Last stop - VancouverJune 21, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
2 months back in Germany today.
Thought I’d share some last insights of our time in Vancouver.
We miss you Canada 🇨🇦 ♥️
Last stop on Vancouver Island was beautiful Victoria. We spent the day walking around the city and checked spots such as Fishermen’s Wharf, the oldest China Town in Canada and Beacon Hill Park off our list.
All in all, we both loved Vancouver Island with its diverse nature and beautiful beaches!
As we planned on taking the first ferry at 6am, we spent the night close to Swartz Bay. Unfortunately, our super comfy air mattress didn’t make it through last night which made the final night in our car even shorter.Read more
On our last morning in Tofino the sun finally decided to show. As we woke up pretty early (6am), we had time to stop at Combers beach and see seals chilling on the rocks by the beach.
Afterwards we made our way back to the east side of the island and drove a bit further north to Campell River and see Elk Falls. I felt pretty proud of myself for crossing a suspension bridge again!
Our final destination for the next 2 nights was the campground in Parksville which welcomed us with a beautiful 🌅.Read more
Even though we arrived pretty late on Saturday evening, we were lucky to find a spot at one of the beautiful campgrounds right at the beach in Tofino.
Unfortunately, the weather during our time on the west side wasn’t as sunny as we hoped it would be. However, the low hanging clouds made the beaches and trails look mysterious which was pretty cool too.
After the first night at McKenzie Beach Resort we changed to Bella Pacifica campground which lies in the forest by the beach. (Definitely our favourite camping spot!)
The first day we strolled through Tofino, had Fish and Chips and relaxed at the beach. On Monday we drove south to Ucluelet which is very similar to Tofino. The whole coast between the two towns is a surfers paradise and lots of young people come here to work and travel.Read more
Last Saturday we took the ferry to one of the spots we were looking forward to most - Vancouver Island.
During our ferry ride we got some information on west shore wildlife and had amazing views on the smaller islands between the main land and Vancouver island. As the island is too huge to cover completely in one week, we decided to visit Tofino, Victoria and everything we could see on the way.
So after arriving in Nanaimo (east ), we took the route over to Tofino (west).Read more
Originally we planned on driving right down to Horseshoe Bay, to take the ferry to Vancouver Island. Gladly, we followed suggestions of others and decided to stop in Squamish for a night to hike up „The Chief“. What would we have missed!
The plan was to walk up the mountain to take the Gondola back down. Funny thing is, we realised after a good hour that we‘re walking up the wrong trail. However, this was the luckiest thing that could‘ve happened to us, as the trail and view from the First Peak of the Chief were sooo great!
After walking back down, we took the Gondola up to the initial spot we wanted to go. Obviously the view was awesome as well and we walked the famous suspension bridge.
So soo glad we stopped here!Read more
On our way to Whistler the scene changed back to high mountains and dark green forests. We came by more beautiful lakes and stunning views.
As we slept in our car the last 12 nights, we decided to treat ourselves to two nights in a hotel.
(Right in town, with a swimmingpool!!)
You can definitely feel the sports spirit in Whistler - in summer it’s a dream for every biker, in winter a skiing paradise.
We walked to Lost Lake, in Lost Lake Park which feels like walking through a forest in the middle of the city. There we went for our first swim in a lake (up to that point all the lakes and rivers were toooo cold).
Oh and while our time here, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship 🏀🎉Read more
On our way to Whistler we stopped in Kamloops for two days and enjoyed the first days of summer here.
As we drove from Revelstoke to Kamloops we were surprised how the landscape changed from mountains and woods to hills and grasslands.
Kamloops itself is a paradise for everyone who loves biking and sports in general.
Rouven and I spent an hour at the driving range of Mt. Paul Golf course, relaxed in the park by the river and strolled around town.Read more
As Revelstoke wasn‘t on our original tour plan, we weren’t too sure what to expect. For everyone who is planning a trip to this side of Canada, you should definitively stop here for a few days!
There are so many cool things you can do in Revelstoke and the city itself is super cute too.
On our first day we drove up Mount Revelstoke, to enjoy a fantastic view of Columbia river and walked to the „Broken Bridge“. As it started to rain in the evening we decided to watch Rocketman (highly recommended!) at Roxy Theatre Revelstoke (first opened in 1938).
The next day the sun came back ☀️ and we had a day full of exciting things planned. First we took the Gondola up the mountain to ride “The Pipe”.
After lunch we walked “Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk” and “Giant Cedars Boardwalk” before relaxing at Canyon Hot Springs. 😎Read more
Out of Yoho, just before Glacier National Park lies the city of Golden. We stayed here for 3 nights and due to lots of rain we took it a bit slow. Nevertheless, we hiked to Bear Creek Falls in Glacier, walked around Cedar Lakes and checked out one of the local Breweries in town.
Tomorrow we‘re off to Revelstoke, to see Mount Revelstoke National Park 🏞Read more