Traveling, Ey? Places to See in Vancouver

After months and months of procrastinating, I finally got my passport! To some, this isn’t that big of a deal, but to me, it is everything.

As I am very impatient and I couldn’t contain my excitement, I decided to book a spur of the moment trip up to Vancouver to see a close friend of mine, who I hadn’t seen in years. Even though it was a short trip, it is amazing how many attractions I was able to see in just a few days, which made me fall in love with Vancouver. Here is my recap of places to see in Vancouver, along with my thoughts and photos!


 Granville Island

Granville Island overlooks a clear shot of Downtown Vancouver (first photo) and offers many eclectic shops, dining and more. This was one of my favorite places for two reasons:

+ Art: Granville Island is the perfect definition of an art district with a number of studios, galleries, retail, and it’s even home to the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. As an artistic person myself, it was very tempting to never leave considering the amazing art that surrounded me.

+ Public Market: The Granville Island Public Market is the most popular place on the island and it’s honestly the biggest market I have ever been to. With rows of vendors with fresh produce, flowers, vegetables, fruits, poultry and more, the market has the finest foods to take straight home for your enjoyment. The market also offers a number of vendors who serve fresh, hot and ready items to eat at the island, which you enjoy an amazing view in return. To learn more about Granville Island, visit the website at www.granvilleisland.com.


Wreck Beach

This is no ordinary beach. Wreck Beach is Vancouver’s clothing-optional beach that is quite the hike down to get to. Wreck Beach is 7.8 km long, making it North America’s largest Naturist beach.

{{A little bit of humor for you…}}

The day we decided to take the trip to this beach, we didn’t think that there would be any nudists there as it is still winter in Vancouver which equals colder weather. To our surprise, the first person I saw once I survived the steep amount of stairs you must endure to get to the beach, was an older gentleman who had his shirt on, but no pants. He was wearing absolutely nothing from the waist down. I am not a man so I wouldn’t know exactly what it would be like going bare down there in the winter, but I am human and it was indeed too cold for that!

The panoramic view of this beach though was absolutely breathtaking. You will notice the endless mountain view in the background that is nothing but untouched, beautiful landscaping.


Prospect Point Lookout

The photo says it all! Prospect Point Lookout offers beautiful views of the North Shore Mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge, and is known to be the highest point in Stanley Park. Stanley Park is a picture-perfect tourist destination in Vancouver, as it is a full loop (drive or walk) of amazing shoreline wonders and mountain skies for days. It is a must see!


English Bay

English Bay runs along one end of the coastline in Downtown Vancouver. I absolutely love when city lines and shore lines meet, as it creates a feeling of two worlds colliding together. Along the shore I found a variety of restaurants and shops, along with sculptures and art, and people everywhere. I didn’t know what to expect before my trip to Vancouver, but I quickly realized that is it a big city and an ideal destination for both residents and visitors.


The Waterfront

If you are a fan of architecture and developmental projects, than this is the place for you. The Waterfront is situated on over 1.25 million square feet featuring futuristic buildings for office space, luxury hotels, award-wining restaurants, and eclectic retail shops. I like to call this the “Urban Jungle”. The buildings are magnificent and the sights are iconic.





Lynn Canyon Suspense Bridge

Even when you are on the edge, always strike a pose! This suspense bridge hovers over a magnificent river of crystal blue water, that falls from a waterfall not far from where I am standing. This is a big hiking destination which I was not prepared for. I decided to wear my boots which did the job, but I had to dodge mud puddles everywhere! Overall, this view was beautiful. Even in the rain!


If you have been to Vancouver, please share with me your exciting memories, along with your favorites places in the comments below! Now to plan my next adventure…

With Love,

{{If you would like to see my life and travels in real-time, be sure to add me on Snapchat @loveandmimosas!}}

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7 Comments

  1. Sola
    March 1, 2016 / 10:40 PM

    Omg these pictures are giving me some serious wanderlust! I’ve never been to Vancouver but It’s always been on my list! It’s one of the best food cities in the world so I know I have to go soon!

  2. Rachel
    March 2, 2016 / 12:45 AM

    What a beautiful city! I haven’t made it to Vancouver, but there and Toronto are at the top of my Canada list!

  3. heather meads
    March 2, 2016 / 2:15 AM

    It looks like you had a wonderful time!! It was interesting to see Vancouver as a visitor too, I grew up there and sure took advantage of that great big beautiful city!

  4. Kamara
    March 2, 2016 / 11:50 AM

    Vancouver looks like a gorgeous city! Especially Wreck Beach and Prospect Point Lookout. Thanks for sharing!

    Euriental

  5. Chelsea
    March 2, 2016 / 2:56 PM

    Vancouver is totally on my bucket list! I love your pics!

  6. Heather with WELLFITandFED
    March 2, 2016 / 3:38 PM

    Great recap of my home town. It is such a fantastci city and i am glad you enjoyed yourself! 🙂

  7. Chelsea
    March 2, 2016 / 10:23 PM

    Love it! I actually live like, literally right beside Lynn Canyon haha. Such a beautiful city!

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