trips across Canada

  • Canada,  Travel

    Kelowna Beer Crawl

    A Walkable Brewery Tour of Downtown Kelowna There is nothing I enjoy more than a well-thought-out plan! It only seemed fitting that for my weekend visit to Kelowna I map out a brewery tour route. I went to high school in Kelowna and I can’t believe how much it has grown! It has been a pleasant surprise to see how it has transformed over the years; Breweries, cideries, new wineries, and restaurants have been popping up all over, almost giving me big city vibes. There are quite a few options for guided brewery tours in Kelowna, if I was a tourist I may consider booking one so that I could…

  • Canada,  Travel

    Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies

    Driving Route and Trip Planner for the Canadian Rockies Like most people I had big plans for 2020, I had put on my vision board that I was going to go to at least one new country. I was carefully plotting out my vacation days so I could fit in all the travel I had planned. However, like most people my travel plans were cancelled and instead of a beach vacation, the next best thing was a road-trip through the Rockies. Flying still doesn’t feel like a viable option in times like these. Drive Path Our trip was 9 days in total but it could of been shortened. To break…

  • Canada,  Travel

    A Weekend Away in Salt Spring Island

    Like most Vancouverites, I have not taken the time to explore the nearby travel destinations. Visiting the Gulf Islands has always been on my list of places I would like to go. I put together a complete guide to a weekend away on the Salt Spring Island. I am sharing what to do, where to eat and the highlights of our trip. It is a fairly short trip. only two and a half hours to get to Salt Spring from Vancouver when you take the ferry.

  • Canada

    Tofino for the Weekend

    As a British Columbia resident, I am slightly embarrassed by how little I have explored my wonderful province. Our weekend trips are usually to Squamish, Whistler or the Okanagan. Salt Spring and Tofino have been at the top of my list for quite some time. I finally visited Tofino a couple of weekends ago. I fell in love with Tofino immediately, I was already starting to plan my next trip there before we even left. How to Get to Tofino By car: 5 hours 3 minute trip from Vancouver. You can take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and then drive to Tofino By air: 45 minute flight from…

  • Canada,  health,  Vancouver

    Outdoor Fitness Classes in Vancouver

    Photo Credit I have finally started to regain my work-life balance, which includes trying to get back into the routine of going to the gym on a regular basis. In the summer, although it is nice to be in an air conditioned gym, it is also lovely to be in the sunshine. If you want to leak sweat or just have a light stretch there is an outdoor class available.  Liquid Yoga What is better than SUP Yoga? Liquid yoga, because it is in a pool the temperature of bath water! Falling in is quite enjoyable and you don’t have the waves to contend with. Balancing is still quite challenging…

  • Canada,  Travel,  Vancouver

    Relaxing Weekend Getaways in BC

    Vancouver gets to me every now and again, people everywhere I go, the hustle and bustle. It is nice to escape the city and have a sporadic weekend getaway. I always return home feeling completely recharged. I used to think I enjoyed camping, but as I got older I realized how much work it truly is. My ideal weekend is spent relaxing poolside, and if there is hiking near by, than that is an added bonus. Sparkling Hill Resort When I was living in Kelowna I thought that Sparkling Hill Resort was so close, so I had to make sure I visited it. It is a very interesting resort. The…

  • Canada,  Travel,  Vancouver

    Rainy Day in Vancouver – What to do

    Vancouver doesn’t usually get snow in the winter, but they do get lots and lots of rain. The sunny days make up for all the grey and gloomy weather, because Vancouver is so naturally beautiful. I am an outdoorsy person, so this is when I struggle. I want to be outside but my options of outdoor activities in the rain are pretty slim. We have had winters in Vancouver where it doesn’t even get cold enough in the mountains to go snowboarding or skiing. I was less than thrilled when I heard that it is supposed to be rainy all weekend. I was loving hot summer weather Vancouver has been…

  • Canada,  Travel,  Vancouver

    Instagram Worthy Pit Stops – Between Vancouver and Kelowna

    I have strong ties to Kelowna, so I go back and forth quite frequently. If  I am not in a rush, I like to stop midway through the drive and go for a walk. There are two beautiful stops just right off the highway, that are worth a peak. Bridal Falls Bridal Falls is east of Chilliwack, it is a short drive off the highway. To get to the falls it is a very easy walk, I won’t even call it a hike. It takes about 10 – 15 minutes. It is definitely worth seeing.      Othello Tunnels The Othello Tunnels are located just after Hope. The walk is a bit…

  • Canada,  Travel,  Vancouver

    Hiking Spots in Greater Vancouver

    Vancouver has stolen my heart with all the amazing hiking spots.There is so much to see only an hour or so away from Vancouver, and the best part is it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. If you are a hiking enthusiast, I highly recommend you check out these spots in Vancouver.  Garibaldi Provincial Park Time of Year: Summer Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 9 km each way Location: Just off the Sea to Sky Highway in Squamish before a bridge   Glacier lake, need I say more. It is worth the hike. I would try to go in the summer so you can swim in the water. It…

  • Canada,  Travel

    Hiking Spots in West Kelowna

    West Kelowna has breathtaking water views and mountains! They is also a wide variety of trails, some for beginners and some for a more experience hiker.  Hardy Falls Time of Year: All year round Difficulty: Beyond Easy Duration: 10 minutes Location: Peachland BC off of Hwy 97   This hike is pretty much a short walk, but if you are in the neighborhood you might as well check it out. I was tricked into this hike, I don’t regret going but I was definitely over prepared. It is a nice flat walk with a nice path. It is a great photo opportunity though, and you get to see a waterfall with very…