We stayed with my Aunt, who lives just outside of Seattle, for 8 days and on one of the days, we decided we would hire a car and drive up to Canada for the day. We spent our time in Seattle mostly doing shopping, cooking and taking my cousins out to the movies or out for lunch that we felt like we lived there. So to balance it out we decided we would do the 2 hour drive up to Vancouver on one of the days. It was an easy drive because it was pretty much just straight the whole way, we did have to stop for 30 minutes at the border. Althought from what I’ve read, the wait times vary depending on what day and time you drive up.
Driving in downtown Vancouver was also easy because the city is like a grid, quite similar to Melbourne, minus the hook turns, confusing one way streets and having to share the road with trams. Because Vancouver is surrounded by water, it has several bridges; one of them being the Lions Gate Bridge. I think it’s one of the most beautiful bridges I’ve ever seen. I just really like the colour of it. Vancouver is beautiful with luscious green mountains and a waterscape that surrounds the city. What I really liked about it is that the city just felt so open, clean and fresh.
Our first stop was Stanley Park. I wish we had more time in Vancouver because this place is massive and it houses the Vancouver aquarium. It also provides awesome views of the Lions Gate Bridge.
While I was looking up things to do in Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park was one of the places that stood out. Because we only had a short time to spend in Vancity we had to try and make the most of it. This place did not disappoint. I believe they also have the Treetops Adventure but we didn’t have enough time to do that. We did walk the suspension bridge and we also did the Cliffwalk, which in my opinion, was a lot scarier than the bridge! It’s 300 feet above the forest of hemlock and cedar and the walkway is a lot narrower than the bridge.
We had an absolute blast getting to see a piece of Vancouver. It was definitely an experience worth the drive.
Have you been to Vancouver before? If so, what other places would you recommend? xx