We loved Vancouver Island so much last year, we decided to go back this year (Fall 2017). It was a tiring trip because we woke up early most days and moved around a lot, but moving around the island is a great way to see it. Vancouver island lies off the coast of British Columbia and it’s one of our favorite places in the world, the air is clean, people are friendly, and nature quite accessible. Victoria is a cute little city.
Rugged, wild beauty of British Columbia, and grizzly bears, here we come.
“You guys from Bay Ridge?” This guy comes up to us. We were caught of guard and thinking who the heck did we bump into in Vancouver. We didn’t even recognize him. Turns out it’s this guy who has seen Victor on the train going to work and remembers seeing us walking around our neighborhood. They were on the last leg of their cruise vacation. We laugh about it till this day. What a small world. It was our last day and we spent it walking everywhere. Continue reading
Capilano is a nice convenient way to see nature. They provide a shuttle bus from Vancouver to the bridge park year round. I’ve been wanting to come here since seeing it on the TV show Psych. I’d watch the British Colombia episodes a few times a year because I wanted to visit that bad and it looked pretty. Continue reading
Stanley Park is a 1001 acre public park of West Coast rainforest. The land was home to the Burrard, Musqueam and Squamish First Nations people. In 1858, the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush brought the British which colonized the area. A lot of settlers lived here because it was rich in natural resources. It was named after Lord Stanley, a British politician and was turned into a park when the city incorporated in 1886. Continue reading
The Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic Site overseen by Britannia Beach Historical Society. It’s about 35 miles north of Vancouver on the Sea to Sky highway on Howe Sound. The site represents the mining industry of British Colombia. Continue reading
Shannon Falls Provincial Park covers 210 acres and is the third tallest waterfall in British Colombia. It’s 36 miles from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky highway. Continue reading
Sea to Sky Gondola is located in Squamish, British Colombia, part of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Squamish has a rich history with Canada’s First Nations population. Today Squamish is often referred to as “The outdoor recreation capital of Canada.” The area offers ecotourism, adventure sports and sustainable development. Continue reading
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a good example of gardening traditions from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It’s a representation of a Ming scholar’s residence. It’s located at 578 Carrall Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown in British Colombia. The garden was built in 1985–1986 to bridge and build the understanding of Chinese and Western cultures. Continue reading
After our stay was up the next part of our journey was Vancouver. We were very sad to leave Victoria, 5 nights weren’t enough. We took the bus and ferry shuttle over. Continue reading
Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada on Vancouver Island and it’s the second oldest in North American after San Francisco’s. Continue reading