My friends and I decided to go on a spontaneous road trip from British Columbia to Alberta. Our plans were to check out Vancouver, Jasper, and Banff. We flew to Vancouver from Toronto and began our adventures there. We only stayed for a day and a half in Vancouver, but we managed to explore quite a bit.
We visited Granville Island as soon as we got off our plane to meet Irene. It resembled Toronto’s Harbourfront neighbourhood, but was much cuter and had better food.
Afterwards we drove to downtown Vancouver and walked around. We checked out Flyover Canada, which was actually really cool. I highly recommend paying it a visit if you ever get the chance.
We went to this place called Timbertrain Coffee Roasters in Gastown. I didn’t think the nitrogen-infused cold brew tasted that great, but it was really refreshing.
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We went to this place called La Casa Gelato that had 238 different flavours of gelato. We weren’t brave enough to try their wasabi, garlic, seaweed or other weird flavours. The dragonfruit flavour was really good and the durian flavour was pretty smelly.
We visited Cleveland Park afterwards.
We actually came to the park to visit the Cleveland Dam, which is in the feature image of this post. It actually wasn’t as dangerous as it looked.
We went hiking in the park afterwards.
We stayed in an Airbnb in Burnaby and ate at a pho place nearby. It had good reviews, but it tasted like any regular pho place you would find in the GTA. On another note, Airbnbs aren’t as sketchy as I thought they were, and I definitely will use it again in the future for travel.
We spent the day sightseeing in North Vancouver.
We visited Stanley Park and biked along the Seawall. I biked for the first time in probably 7 years and I was surprised I still knew how to balance myself. However, I did forget how to brake, and had to scream “go faster” to my friends because I was going to crash into them. The beginning of the trail resembled Toronto’s Harbourfront.
The last place in Vancouver we visited was Lynn Canyon. I expected the Lynn Canyon Bridge to look cooler, but it wasn’t anything special. The gorge was really nice though.
We were staying in Blue River that night and headed there around 4 P.M. We briefly stopped in Kamloops for dinner and didn’t arrive in Blue River until past midnight. It was a long drive, but the views were worth it.
It was my first time being in a difference province than Ontario and I had a lot of fun. We are en route to Alberta as I am writing this. Thanks for reading and see you in the next post!
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