A Day Trip: Bowen Island

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Bowen Island is a small island located 3 kilometres away from West Vancouver. You can take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay or water taxis to get to the island.

After work, I met up with Jasper and we drove to the ferry line-up right away. It only took us around 20 minutes to get to the island, which is great! When we arrived in Bowen, we noticed that the island has the cutest shops ever! Each of them has this rustic and vintage feel combined together. Just like the photo below:

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A Day Trip: Granville Island


For this year’s Family Day (Yay for Stat Holidays!), we decided to spend the afternoon in Granville Island, Vancouver. Granville Island is popular for its Public Market, water taxis, restaurants, great street performers and unique shops. There’s a lot of tourists here, which means it can get pretty pricey. But overall, it’s one of the most beautiful spots to visit when you’re in Vancouver. Continue reading

A Day Trip: Victoria City (Winter)

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January 23rd is Jasper’s birthday, and we decided to celebrate it by going around Victoria for a day. If you ever find yourself thinking, “What should I do on a cold winter’s day at Victoria?”, then for your reference, here’s what our itinerary looked like:
(everything is in order according to the places we went first to last)

Chinatown: Fan Tan Alley

From the Swartz Bay Terminal, we went straight ahead to Chinatown and looked for the Fan Tan Alley. There’s a lot of paid street parking available around the city so don’t worry about it, just make sure you have enough change with you or credit card.

The Fan Tan Alley is currently known as the narrowest street in Canada. It is found between Government Street and Store Street, or beside Fan Tan Cafe. The alley has a few small shops including an art gallery, cafe, retail, apartments and offices. (Cleanliness = 4/5) Continue reading