British Columbia

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  • Day297

    1.000 km nördlich von Vancouver liegt der
    kleine Ort Smithers. 🏘 Dort verbrachten wir eine wunderschöne Woche bei Adrienne und Travis die wir vor 3 Jahren in Indonesien kennengelernt haben.
    Wir lernten den Nationalsport ⛸ Nr. 1 Eishockey 🏒 hautnah kennen, spielten Squash🎾, genoßen die herrliche Natur, unternahmen Wanderungen im Schnee ❄☃️ oder ließen den Abend bei einem leckeren Essen gemütlich ausklingen.Read more

  • Day2

    Celebrated Alan's 60th Birthday here - visited wineries in the Okanagan Wine Region. Had a picnic lunch prepared by Caitlin and Calum at The Vibrant Vine Winery at Kelowna. The winery also had an amazing art gallery. We didn't want to leave but there were many more wineries to visit. The birthday celebrations continued with a delicious dinner at the Greymonk Winery. Sadly we only had 2 full days with the family but it was a great way to start our trip.Read more

  • Day11

    Our first week of our 7 week adventure has been full of catching up with family and exploring the wonderful city of Vancouver. We have been lucky enough to stay at Jay's cousins house where you can walk out the door to find some beautiful walking and hiking tracks. We have walked to Buntzen Lake and hiked the Diaz Vista Trail. 👌We are also very excited to have ticked some wildlife off our list to see, a black bear has woken us up in the night trying to get into the garage bin, we also followed a squirrel through a park, and earlier in the week saw a mummy and baby seal. We have also ticked off visiting the city for fresh salmon and biking around Stanley Park. We had a wonderful experience when a local told us about a best kept secret in Stanley Park, leaving the bikes behind and walking off the track and in through the thick bushes was an ancient carving in a big tree stump! Amazing!Read more

  • Day24

    Vancouver Island, wow I think this has been my favourite place yet! From Vancouver we caught a ferry with our rental car over to Vancouver island and drove across the island to ucuelet to stay for the week in our air BnB. This place is seriously amazing, chilled laid back and very much like Kuranda back home. A short 30 min drive took us into Tofino the main tourist attraction town. The beauty of having an air BnB apartment meant that we could go food shopping and made breakfasts, lunches and a few home made dinners at home which after almost 4 weeks travelling we were very happy about!

    We spent a day surfing down at Long Beach, we had to hire wet suits because the water was so cold. We also decided to splash out for a day doing some tourist tours - we chartered a sea plane for us 4 to take us to Hot Springs Cove!! Wow this was a highlight and would recommend to everyone - we booked the sea plane for 5.30pm which meant everyone on the tourist boats was leaving the island as we got there so we had the amazing natural hot springs to ourselves! The hot springs ran down a natural rock formation with little pools of water that you could sit in. The water was very hot but luckily the rocky pools ran down into the ocean so as high tide came in the lower pools received some cold water from the ocean. We could tell the strength of the water as it stripped the silver from Katie's anklet but our skin felt amazing after!

    We also went on a whale watching tour in an open zodiac boat. Wow how lucky are we - the boaties said this was one of the best days this year! We saw a killer whale which was very rare for the area. 2 gray whales, sea lions, Inlet porpoise, bald eagle, sea otters!! Amazing!

    We then also experienced some of the very old big trees and rain forests in the area. We took a water taxi over to the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island, this trail was beautiful and had so much history. Vancouver went through a very big tree lopping stage many years ago and this island forest ended up being saved by the local protesters so some of the trees were over 1200 years old! It was such a beautiful thing to experience this kind of forest and history - absolutely loved it!

    Wish I could post more photos because I took about 500!
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  • Day1

    So it's been 4 days since we arrived in Vancouver! How amazing is this place!?! Flight was good, flew direct from Brisbane and landed early in the morning Friday and went straight to Jays Nanna's place to have some beers and catch up with relatives. Slept 14 hours that night so we were fresh and awake for the family wedding the next day! After partying on until the sun came up with all of the cousins and friends we then slept all day Sunday.. oops back in Australia sleep mode. Today was Jay's birthday!! We celebrated by going for a river cruise up the Indian arm with the family and had to try really hard to stay awake. Jays Nanna got to hand delivery Jays birthday card for the first time ever! 💕 So special to be here with all the family and feeling blessed to be so welcomed and feeling at home on the other side of the world! 🌎Read more

  • Day11

    After catching up with family in Vancouver it's time for us to start further exploring Canada. We hired a car and travelled to Penticton for the weekend, staying in Jays Aunty's holiday home here. What a beautiful little town - in summer the town goes from a population of approx 30k to 120k with two beautiful lakes and rivers luring people here. The temperature is a lot warmer here then in Vancouver and very dry but being from Cairns we don't mind. Jays cousin lived here for a few years so we went and visited some of his friends who took us out on their boat to teach us how to skurf, surfing in the wake of a boat. It was amazing and the Lake is glacier fed so very clear and refreshing water. With farmers markets and river floating still on the agenda we are loving this little town.Read more

  • Day12

    A short drive from Penticton we stopped in the small town of Kelowna for a night before our big drive to the Rocky Mountains. Kelowna is the main town in the Okanagan Valley known for its wineries and fruit orchards and is on the shore of Okanagan Lake. We visited 4 different wineries tasting all the local wines and after having some cheese and wine for lunch we brought a few bottles to take with us on our journey up the mountain.Read more

  • Day19

    After adventuring around Banff and Jasper we drove back to our base home in Vancouver. Time to spend some more time with the Canadian family. Jays Aunty has a good friend how owns a holiday apartment in Whistler so we packed our bags again and headed off with all of the family. We squeezed 11 people into this apartment so it was bound to be a big sleepover party. We stayed two nights here and had an absolute blast, it was great getting to know the family in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoying the sun while having many drinks. We walked around whistler town, enjoyed a beautiful refreshing swim in the lake, and also did the amazing 'peak to peak' gondola ride up the whistler mountain and across to another mountain. This was amazing! It still blows me away how it can be so sunny and warm and then once you go up the mountain its cold and snow everywhere! Of course us Aussies had a snow ball fight! ❄️ We also experienced some traditional Canadian drinking games that the cousins encouraged. First of all shot gunning a beer is huge in Canada, after 3 weeks Jay has finally been able to successfully do this. The cousin also brought out a snow ski which has been turned into a shot glass ski, the ski has 4 shot glasses glued to it. We then introduced the family to some Australian drinking games and all had a ball!Read more

  • Day27

    Our tour continued on to a salmon hatchery.
    Really pretty area. We could see baby fish and then older fish jumping up the waterfalls.
    Then we continued onto the Capilano suspension bridge. Like a really big swing bridge. And it's all lit up for the season looking absolutely beautiful.
    Started off with the cliff walk then moved onto to the treetops.

  • Day25

    Caught the bus up to good old Canada.
    Liking my accommodation already with a proper drip coffee machine.
    Went searching for a bbq place for a late lunch as I need an intake of red meat. Found Memphis Blues Bbq house
    Luckily takeaway doggie bags are offered. When they're offered when I've just finished ordering I think I may have ordered a bit too much 😁
    Started with rib ends and spicy fried calamari. Then also got a brisket salad as I had always wanted to try it. And what a coincidence, there's a wine shop across the road. Lunch and dinner sorted.
    It's raining so it's a night in for me. Lots of sightseeing planned for the next 2 days.
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