Our Vancouver Travel Guide
Hey everyone!! Today I’m so excited to share everything about my recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia… aka not your average spring break destination. To say that it rained during our time there is an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, despite all of the wind and rain, we had the best time. I went with my boyfriend, Dylan, and we stayed with some of his family who live in the area. We got to spend 4 (awesome) full days in Vancouver. What’s so great about this place is that there is so much to do. You look left and see a beach and the ocean, but then you look right to find snow capped mountains. It felt like there was so much we wanted to do and such little time to do it! Check out my latest youtube video and photos below to see how Dylan and I spent our time 🙂
We spent our first day shopping around downtown Vancouver (because what else are you supposed to do on vacation, am I right?). My poor boyfriend got dragged around as I took advantage of all the stores that we don’t have near us. Tip for traveling: don’t forget to tell your bank where you’re going or you’ll be stuck in a Nordstrom for 45 min trying to call your bank so that your card stops getting declined, like us (oops!).
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Our second day was spent being a little more adventurous. The Capilano Suspension bridge park was just beautiful! Dylan and I couldn’t stop talking about how great of a job they did really submerging all of the attractions into nature. Aside from the thrilling suspension bridge, that literally shook with every step anyone took, they had bridges on the edges of cliffs and through some of the tallest trees. Where I’m from, trees are constantly being torn down for more homes and buildings. It was so refreshing to see all the green!
Our third day was spent at Stanley Park. I didn’t think we would spend as much time as we did here, but this park is huge! I definitely underestimated it. The seawall is basically a trail that wraps all around a peninsula. After looking at the map, we decided to walk to the totally opposite side of the park that said it had a little place to eat. We figured we’d be hungry by the time we got there and we WERE right. However, when we got there, it was closed! Just our luck! It was okay though because the lookout near the cafe showed us the most amazing view of the mountains, the city, and Lions Gate bridge. The bridge is actually what the Lions Gate entertainment company is named after. Am I the only one who didn’t know they were named after a bridge until now!? You’ll never guess what else we got to see while we were up there… a raccoon! Okay maybe it’s not that exciting, but it came right up to us. Of course, I ran away. Dylan thought it would be fun to pull out his phone to get it on his snapchat story. This was terrifying to me because this was right after we saw a sign that said “Warning: Raccoons may have rabies.” You can see the little guy in my youtube video at the top of this post.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Our last full day in Canada was my favorite day! We took a shuttle from downtown up to the mountains. Then, we took a 10 minute gondola ride up to the top of the mountains. I couldn’t believe how high we were going! It was beautiful. Once you’re at the top, you can cross the suspension bridge and hike all the different trails they have that end with the most gorgeous views ever. If you’re not up for a hike, they also have snow tubing. It was closed the day we went though :(. If you don’t even want to cross the suspension bridge to the other side, they have fire pits to sit by where you can just relax and enjoy the view. Honestly, words can’t explain how beautiful this place was. It only made me want to travel even more.
^^ more bridges!
^^ They even had blankets for the ride up!
^ This is for sure one of my favorite pictures from the trip
^^ We found these little things in the giftshop. I can’t decide if they’re funny or creepy!
The views of Vancouver are some of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. I would love to come back to Vancouver again sometime. Maybe during the summer this time, so that I can take more advantage of the beaches!
Thanks for reading!