Hi Guys, just wanted to share a little of my birthday weekend I celebrated in Vancouver BC. This beautiful city is where I call home. I was raised in Surrey, which is a suburb of the metro Van area. It is only a 3 hour drive from Seattle, so I visit as often as I can!
I and my friend I grew up with, ventured downtown to Granville Island. The weather was so incredible for a winter day in the Northwest! Sixty degrees and sunny in February is definitely a bonus!
This little island paradise is so quaint and has a beautiful maritime ambience. Once you arrive you just want to sit and take in the breathtaking scenery all day! Granville Island is a man made isle. It was originally created from land fill and 2 sandbars from the surrounding body of water called False Creek. Back in the day it was actually an island, but now is connected to the mainland by a road and rail bridge.
Here are 3 things you will love about this little paradise by the sea:
1) The Public Market:
This market is the king of Vancouver destinations. It has a fascinating assortment of homemade products featuring local entrepreneurs. Close your eyes, picture and smell the rich aromas coming from the mouth watering displays of food, warm baked goods, and plump fruit.
This lychee fruit looks so unique, have you ever tasted it? I have only tasted it as a drink flavor. If it tastes as good as the flavored drinks, then I'm sold!
2) A unique assortment of eateries and retail shops:
3) Beautiful Scenery:
I loved this Chinese lantern tree, so cool! There are several festivals and ethnic celebrations at the market all year long.
These are the stylish boys of Vancouver..ha! This open air museum is located close by the island.
Last but not least, I can't end this post without talking outfit details! It is normally rainy and chilly in Vancouver during the winter months. We lucked out, we had sun and 60 degrees. I chose a long tunic sweater, jean jeggings, and a comfortable pair of weatherproof booties. This outfit is so stylish, comfortable, and perfect for Vancouver temperatures.
Have you ever been to Vancouver? If not, I hope it's a destination on your bucket list. There is so much to do in see in this city of 3 million. I haven't even scratched the surface! Have a blessed week, filled with all your favorite things!
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