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It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest (PNW) is home to some of the most awe-inspiring views and adventures in the entire world. I’m so grateful I get to live in this corner of the world and have had the opportunity to explore so many PNW gems. I’m super excited to share this list of bucket list-worthy things to do in the Pacific Northwest. Happy exploring!

Cannon Beach landscape.
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What’s Considered the Pacific Northwest?

There’s always a bit of friendly controversy over what exactly is the “Pacific Northwest”. Depending on who you ask, the region includes slightly different states. Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are almost always included, but sometimes Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, British Columbia make the cut.

Woman at Diablo Lake in Washington.

If you look at the big picture, the Pacific Northwest is located in the northwest corner of the United States with the Pacific Ocean to its west and the Rocky Mountains to it’s east.

For the purpose of this article, we will be including bucket list things to do in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and (my personal favorite) British Columbia.

Things to do in the Pacific Northwest (Washington)

We are kicking off this Pacific Northwest bucket list in the great state of Washington. Washington is home to 3 National Parks and over 140 beautiful state parks, so there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had.

West Point Lighthouse at Seattle Washington.
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Hike in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park offers an unparalleled hiking experience for adventurers and some of the best views I’ve ever seen. Spanning nearly 1 million acres, this diverse landscape has something to offer everyone. From the rugged Pacific coastline to the temperate rainforests and the majestic peaks of the Olympic Mountains, you’ll be left in awe the entire time.

Women hiking in Olympic National park.

Hikers can explore over 611 miles of trails, each offering unique vistas and challenges. A highlight is the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the largest temperate rainforests in the U.S. For those seeking breathtaking panoramic views, the Mount Storm King hike is a must, offering stunning vistas of the park’s mountain range and Lake Crescent.

Day Trip to the San Juan Islands

If you find yourself in Anacortes or Seattle, a day trip to the San Juan Islands will surely be a highlight of your time in the PNW. Comprising over 170 islands and reefs, the San Juan Islands are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and adventurers, with opportunities to spot orcas, seals, and a myriad of bird species.

From either of the above cities, you can hop on a ferry and choose one island to explore. I recommend choosing between Lopez, San Juan, or Orcas island for first-time visitors. Then, spend the day chasing waterfalls, shopping at quaint farmers markets, whale watching, or simply basking in the slow paced island lifestyle.

Explore Mount Rainier National Park

No trip to Washington is complete without a stop at Mount Rainier National Park. This national park is home to the highest volcanic peak (Mount Rainier) in the contiguous US. It’s a must on any Pacific Northwest bucket list.

Autumn colors in Mt. Rainier National Park
Photo credit: Mike Peters/ Shutterstock.

During your time at the park, make sure to check out Myrtle Falls, Reflection Lake, and Nerada Falls. For those who are up for more of an adventure, conquer the Skyline Loop for some of the beautiful scenery in the park.

Shop at Pike Place Market

If you are looking for a more relaxing, yet still bucket-list-worthy adventure in the Pacific Northwest, head to the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle. This massive market spans over 9 acres and is the perfect spot to spend a few hours.

During my trip to Seattle, I enjoyed trying unique foods, buying fresh flowers, and people watching here. It’s also close to the Seattle Great Wheel and the infamous gum wall so you could easily spend an entire day exploring.

Sleep in a Treehouse

After adventuring all around Washington, how cool would it be to spend a night in a treehouse?! Treehouse Point is a picturesque treehouse just 30 minutes from Seattle. I’ve stayed in a lot of pretty cool places, but this one consistently comes out on top!

Woman at Treehouse Point in Washington.

There are 7 rentable treehouses all with unique amenities and peaceful views. If spending a night isn’t in the budget, you can visit the property via a guided daytime tour!

Picnic at Palouse Falls State Park

As mentioned previously, Washington state is home to over 140 state parks. Although each one is worthy of visiting, there’s no way I can fit them all on this list.

Palouse Falls State Park stands out as it offers a unique and diverse landscape and a 200 ft (very accessible) waterfall. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing picnic with a view!

Check out Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

If you were left wanting more after a trip to Mount Rainier, make sure to add a visit to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to the list! It’s the 6th largest volcano in the state and it’s unfortunately known for having the deadliest eruption in 1980.

While visiting this park, you can enjoy a hike or scenic drive. If you are an experienced hiker, you can even make the trek to the top. It’s a difficult, yet non-technical climb, but you will need a permit to do so.

Stroll through the Charming Streets of Leavenworth

Leavenworth is nestled in central Washington about 2 hours from Seattle. It’s one of the most (if not THE most) charming city in all of the United States. It’s a Bavarian-styled village surrounded by picturesque mountains.

It’s best known for its magical Christmas decorations and festivities, but is a great destination no matter the time of year. Highlights include visiting the Nutcracker Museum, the Reindeer Farm, and simply enjoying the outdoor parks and quaint downtown.

Visit North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park is another breathtaking and bucket-list worthy park in the Pacific Northwest. From camping to boating to hiking the adventures here are endless.

Hiker at sunset in North Cascades National Park
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For a truly memorable experience, secure a backcountry permit for a night of solitude and unforgettable sunsets and sunrises.

Swim in Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan, located in North-Central Washington State, is a stunning, 50-mile-long glacially formed lake renowned for its crystal-clear waters and scenic beauty. Surrounded by rugged mountains, rolling vineyards, and lush orchards, Lake Chelan offers an excellent getaway year-round.

After spending time swimming, boating, or relaxing on the shores, make sure to save time to check out the wineries and the small town charm.

Take a Hike to Snoqualmie Falls

There’s no shortage of waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest. Snoqualmie Falls is a great stop as it’s only 30 minutes from Seattle, but you will feel a world away. Visitors can reach the falls via a short 1.4-mile hike. If you are feeling up to it, I definitely recommend making the trek to the bottom of the falls. It’s 100 percent worth the incline on the way up! This was a highlight from when I visited Seattle!

Woman sitting in front Snoqualmie Falls.

Things to do in the PNW (Oregon)

Located directly south of Washington, Oregon is known for it’s waterfalls, hot springs, natural beauty and even a wine region. Here are the best things to do in Oregon!

Woman walking on beach in Oregon.

Chase Waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park

I’m not sure I’ll ever find a more magical state park than Silver Falls State Park. The highlight of this park is hiking the famous Trail of Ten Falls trail. It’s a 7.2 mile loop that will bring you past 10 epic waterfalls. It’ll be hard to beat the experience of walking behind the powerful South Falls. It’s a true gem in the Columbia River Gorge.

Beach Day at Cannon Beach

This wouldn’t be a true Oregon bucket list without a stop at Cannon Beach. It’s one of the best things to do in the entire Pacific Northwest. In addition to marveling at the 235 foot haystack rock, beach goers also enjoy whale watching from the shore, the nearby hiking trails, and the small beach town charm.

Cannon Beach is also an excellent PNW stop if traveling with your furry best friend as the entire beach and most nearby trails are dog-friendly! There are also many dog-friendly stays nearby. Just be sure to do your research beforehand to ensure a positive dog-friendly stay!

Surf at Cape Kiwanda Beach

Just 70 miles down the coast from Cannon beach, you’ll find another Oregon gem, Cape Kiwanda Beach and Natural Area. If you are brave enough to hop in the frigid waters, it’s a great place to surf. There are several rental shops in the area that offer boards, wetsuits, and lessons.

Woman sitting in sand at Cape Kiwanda in Oregon.

During my Cape Kiwanda road trip, I also enjoyed checking out the area’s trails, having a beach bonfire, and simply taking in the views.

Woman standing by a beach fire in Cape Kiwanda.

Marvel at Crater Lake

Nestled in south-central Oregon, Crater Lake National Park needs to be on your bucket list. It’s quite the trek from Portland (5 hours), but worth the road trip.

The lake is one of the deepest, bluest, and clearest lakes in the entire world, so it’s a sight to see in itself. However, I recommend exploring further into the park by heading out on any of the park’s 23 hiking trails.

Summer is the best time to visit this park as all of the trails start at over 4,000 feet and are therefore covered with snow and closed during the winter and spring months.

Go Wine Tasting in the Willamette Valley

Calling all wine lovers! Did you know that Oregon is home to one of the best wine regions in all of the United States?!

Willamette Valley stretches over 150 miles from Portland to Eugene. Throughout the region, you’ll find over 700 wineries. Yep, 700!! The valley is divided into 4 regions, but if you have the time it would be worth it to fully explore each.

In addition to wine tasting and touring vineyards, you’ll also find a plethora of outdoor activities, quaint shops, and vibrant events.

Visit Multnomah Falls

I’m sure you have seen pictures of this magical waterfall all over the internet and social media, but it’s 100 percent worth seeing in person. Multnomah Falls is a popular spot on any Oregon Road Trip so be prepared to share the view.

It’s just 30 minutes from Portland which makes it an extremely easy day trip. However, I recommend continuing on highway 84 (through the Columbia River Gorge) as there are countless waterfalls just waiting to be explored.

Take a Candlelit Cave Tour

If you are looking for unique things to do in the Pacific Northwest for the whole family, make sure to add Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve to the list.

There are 3 different caving tours to choose from ranging form a family-friendly walking tour to a off-trail caving tour where you’ll find yourself crawling and squeezing through the cave. I’m a bit too claustrophobic for the adventure tour, but the candlelit tour was right up my alley!

Marvel at the Coast at Boardman State Park

Boardman State Park in Oregon is a coastal treasure, often regarded as a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a must on your Oregon road trip PNW bucket list!

This scenic park stretches along 12 miles of rugged coastline, offering visitors a dramatic landscape of cliffs, sea stacks, and sandy beaches. Two of the park’s most photographed spots are from the Arch Rock and the Natural Bridge viewpoints. Both feature a series of stunning rock formations carved by the relentless Pacific waves.

After testing out your photography skills, be sure to save time to explore the 18 miles of trails that wind through the park. Each trail offers unique and breathtaking views. You might even find a hidden cove!

Soak in Umpqua Hot Springs

If you find yourself in south-central Oregon, a soak in the Umpqua Hot Springs is a great way to relax after any hike or outdoor adventure! These natural hot springs are located just 31 miles Crater Lake National Park (also mentioned on this Pacific Northwest bucket list).

Woman soaking in Umpqua Hot Springs.

The springs can be reached via a quick .8-mile round trip trail. I do recommend arriving bright and early as the parking lot is extremely small (about 10 cars). Be sure to bring cash to pay the $5 fee!

It’s also important to note that the springs are open year-round, but the road does close in the wintertime so this will add an additional 2.5 mile hike or snowshoe to the springs!

Explore the Painted Hills

Not to be confused with Mars, a trip to the Oregon Painted Hills is one of the most unique things to do in the Pacific Northwest. Nestled within the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the Painted Hills are an awe-inspiring sight.

Vacation travel in Oregon. Woman enjoying the view of beautiful Painted Hills at sunset. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Bend. Or. United States of America
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Best known for the varied stripes of red, tan, orange, and black, visitors can hike, take a scenic drive, or practice their photography skills.

Pro tip: Visit in the late afternoon for the best pictures as the light typically hits the hills just right.

Things to do in the Pacific Northwest (Idaho)

In my opinion, Idaho is one of the most underrated states in all the the USA. It’s nestled on the eastern borders of Washington and Oregon and is home to the most usable natural hot springs. It’s definitely worth a visit.

Spectacular aerial view of Shoshone Falls or Niagara of the West, Snake River, Idaho, United States.
Photo credit: Benny Marty/Shutterstock.

Go Horseback Riding

Book a stay at Western Pleasure Ranch for an unforgettable vacation! It’s an all-inclusive ranch (consistently voted the #1 Western Ranch in America) where you will be met with a cozy stay, daily horseback riding, and 3 gourmet meals a day.

Go Mountain Biking

With over 12,000 miles of mountain biking trails, Idaho is a haven for mountain bike enthusiasts. You can choose from the foothills of Boise or tackle the 7 sky-high trestles along The Route of the Hiawatha.

If you are feeling extra adventurous, plan to bike the part of the 500-mile hot springs trail where you could pass up to 50 different hot springs.

Try Rock Climbing

For fans of adrenaline, rock climbing in Idaho is a must. Head to the famous “City of Rocks” to experience some of Idaho’s best rock climbing terrain. It’s about 3 hours from both Salt Lake City and Boise which makes for an excellent climbing weekend trip.

Beginners can book and Introduction to Rock Climbing class, while experts can tackle the Crack of Doom at the Morning Glory Spire.

Visit the Moon

Okay, not the actual moon, HOWEVER Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve will make you feel as though you have landed on the moon.

Spanning approximately 53,571 acres, this surreal landscape was formed by volcanic eruptions over the past 15,000 years.

Visitors can explore the monument through a loop drive, offering access to various trails and scenic viewpoints. Hiking through caves formed by ancient lava tubes is a highlight, but be sure to secure a free cave permit from the Visitor’s Center before exploring!

Take a Hot Springs Road Trip

As I stated previously, Idaho is home to the most usable natural hot springs in the USA. Which makes it an excellent state for a hot springs road trip! During your road trip, you can choose from the more than 130 soak-able hot springs.

From the famous hot spring at Boat Box to the scenic Goldbug Hot Springs, the options are truly endless! Plan this trip in the winter months for a truly magical experience!

Things to do in the Pacific Northwest (Montana)

Montana, affectionately known as the “Big Sky Country,” is a land of breathtaking landscapes and boundless adventure. From the majestic peaks of Glacier National Park to the sprawling prairies and the roaring rivers, this state offers a backdrop for an array of adventurous activities.

Beautiful Landscape photography of Glacier National Park in Montana USA
Photo credit: Vaclav Sebek/ Shutterstock.

Drive the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park

In my personal opinion, this scenic drive deserves all the accolades. The Going to the Sun Road is a 51-mile paved road that weaves through the heart of the park. Throughout the drive you’ll see waterfalls, valleys, alpine meadows, and glacier-carved peaks.

Get an early start as the drive will likely take you at least 4-5 hours to fully take in the beauty. This will also increase your chances of spotting wildlife. Trust me, you’ll likely want even more time!

Dip your toes in Lake McDonald

Also located in Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald is the park’s largest lake. It stretches over 10 miles long and reaches near 500 feet deep. If you are brave enough, it could be the most scenic polar plunge of your life! Or, if you’d prefer to stay dry, you can simply enjoy the views with a picnic on the shores!

Go Boating on Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is the ultimate playground for water-enthusiasts. With over 185-miles of shoreline and 200 square miles of water, the options here are endless. From hiking, to boating, to camping you could create an entire PNW vacation on Flathead Lake!

Things to do in the Pacific Northwest (Wyoming)

Drum roll please… Wyoming is where the Wild West meets the most amazing natural beauty. Home to some of the most iconic natural wonders (looking at you Yellowstone), it’s a must stop on any Pacific Northwest bucket list.

Sunrise from the Snake River Overlook in Wyoming with the Grand Tetons in the background.
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Road Trip through Yellowstone

Yellowstone needs little introduction. It’s a true natural wonderland and a testament to the raw, untamed beauty of the Pacific Northwest. As the first national park in the world, established in 1872, Yellowstone is famous for its geothermal features, including the iconic Old Faithful geyser and the vibrant Grand Prismatic Spring.

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
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During your Yellowstone road trip, you’ll likely spot bison, elk, and maybe even a grizzly bear! There are plenty of worth-while stops along the way that will leave you breathless!

Ride the Jenny Lake Boat Shuttle

Nestled within the amazing Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake deserves a spot on this things to do in the Pacific Northwest list. It’s known for its crystal clear (yet chilly) water and the snow-capped mountains along its perimeter.

While at the lake, visitors should take advantage of the boat shuttle to see the lake from the water and reach the other side. After deboarding, hikers can keep exploring all the way to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.

Watch the Jackson Hole Town Square Shootout

If you need a break from all the active and adventurous things to do on this Pacific Northwest Bucket List, a trip to Jackson Hole is a must! It’s the cutest little town full of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and luxurious hotels.

Every summer night (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) thousands of tourist gather on the town square to watch the famous wild west shootout. This 65-year tradition is a great way to indulge in the town’s history and culture.

Photograph Mormon Row

Mormon Row is a photographers dream! This historic area, with its iconic barns set against the dramatic backdrop of the Teton Range, is one of the most photographed locations in the United States.

The Moulton Barns offer a picturesque blend of rustic architecture and natural beauty. I am sure you have seen these iconic barns on social media, art galleries, or as artwork in homes!

The best times for photography are during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset when the soft, warm light accentuates the grandeur of the mountains and casts a magical glow over the landscape.

Things to do In The Pacific Northwest (British Columbia)

My personal favorite…British Columbia. I’m fortunate enough to live in this corner of the Pacific Northwest and I am always met with so many amazing bucket list adventures. Although it’s hard to fit all the best things to do in the Pacific Northwest on this list, I’m excited to share my most favorite BC adventures.

Whale jumping out of water in British Columbia.

Take a Hike

There are countless amazing hikes in the Vancouver area. You could surely spend an entire summer exploring and still not even scratch the surface. From polar plunges in alpine lakes to epic panoramic views, each hike leads to its own adventures.

Woman hiking at summit of Mt. Cheam in Chilliwack, BC.

My favorite hike for sunrise or set is Mt. Cheam. It’s a strenuous hike, but you’ll be rewarded with the most magical 360-degree view of Chilliwack and the surrounding valley. If you are wanting an longer hike with an alpine lake as a reward, head to Iceberg Lake. It’s just over 15 km, but 100 percent worth it for the sparkling blue water at the end!

Take the Inside Passage Ferry to Prince Rupert

This past summer I had the opportunity to check out the Inside Passage Ferry from Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert. This 16 hour journey was filled with some amazing views, wildlife spotting’s, and amazing memories. Trust me when I say it isn’t your average ferry ride!

Women on a BC Ferry boat.

After arriving in Prince Rupert, you are then free to deboard and explore this rugged British Columbia gem. I especially enjoyed learning about Prince Rupert’s salmon canning industry, strolling through quaint art galleries, and soaking in the Frizzell Hot Springs!

Scuba Dive at God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park

For those with their scuba certificate, you need to add God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park to the list! It’s a definite North Vancouver Island bucket list item and one of the most unique things to do in the Pacific Northwest.

God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park is known as one of the very best cold water scuba destinations in the world. However, conditions are known to be a bit difficult, so it’s best for experienced divers only.

If diving isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy the park via sea kayaking or fishing!

Soak in Hot Springs in Harrison Valley

Book a room at the Harrison Hot Springs resort for a weekend of relaxation! The resort is home to 5 different mineral pools and a variety of spa services.

However, if you are looking for a bit more adventure, there are many other things to do in Harrison River Valley! From kayaking to a floating waterpark, Harrison River Valley is a must stop on any adventure-lovers PNW list.

Rent Bikes in Victoria

Victoria is nestled on the southern end of Vancouver Island. This charming city is known for its Victorian architecture, beautiful gardens, natural beauty, and the plethora of outdoor activities.

Biking at Victoria waterfront.

After arriving, head to The Pedaler to grab some rental bikes. In my opinion, it’s the best way to explore the city! You can choose to explore the city on your own, or join a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide!

Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, BC

The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish is a cable car that takes you through the Squamish Valley where you will be met with 360 degree views of the coastal mountain range below. The ride itself is just 10-minutes, however, this is just a part of the adventure.

Woman walking on the Sea to Sky suspension bridge.

Once on top, you can walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, explore the trails, or simply take in the views from the viewing platforms.

Search for the Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest is located along the central and northern coast of British Columbia and is home to hundreds of miles of unspoiled wilderness. It’s actually one of the world’s largest remaining tracts of temperate rainforest and the only place where you might spot the famous rare white Kermode Bear (otherwise known as the “Spirit Bear”).

From hiking to kayaking, the options here are plentiful and unforgettable. Prince Rupert is an excellent home base for this adventure!

Chase Waterfalls in Wells Grey Provincial Park

Wells Grey Provincial Park is a true hidden gem in British Columbia. Covering over 5,000 square kilometers, this park is often referred to as the “Waterfall Park” due to its abundance of waterfalls, including the spectacular Helmcken Falls, one of Canada’s highest at 141 meters.

Waterfall at Wells Grey Provincial Park.

Other activities include swimming, camping, canoeing, and fishing.

Woman hiking at Wells Grey park in wildflowers.

Road trip through the Kootenay Rockies

Sometimes overshadowed by the neighboring Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park are 100 percent worth a visit. These two parks are nestled in southeastern BC and are less than 1 hour away from each other. It would make for one epic road trip like the one I did through Banff and Lake Louise!

Both parks are home to some of the most spectacular views in all of North America. Make sure to give yourself enough time in each park to fully appreciate each lake, viewpoint, and hike!

Bonus! Things to do in the PNW (Alaska)

Although not always considered the “Pacific Northwest” by all, Alaska still borders the Pacific Ocean and has so many amazing things to do. Below you’ll find the best things to do on the coast of Alaska!

Go Whale Watching

The entire coast of the Pacific Northwest is great for whale watching, however, Alaska stands out as the best. During my trip to Seward, I was fortunate enough to spot so many humpback whales and other sea life!

Be sure to plan your whale-watching vacation between May-August and then book a Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay cruise. You will surely be left in awe of these magnificent creatures.

And, even if you do not spot any whales, the views of the Kenai Fjords are worth it alone!

Snorkel in Ketchikan

Did you know you can go snorkeling in Alaska?! A definite bucket-list item for any adventure-lover. Don’t worry, you’ll be given a full wet suit to conquer the chilly water.

Although it’s different than tropical snorkeling, you’ll still be able to spot colorful fish and other sea creatures. And, maybe you’ll get lucky and spot a whale in the distance!

Take a Helicopter Ride with Glacier Landing

One of the coolest things to do in the Pacific Northwest is to embark on a scenic helicopter ride. Skagway, AK is the perfect place for this!

You’ll be met with jaw dropping views of never-ending mountains and most tours include the opportunity to land right on a glacier. It’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Take a Rafting Trip to the Mendenhall Glacier

Departing from Juneau, this 3.5 hour tour takes you down the river on class II and III rapids for a front-row seat to the amazing Mendenhall Glacier. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled during the float as you will likely see eagles, otters, and maybe even a bear or two!

Go Deep Sea Fishing

Much of the Pacific Northwest is rooted in the fishing industry due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, however, Ketchikan Alaska is home to some of the best deep sea fishing. It’s actually known as the salmon capital of the world!

There are many different guided tours that will take you out into the open water! In addition to salmon, you may also catch halibut, rockfish, lingcod, and more depending on the time of year.

So Many Things to do in the Pacific Northwest!

As you can see, there are so many amazing things to do in the Pacific Northwest. From whale watching to soaking in hot springs, you could spend an entire lifetime exploring all the region has to offer.

Whether you are road tripping through Canada or basing your PNW trip from a major city (Seattle, Portland, Boise, etc.), you are sure to find adventures and incredible scenery that you will remember forever.

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Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. Great list–a bunch that I haven’t seen yet, thank you! One minor correction–Silver Falls State Park is not in the Columbia River Gorge. It’s south of Portland, closer to Salem. Agree it is the best state park & definitely worth a visit!