I’m doing a little jig in my chair today, because we just booked the tickets for our annual trip! These trips are like a shot of Prozac for our marriage…it’s our time to get away from everything and everyone, and just enjoy being together! As soon as we got the grandparent’s okay (the babysitters!), we hopped on American Airlines and booked our mileage seats to…..
Vancouver!! I know it’s totally cliche, and probably annoying to Canadians, when people follow a sentence with ‘Eh’, but we get a kick out of it,
eh! Kind of like when Northerners come South and love to hear us say ‘Y’all!’ Mr. Sugarplum and I got engaged in Canada, so it holds a really special place in our hearts. We fell in love with Banff a few years ago, and can’t wait to explore more of British Columbia.
There is so much to see and do, so I’m hoping my amazing Canadian readers (and those familiar with the area) can lend a hand with our itinerary. Here’s what we’re thinking right now:
Explore Vancouver, including the suspension bridge and biking Stanley Park.
|Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, via|
Ferry through the Gulf Islands to Victoria, and spend one night near the harbor.
Drive up the coast of Vancouver Island, and spend three nights in Tofino or Ucluelet.
Where we can storm-watch while walking the beaches,
|Long Beach, Tofino by Andre Berube|
Hike Pacific Rim National Park and the Wild Pacific Trail,
|Wild Pacific Trail by James Wheeler|
And hopefully spot a few whales in their annual migration south (could you die?!?!).
|Whale Watching in Tofino, via|
Then we’d ferry back to the mainland, and drive the stunning Sea to Sky highway to Whistler.
|Sea to Sky Highway, via|
Whistler Mountain closes the weekend before we arrive, but we’ll stay in Whistler Village and hopefully ski Blackcomb Mountain for two days.
|Whistler Village, via|
It’s definitely a lot of driving and moving around! So what tips, golden nuggets, little gems of information can you share on the area?! Something not to be missed? A favorite hotel, restaurant or shop? We haven’t booked anything but our air (for the end of April), so we’re still flexible on the locations and routing. Of all our travels, we’ve found Canadians to be the most open and nicest people. So y’all look out, we’re headin’ North, eh!