Well time is flying and we’ve already been here for over a month now, we’ve explored a lot using the morning hours each day before work starts at 2pm to get out and discover as much as we can of the area. We started our time in Canada exploring Kitsilano, a very trendy neighborhood just outside of the CBD. We thought it was cool when we arrived, sitting around 5 degrees – little did we know it we’d see lots of snow and minus temps to come in the following weeks.
We also spent a lot of time exploring Stanley Park, this is a
405-hectare public park, offering recreational facilities and access to nature right in the city. We walked the seawall and checked out the totem poles, learning more about the indigenous people there and also when we visited the Museum of Anthropology. (Photos below)
We visited the famous steam clock in Gastown and enjoyed a self-guided food tour of the Granville markets, taking home huge punnets of berries and delicious cheese to enjoy, and had the best lemon cream donut ever from Lee’s donuts.
Museum of Anthropology
We also visited Grouse Mountain – Where we took our first snowboarding lesson, it was very touristy and we accidently went to on a pupil free day (eek) up the mountain in a cable car (awesome view) overlooking the Capilano Suspension bridge and we visited Cypress Mountain twice as well to go snowboarding as well, Ben conquered all the green runs and now has heli-boarding aspirations.
We spent a lot of time hiking around Horseshoe Bay and West Vancouver, mostly we took our four legged companions, read about our favourite dog friendly hikes here.
That is the major highlights, outside of our super Canadian day (read here).
Now we are off to visit with some good friends for a couple of nights before we head to Squamish until mid-March, we are going to use this as a base to visit Whistler and maybe even take a snowkiting lesson on Green lake and then we’re off to Sidney before we leave B.C – we’ll do another update next month and I am sure a few in between!