A List of Things to Accomplish in Vancouver!
Ski in the morning and spend the afternoon on the water.
Hike the Grouse Grind on Grouse Mountain: Complete
Walk along the sea wall at Stanley Park: Complete
Eat at all the amazing restaurants: A couple has been done (Favorite thus far: Joe Fortes and Milestones)
Shop on Robson Street: Complete
Visit Granville Island: Complete
Mountain bike on world-renowned trails surrounding Vancouver: Semi Complete
Yoga in Vancouver: Complete
Have dinner atop the revolving restaurant at the Empire Landmark Hotel: Need to save up for this one
Visit Crab Park, the downtown secret
Go to the Vancouver Aquarium: Complete
Watch the fishers and crabbers at Jericho Beach
People watch on Granville street downtown: Complete
Take the Seabus: Complete.
Take the Aquabus to stop, shop and eat along the way: Granville Island, Hornby Street, Stamps Landing, Yaletown: Complete
Kayak in Deep Cove in North Vancouver:
Explore the Museum of Anthropology at UBC
Explore the Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Skim board at Spanish Banks: Summer time
Relax at English Bay: Complete
Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island
Walk through the Nitobe Garden on a nice snowy day.
Bright Nights train ride at Stanley Park: Doing this before Christmas
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens: Complete
Enjoy fresh sashimi and sushi: Complete
Walk/Run across the Burrard Bridge on a sunny day
Watch the Celebration of Light fireworks at English Bay: Complete
Have a picnic/study at Kits beach: Sort of
Shop at the unique shops on Main Street: Complete
Hike around Lynn Canyon
Hike Hollyburn Mountain at Mount Cypress
Walk on the West Vancouver Seawalk
Sit by a log at English Bay and watch the sunset: Complete
Check out the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Grab some take out fish n’ chips in White Rock. Stroll the sandy beach in your barefoot and take in the scenery
Dine Out Vancouver annual restaurant festival
Dine on the patio at Bridges Restaurant
Salmon Festival at Steveston Village
Explore Chinatown: Complete
Soak up the sun at Wreck Beach: Complete
The Mountain Ziplines on Grouse Mountain: This summer for sure
Ice Skate at Robson Square: Complete
Go for dim sum in Chinatown: Craving for weeks now
Go for ice cream at La Casa Gelato
Step into the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: Complete
Fly over the snow-capped peaks of the North Shore: Need to do
Skate at the Richmond Olympic Oval
Tour the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond
Walk the Streets of Gas Town: Complete (Spaghetti Factory is a must)
Shop at Metrotown: Complete: Too many times
Whale-watching out on the water
Get fresh food at the Farmers Markets: Complete
Hike up to Quarry Rocks in Deep Cove
Take the Rocky Mountaineer train through West Vancouver and along Howe Sound on the way up to Whistler
Walk around Coal Harbour: Complete
Watch a Canucks game at Rogers Arena
Have the Beluga Experience at the Aquarium: Complete
Explore the many unique galleries and antique stores on South Granville’s famous Gallery Row: Complete
Bike the Seawall from Coal Harbour all the way to Granville Island: Complete
Taste all the great food at the Richmond Summer Night Market: Complete
Watch the various film crews around town: Complete
Watch a show at the Orpheum Theatre
Catch a movie during the Vancouver International Film Festival
Visit the 2010 Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza: Visit and got to see it being lit for WorldMUN.
Take a day trip to Whistler along the Sea-to-Sky highway
Watch the sea planes and cruise ships come and go from Coal Harbour: Complete
Check out all the cherry blossoms in the springtime: Complete, and will do again!
Ice skate atop Grouse Mountain
Scuba dive at Whytecliff Park: Need to do
Explore Horseshoe Bay by boat
Snowshoe + Fondue tour up at Grouse or Cypress Mountain
Hang out in the huge glass bubble at Bloedel Floral Conservatory – one of the largest domed greenhouses in the world and home to hundreds of exotic plants and birds
Take a culinary walking tour of Granville Island
Hang out with the Racoons in Stanley Park (if you find their secret place, you could be there for hours!): Complete
Take a day trip on BC Ferries over to the island to visit Victoria: Complete
Visit the Vancouver Convention Centre: Complete
78: Go to Secret Garden for High Tea: Complete
As mentioned, my friend and I had dinner at the Keg. It was a wonderful dinner as we both enjoyed both causal and in depth conversation.
Lobster is in season so I would highly recommend you eating from their lobster menu. We both ordered a lobster appetizer.
My friend ordered the Mustard Salmon and I, the chicken with scallops and shrimp..
For desert we had of course, chocolate cake with ice cream. The best part was the raspberry sauce.
I definitely rate this restaurant 5/5 in quality of food.
On Sunday, my friend and I had dinner at the Keg and then went to look at the fireworks display. The video posted, is only a portion of the fireworks.
It was very entertaining, and thank goodness it didn’t rain!
Canada Day Fireworks!