So now I’ve dissected the first two weeks of my trip to Canada – this post will discuss my absolutely jam-packed third week, which was spent in the beautiful city of Vancouver, and the city of Victoria on the nearby Vancouver Island.
We began the week in Vancouver by exploring the area near our hotel in a place called Downtown. I began the week by dragging my granny and grandaunt around the city so I could shop in Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, American Apparel, Sephora and Forever 21. We went on a beautiful walk by the sea front, right next to the beach and it felt really unusual to have the beach on one side and the high city buildings on the other side.
While in Vancouver we also cycled around Stanley Park where I saw the LionsGate Bridge, Totem Pole Park and the “Girl In Wetsuit” statue (yes, that is actually what it’s called.) We then cycled to Canada Place, which was also amazing to see. I learned that they light up the sails of Canada Place at night, and even change the colours according to different occasions such as rainbow colours for pride. Unfortunately we didn’t see it at night but it was still pretty amazing during the day! In Vancouver we also spent a day on Granville Island where I found some really cute crafty shops and even bought some beads and charms so I can try my hand at jewellery making. Not to be forgotten is the hotel pool – every day, after we came home from our day’s activities, our first destination was the pool! Although it wasn’t very exciting, it was still so relaxing and the perfect place to recover from our busy days.
Our last stop on the trip was the town of Victoria, on Vancouver Island. In Victoria we were thrilled to discover that there was a street performers’ busking festival on while we were there, and on the first night we saw an amazing magician, a Funk Band, and an acrobatic show called “The English Gents”. The next day we experienced so much – we visited the British Columbian Parliament Building, which was absolutely beautiful, went to the British Columbian Museum where we got to watch a Charlie Chaplin film, watched more street performers and visited a bookstore called Munro’s where I may or may not have accidentally spent $50 on books. (I did. It was amazing.) That night we also saw one more street performer – a fire show called Zap Circus, who have performed with Cirque do Soleil. The next day we returned to Vancouver, did some last minute shopping and prepared to (sob) fly home.
So that was my trip to Canada – if you have any questions about anything I saw/mentioned feel free to ask in the comments! This trip was absolutely amazing and it’s already made me want to start making travel plans for next summer. I have a few more posts coming of outfits I wore in Canada, and what I bought there so keep an eye out for them!