Tulip Festival and Vancouver Recap Days 4 & 5
We’ve been in Vancouver almost a week now! Thank you if you’ve been following along on Instagram. It is even more beautiful here than I ever imagined. From day one we were blown away by the beauty of everything. Our first morning in Canada we headed out to the countryside at sunrise to capture these photos. I’m so glad we woke up early to do this. It was a little rainy (thank goodness I brought this coat) and overcast, which makes for perfect photos, and Luke and I were the only ones there for over an hour. It was so quiet and so peaceful. Definitely a moment we will never forget.
Now, moving on to what we’ve been up to the past couple days! I will skip over day three because we chilled out for the majority of the day since Luke was sore and he just wanted to rest after the marathon.
Breakfast at Elbow Room. This was a unique, hole in the wall type place that is well-known in Vancouver. The staff is very sarcastic and they will joke around and make fun of you. If you know this going in, it’s funny!
Wall crawl. Vancouver has some seriously amazing wall art! There were a couple places that I’d seen online and wanted to check out.
Date night in Olympic Village. This was a really beautiful area by the water and we had a great time here. We ate dinner at Tap & Barrel, walked around by the water, and had ice cream at Ernest. Delicious!
We knew Wednesday would be our last sunny day here, so we wanted to make the most of it and spend as much time outside as we could. We hopped in a Car2Go and headed to Whistler. Apparently the 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver was supposed to be amazing and it did not disappoint!! We were in total awe of the views as we drove along the coastline. We stopped at several waterfalls on the way that were stunning.
We also stopped to ride a gondola in Squamish. Once you get to the top there is a cafe, trails, and a suspension bridge that you can walk across. Such stunning views on the gondola ride!! I would do it over and over again.
When we made it to Whistler it was dinner time and we headed to Earls Kitchen. It was SO good. Delicious food, sweet, staff, and nice ambiance.
Whistler is it’s own little village and the main street has a lot of cute shops, so we walked around for a little bit.
There was about an hour left until sunset, so we hurried to Lighthouse Park. We made it there 1 minute before the sun was supposed to set, haha! It was already getting dark, but we made our way down a trail to the shoreline. It was an overcast day, so there wasn’t really a bright sunset, but we got to see the city lights of Vancouver lit up across the bay once it got dark. It was beautiful. Again, Luke and I were the only ones there so it was so quiet and romantic!! 🙂 Love making all these special memories leading up to Luke’s birthday.
I hope you’ve enjoyed following along in our travels! Stay tuned for a travel guide coming soon.