Welcome to Vancouver

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Since travelling is off the table for the foreseeable future, I thought I’d share some photos from a past trip. I was lucky enough to visit beautiful Vancouver on Canada’s west coast back in April 2018. If you ever have the chance to go, I highly recommend it. Mountains, ocean, gorgeous gardens, good coffee, friendly people. Some take issue with all the rain Vancouver tends to get, but I found it cozy (I also noticed it tended to clear up by early afternoon on most days anyway). I hope I can go back again– there was so much I didn’t get to see last time (like whales!)

These were taken in the north end of downtown Vancouver and the Gastown neighbourhood. Vancouver has one of the only steam clocks in the world.

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I got these shots (and the “Welcome to Vancouver” sign) on the way to Stanley Park… 

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And these were taken at the Vancouver Aquarium, located inside the park (an amazing not-for-profit facility that everyone should check out and support).

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The VanDusen Botanical Garden was the highlight of my trip. I would go back to Vancouver just to see this place again.

Rhododendrons were blooming…

And sakura (cherry trees)…

The camellias were gorgeous! I wish they grew here in Toronto.

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Is this place even real?

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The whole garden was amazing.


Have you been to Vancouver? What did you think? Share in the comments.


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(My Vancouver photos were originally shared in this post.)

10 Replies to “Welcome to Vancouver”

  1. Those photos are amazing! I can see how you fell in love with the place. Steam clocks are fascinating, the Sea plastic is disgusting.

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      1. Five years ago we took a cruise/land trip to Alaska for our 25th anniversary. The ship pulled into Vancouver when we came back so we booked a room for 2 nights and stayed for 3 days. Alaska was a perfect trip but Vancouver was the icing on the cake!

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