Despite being on the opposite side of the country, it felt strangely familiar coming back into Canada with our arrival in Vancouver. Same Canadian sense of humour, same relaxed lifestyle- if perhaps not quite as ridiculously friendly as the east. The difference of course was the landscape- being surrounded by jutting mountains and gigantic pine forests- the West is pretty spectacular. It also meant being reunited with Gemma- our Kiwi friend who has been our companion since then, and will be for a while longer! Yay!
Little glimpse of Gastown- my favourite neighbourhood in Van.
I love that the gorgeous mountain view peeks out from the streets. It was super cloudy our first few days here though, it has actually cleared up a lot since which is good!
The Gastown old steam clock- not actually run on steam, but actually functioning as a ver fancy steam vent!
These leaf imprints were all over the sidewalks- so cool!
Beside the city is the huge and gorgeous Stanley park. We had a wonderful (albeit a bit wet) day cycling around, admiring the huge redwoods and ocean views.
The amazing 'girl in wetsuit' sculpture! We were pretty excited ;)
The next day we had another nature adventure- this time to Lynn Canyon park. Stunning scenery, amazing waterfalls, more ginormous trees, awesome (but again, wet) hikes, and a suspension bridge!
On the lookout for some moose- found some!
Loving the West! x