November 17th, 2012

Vancouver Bucket List Updated!

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

Science World

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 

July 16th, 2012
theyslayedthedragon:

Idk about this, but whatever!Vancouver 

theyslayedthedragon:

Idk about this, but whatever!

Vancouver 

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July 4th, 2012

The Keg Steakhouse: Thurlow Street, Vancouver

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.

Canada Day - Canada Place, Vancouver

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!

July 1st, 2012