The Essential 2017 PNW Bucket List

The Essential 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!



Psssst! Here’s the 2018 Pacific Northwest Bucket List too!



Pacific Northwest Bucket List 2017

*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



Want more ideas? Click on our interactive map to explore locations by post!

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



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Are you following us on Pinterest? We are getting oodles of our PNW Bucket List ideas there and pinning them on our Pacific Northwest Board. Check it out!

Thanks for reading!








  1. 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 [email protected]

  2. If you’re in Vancouver, take a look at Quarry Rock and St. Marks summit. They’re my favourite places in vancouver!

    1. Wow! I just looked these up Amelia. Beautiful views of Vancouver! Thanks for the tips 🙂

  3. I love even the the less interesting places in the northwest try to discover beauty on your own dont depend on tourist books and blogs the best spots are well kept secrets you have to earn.