Exploring the west coast of Canada
After a heavy hangover in Tokyo I returned back to Canada with a short stopover to explore the gorgeous city of Vancouver on route to Toronto.
Since I only had 3 days to explore Vancouver I tried to make the most of it. Luckily, the weather was bright and sunny. I will summarize the places I visited below.
One: After jumping in a cab at the airport I went downtown to check into the Le Soleil Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The hotel room was beautiful which came with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.
Two: After a short nap at the hotel, I went to Robson Street for some shopping and brunch. I found an awesome shirt of Vancouver at a local souvenir shop.
Three: I came across the Vancouver Trolley Company which had tours throughout the entire city. I bought my ticket and hopped along.
Four: The first major stop was Stanley Park whic is a 1,001-acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver and is almost entirely surrounded by waters of the Pacific Ocean. The park has a long history and was one of the first areas to be explored in the city.
Five: For brunch I took the ferry towards Grandville Island where I ate top-notch Salmon at the Sandbar restaurant. The Granville Island Public Market features a farmers' market, day vendors, and artists offering a various of local Vancouver culinary offerings.
Six: After brunch I jumped back on the Trolley towards Yaletown and the Canucks Stadium passing through Chinatown and Gastown.
Seven: For my last stop I decided to explore the cruise ship docks. A giant cruise ship called the Zuiderdam of the Holland America Line was docked. This gigantic ship takes people all the way to Alaska and the Artic.
Night is falling so it is time to meet up with my friend Natalie for dinner and drinks in Yaletown.