Hello, hello! Welcome to another blog. We have arrived to the Americas! Vancouver is our first destination in our North America trip 2022 where we also visited New York, USA and Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
One of our main excuse to come to this side of the world this year to begin with was to attend Jono’s best friend’s wedding in Sunshine Coast. Therefore, to start off our trip to the Americas, we flew all the way to the Vancouver (YVR) from Auckland (AKL).
As the INFP that I am (a dreamer), I originally had planned on doing a big trip from Vancouver to Toronto through the Trans Canadian Railway. Taking into consideration that our other must do destination was New York (to visit my brother) all the way to the east, Jono and I talked about taking the Canada Train from Vancouver to Toronto.
We ended up deciding against it and just fly to Toronto and then to New York for budget and the schedule but Vancouver, let alone British Columbia had plenty of sights to keep us busy. We mostly stayed in the Vancouver area and I was thinking if I should just call this blog “Vancouver” instead of British Columbia but we also hit a few spots outside of the Vancouver area such as Kelowna and Whistler.
British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, is defined by its Pacific coastline and mountain ranges. Natural areas like Parque Nacional del Glacier offer hiking and biking trails, as well as camping sites. Whistler Blackcomb is a major ski resort that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. The spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway connects Whistler to Vancouver, a city known for its film industry, on the province’s southern border with the United States.
We ended up staying mostly in the Vancouver Coast area, including:
- Sunshine Coast
|Day 1 |
• Arrive in Vancouver City – Check into accomodation and recover (Cambie Hostel Seymour)
• Explore Gastown
• Walk around Waterfront and Stanley Park and have a Picnic
• Visit Museum of Anthropology
• Explore Granville Island
• Capilano Suspension bridge Park (Catch Shuttle from Canada Place, every 15mins)
• Pick up rental @ 12pm and drive to horseshoe bay to catch 2:30pm ferry
• Relax at lodge and rehearsal
|• Back to Vancouver to return car|
• Catch bus to Whistler (Pacific Central Station 3.40pm)
• Explore Whistler at night
• Stay at Pangea Pod Hostel
|• Zipline Tour (0910)|
• Peak 2 Peak Gondola and Sky Bridge (1500?)
|• Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre|
• Audain Art Museum
Catch shuttle back to Vancouver (Shuttle Times 1030,1200,1530,1900)
Check into hostel for night (cambieeee)
|Grab car and road trip to Tara’s Lake Cabin – Kelowna|
|Fly Out from Vancouver 11.15PM|
|Arrive into NYC in the morning|
Day 1: Stanley Park & English Bay
Day 2: Gastown & Capilano Park
Day 3: MOA Museum & Island
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