This year being Canada150, seems only appropriate for me to do a full Canadian tour – every city, every province… okay okay I’m exaggerating a bit here, ain’t nobody got time fo’ that! Do you know how big Canada is?!
Before I get ahead of myself, I must admit, I did not plan to do a Canadian tour this year… it just kind of happened #iknow #boujeeright
All kidding aside, I’m lucky enough to have a job which allows me to do a bit of travel across Canada. Normally I’m jumping from one conference centre to the another, putting up booths, taking them down and rarely seeing much of the outdoors… but I always come prepared (to EVERY city) with a list of all the things I’d like to do, see, eat, and experience, that way I’m making the most of the time I have in each city.
So with that said, I thought I’d put together a list of all my favorite things to do/see/eat in 24 hours or less, in each Canadian city I visited this year – let’s jump right into Part 1!
- Granville Island – it’s a must, you can quickly walk through or take your time and stop at the brewery for a tester or two
- Water taxi – it’s the best way to see the city while just putting away… it also saves bit of walking #savethosefeet
- Gastown – great for shopping, lots of one of a kind boutiques… again, depending on time you can window shop or go into each shop and spend a few $$$
- After all that walking and site seeing, head over to Miku Restaurant for the best sushi in Vancouver
- To walk off the sushi, take a stroll over to Canada Place to see the waterfront at night
- And once you’ve walked off the sushi, hit up the world famous gelato, Bella Gelatoria – lavender & earl grey was one of my favorites!
- If you haven’t had enough or you’re preparing to head to the airport for a red-eye, head over to the Fairmont Pacific Rim for a final beverage in the swanky lobby lounge
- Start your day with a one of a kind doughnut from Oh Doughnuts
- Then walk off the donut (or down a second while walking) over to the Forks National Historic site and as always, if you’re feeling thirsty, taste a beer or two at The Common
- After shopping and eating, it’s time for a nap – take a few Zzz’s along the Red River
- Then make your way to Osborne Village for some shopping and a top secret dinner location, it’s called Sous Sol (tell no one..)
Hmmm as I read through my list I see a pattern here… almost all my suggestions and/or activities surround the idea of either food or drink – not sure what’s about #ilovefood
Hopefully you find these lists to be helpful when you’re on a work trip, a layover, or just passing through… try something new, go off the beaten path… find something worth sharing, let me know in the comments below!
Keep an eye out for Part 2 which includes Calgary, Kingston, and Saskatoon!!
So what brings you to these neck of the woods? #workworkwork #Canada150 http://bit.ly/2wcH3li
So what brings you to these neck of the woods? #workworkwork #Canada150 – Find out what to do/see/eat in some of Canada’s most beautiful cities http://bit.ly/2wcH3li