On the 29th July, my good friend Amy and her hubby flew to Vancouver to stay with me. Amy is my friend from high school and she’ll follow me around the world, words from her mouth. She flew solo to Poland when I did a study exchange for 6 months nearly 5 years ago. This time round she brought her husband (I missed their wedding in January) and a little bump with her. Let’s call it a “baby moon”.
Unfortunately I couldn’t get much time off work however my list of suggestions left them with little time to sit down and relax. They certainly saw a lot of Vancouver and its surroundings. We also made a trip to Seattle and Whistler. Here’s how their days were filled…
Day One – Airport meet and greet, followed by a visit to the New Westminster Food Festival.
Day Two – Granville Island and my birthday get together at Sunset Beach.
Day Three – Vancouver Aquarium and the Vancouver Lookout.
Day Four – Capilano Suspension Bridge, burgers at Red Robins and a night at the Comedy Mix.
Day Five – A classic diner breakfast at Denny’s, a bike ride around the seawall and the UK fireworks for the Celebration of Light.
Day Six – BC Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place, Gastown and Canada Place.
Day Seven – Lynn Valley, followed by a night in with fajitas.
Day Eight – VanDusen Botanical Gardens and a tasty meal at the Mongolian Grill.
Day Nine – Breakfast at Yolks and Richmond Night Market.
Day Ten – Pitch & putt, Stanley Park and Steak at the Keg Steakhouse.
Day Eleven – Day trip to Whistler.
Day Twelve – Day trip to Seattle (come back soon for a whole post about all things Seattle).
Day Thirteen – Flew back to England.
This is a great guide to seeing the best of Vancouver in under 2 weeks. I believe they had a fabulous time, despite only 3 days of blue skies and 10 days filled with smog from the BC forest fires. I really love having visitors and showing people around. I also enjoy planning and creating itineraries. I’d be a great tour guide, although I do lack some knowledge and my memory is shocking. My next visitor is my Mummy, 66 days to go.
To Amy, Greig and Bump…
Thank you so much for making the trip to Canada. 6 months pregnant and you sat on a plane for 10 hours twice, well done. On a serious note though I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my home with you and showing you the sights of Vancouver. I even got to do things I’ve never done before too. I have missed you guys so much since you left. I look forward to seeing you next year with a 6 month old baby boy.