This post is a long time coming. In case you didn’t know, I went to Canada this summer! We spent time in Vancouver & Victoria. Both places are so beautiful!
We started our trip from Washington, driving through the border & then staying in/near Vancouver. I honestly can’t quite remember details like that because we were all over the place! But I know we took a fair amount of ferry rides, & that was super cool (& cold). In Vancouver, we went to Stanley Park. It’s a beautiful park right in the heart of the city! It’s a great place to walk, bike, run, picnic… whatever! It has great views of the city & is hugeee so you could honestly spend an entire day just exploring different parts of the park!
Gastown, Vancouver is another great place to explore. The streets are literally cobblestone & wind up & down. There are a lot of little shops & Instagrammable streets. Gastown Steam Clock is a huge tourist attraction, & it sits right on the street corner.
In Victoria, there is TONS to do!! We started our day at Habit Coffee in downtown Victoria. It was one of the top spots I found while browsing Pinterest for places to visit. I got a London Fog for the first time ever & it was sooo yummy. Then we made our way to Fan Tan Alley. I read somewhere it’s the smallest alley in the world! There are shops inside the alley, but it’s cool to just walk through, especially at night!
As with most big cities, we visited China Town. There wasn’t a ton to see, but a lot of street markets & Chinese architecture. Fisherman’s Wharf is also a must-see!! There are FLOATING HOMES. Seriously the coolest, cutest things. The wharf has a lot of fun places to eat, & colorful buildings great for pics. At night, the city is honestly so sleepy, but the Parliament of British Columbia is really neat to see because it is lined with lights! Major home inspo honestly.
We also made a stop at Beacon Hill Park, which is in the middle of the city, but you’d never guess! There were peacocks everywhere & it was the craziest thing I had ever seen! It is a great place for pictures if you can’t make it to Butchart Gardens. But I would HIGHLY recommend going to Butchart because there is endless Instagram potential. Also, more future home garden inspo. Half of my pictures from the trip were taken there!
I was so excited to visit Canada because we’re neighbors lol but it was prettier than I could have imagined! I am for sure adding it to my list of fave places to visit. I want to go back & go to Banff!!
Have you ever been to Canada? Let me know in the comments or DM me on social!