecast: 30Ā°C and sunny.

San Francisco, California

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The forecast is looking very pleasant in the Bay Area this weekend: 24Ā°C and sunny. A roundtrip flight with Air Canada costs $639.

Toronto, Ontario

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Our eastern neighbours are getting an early dose of summer this year, and the weekend forecast looks marvelous: 22Ā°C and sunny. Grab a flight with Sunwing this weekend for $571 roundtrip.


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