October 05, 2015

vancouver [british columbia]

[vancouver] cambie bridge view
[vancouver] lions gate bridge
[vancouver] photographing fall colours
[vancouver] city views
[vancouver] steamclock
[vancouver] time in precious
[vancouver] shebeen whiskey bar
[vancouver] stanley park & city
[vancouver] spot cafe brunch
[vancouver] rainy city
[vancouver] steel toad brewery
[vancouver] steel toad beers
[vancouver] public art
[vancouver] aquarium
[vancouver] waterfront art sculpture
[vancouver] tacos
[vancouver] city & mountains
[vancouver] olympics & music
[vancouver] rainy view

i was so excited to take b to vancouver this year.  we were going out for my brother's wedding anyways, so we stuck a few days on to do some exploring (only had 3 days in the city since we were in whistler for the wedding).

even though it rained every day (we arrived at the same time as a major storm), we still had a blast celebrating new family, birthdays, & catching up with old (university) friends.

[vancouver] lions gate bridge

vancouver is an amazing city, & 3 days was just not enough!  here are some of the things we ate, drank & did on this trip:

vancouver aquarium. the two beluga whales, aurora & qila, are adorable!

> walking along the sea wall in stanley park. it's just beautiful.

> vancouver has a growing craft beer scene.  we did a self guided "beer hop" with an old university friend.  on her recommendations, & b's research, we started at tap & barrel, continued on to the steel toad brewery, & finally to 33 acres brewing company )which was so awesome we decided to spend the rest of our evening there).

> eating lots of taco's at la taqueria. this place needs to come to toronto, it's amazing.

> brunching at spot cafe - great eggs benedict!

> shopping along main street (between 2nd & 25th).  loads of cute, unique clothing, stationary & home decor shops.

> eating, drinking, shopping & antiquing in gastown.

> dipping fries in the coconut curry sauce (from the green beans dish) at chill winston. a restaurant with a focus local, sustainable & responsible dining, the food is really delicious.

> the greedy pig makes a mean whiskey sour.

> i did not know so many types of whiskey existed, until we had a drink at shebeen whiskey bar.

...and a few places that were on our list that we didn't get a chance to visit this trip: suspension bridge in lynn canyon, hiking up grouse mountain, checking out the public market & brewery on granville island, wreck beach, & commuting along the water with the false creek ferries.

any vancouver recommendations that i missed?  i'd love to hear!  comment below or send us an e-mail.  i always love a good recommendation.

thanks for letting me share our trip out west!


[vancouver] looking downtown

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