Sunday, June 29, 2014
We then went out to the Capilano Suspension bridge. The view from the bridge and the surrounding forest was beautiful.
We had also taken a simulated flight over Canada complete with dangling feet and blowing wind.
We had also taken some time at the Granville Island Public Market to do some shopping. That night we went to the Blue Water Cafe and Raw Bar.
With the sun shining, we spent the next morning with one last visit to Stanley Park. We then went into town for a Gastronomic tour. Our tour guide took us to many delicious restaurants starting with dim sum and ending with gelato. We were stuffed and all the food was really good. That night was Canada Day so we listened as people shot off fireworks over the harbor. We were exhausted though and ready to go to bed. We had a flight to catch the next day.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
After getting settled in our room we went to happy hour at the bar in our hotel. The bartender talked to us about the history of bar tending how they were bringing back the classical style of bar tending with in-house bitters and cocktails made to suit the patron.
The next morning we went out to the Butchart Gardens. The manicured gardens were the most beautiful I can remember. Everything was so green.
After the gardens we went to a cider farm where they had tastings and we had lunch. It was fun to sample the different ciders from very dry to sweet. Our favorite was the one right in the middle.
That evening we got some fish and chips by the fisherman's wharf and then suited up to head out on the water. We were taking a speed boat out to spot some killer whales. It was an amazing experience as the whales breached and played around us at times coming close to the boat.
We finally got our luggage and made the trek to Vancouver. It was a long haul as we took a bus to the ferry and then a bus from the ferry to the train which took us downtown. It didn't help that I had forgotten to get tickets or exact change for the second bus and we had to wait at the ferry terminal for the next bus. We were glad to get to our hotel at the end of the day.