The Essential 2017 PNW Bucket List

Want to explore the Pacific Northwest but not sure where to start? Follow along with us for ideas and inspiration for your next adventure on our 2017 PNW Bucket List!

 Have you ever been to a place, only to leave thinking that there’s so much more to see? That’s how Berty and I feel every day that we live in the Pacific Northwest. Since living together here, we love exploring every part of our little corner of the world, especially with our friends. The more we explore the PNW, the longer our destination list gets! Do you remember when you felt this way about someplace? A destination dear to one’s heart is like a long-term friend. You are eager to meet up again, and always learn something new in the process. In 2017, Berty and I have put a PNW Bucket List together as a source of travel inspiration for our year. We are eager to explore more of our home and we hope this will inspire you too!




As we travel and cross things off our bucket list, we will make links to the blog posts on this page. Keep coming back for updates  – or better yet, click here to sign up and we will send our latest posts to your inbox!

*Berty and I were inspired to make our personal list as a result of ideas + inspiration on The Outbound Collective and fellow travel bloggers The Local Adventurer. Thank you!

  1. □ San Juan Islands
  2. Cape Flattery
  3. □ Snowshoe at Crater Lake
  4. □ Abiqua Falls + CRG Waterfalls
  5. □ Climb Mt. Brunswick in British Columbia
  6. □ Capilano/Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridges – Vancouver BC
  7. □ Mt. St. Helens
  8. □ Kayak Trip in Anacortes
  9. □ Hike To Mt. Pilchuck Lookout
  10. Explore the city of Vancouver, BC
  11. Heather Lake, WA
  12. □Wallace Falls, WA
  13. □Bridal Veil Falls/Lake Serene, WA
  14. □Sol Duc Falls, WA
  15. □Point of Arches, Trail WA
  16. □Chimney Rock, ID
  17. □Shoshone Falls, ID
  18. □Oregon Badlands Wilderness, OR
  19. □Ramona Falls, OR
  20. □Devil’s Punchbowl OR
  21. □Cannon Beach, OR
  22. □Cape Kiwanda, OR
  23. □Maryhill Stonehenge, WA
  24. □Icefields Parkway, Banff, Canada
  25. □Peyto Lake, AB, Canada

a gloomy afternoon at Colchuck Lake.

A photo posted by Berty Mandagie (@bertymandagie) on


Do you have anything on YOUR PNW Bucket List? Where are you going this year?



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Thanks for reading!






1 Comment

  1. Reply

    Esther of Local Adventurer

    December 30, 2016

    Hi Emily! Thanks so much for the link love. 😊 Where in Washington are you currently living? Since we’re so close and have so many similar spots on our PNW bucket list, maybe we can adventure together! 🙂 Lmk! You can reach me at esther@localadventurer.com