I started off my vacation slowly in Montréal, but Sunday came so I decided to give her a ride back home to Québec city and bring back Asako since she was traveling there. I spent half a day walking around and the next day we went to the Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupré which is this huge church where miracle happens. After that, we went to the st-Anne’ canyon which is a sort of ‘’capilano bridge’’ for people from Vancouver. Just much cheaper and in the middle of the forest.
I had forgotten my camera so I will use Asako’s one. Enjoy
Sunday was the Gay Pride weekend so there was a lot of activities going on in the city. During the afternoon me and a few friends went to sit and watch the parade around English bay.
After the parade we had a little BBQ at my place. It was one of those perfect days with a lot of sunshine! I LOVE VANCOUVER!
Here are a few pictures.
This weekend was a long one so I had planed to go to Seattle for the 3 days, but at the last minutes we decided not to go… I had to plan something else. My friend Sasha came over from Nanaimo to look for apartments. I took Saturday afternoon with her to walk around the west end to see if we could find a place. She got lucky and she found something pretty fast.
Sunday morning I went for crêpes and right after, me and Xavier went to the aquarium since we had never been there yet. It was a bit small and obviously over priced, but it was very nice and interesting. The pictures speak for themselves.
After the aquarium we went to Canada place to check out the fireworks for Canada day. Nothing extravaganza, but it was a nice evening out.
Happy Canada Day everyone
So today Silvia invited me to join her on a very interesting lecture at the University of British-Colombia (UBC). It was a Japanese Architect that studied at McGill and now runs a little architect firm in Montréal with his wife. Since he won a bunch of prices I guess he was Invited by UBC to lecture of his projects and his very interesting career path. His Atelier, TAG, won the Châteauguay Municipal Library competition which is a few km from where I grew up.
If you want to check out the library I invite you to Visit this page
Good night everyone
Today was another beautiful day so me, Xavier and Silvia took the opportunity to take a little trip to the Capilano suspended bridge. It’s basically a little tourist trap, but if you’re thinking about going there be prepared because this wobbly bridge will give you a ride of a life time. Well ok some people are not really scared, but I was hella scared and I really felt unsafe. I took my courage in hands and eventually crossed. Ok no body got hurt in the process, but I still had a hard time.
Now that this is out of the way, I had a great time and they even added some more bridges ‘‘à la Robinson Crusoé’’ from trees to trees which is much more fun in my opinion. You feel like you are flying from a tree to another. And, most importantly, I you fell safe the whole time.
After all this walking we took an hour to walk around the North Vancouver harbor. There’s an amazing view of Vancouver as you can see in the pictures. It’s a bit windy and cold unfortunately. I guess I’ll have to go back in the summer.
Back in Vancouver, we went at Tiina’s place for sauerkraut and sausages. It was yummy by the way.
Tomorrow: Dim Sum in China town
Having a long Easter weekend I just had to plan a little something. I knew the border on the way to seattle would have been packed so I decided to go on the Vancouver island instead and keep the seattle trip for another time. Again, Silvia, was up for the trip so as soon as Friday morning we took the ferry to arrive in Victoria around noon. The day was beautiful so we took the afternoon to walk around the town to just relax and enjoy the city.
Saturday we woke up and went to the bug zoo which wasn’t that nice in my opinion. It was more for kids I believe. After that, we walked all the way to the Art Gallery and that was obviously much more interesting. They had a little expo on Rodin and some painting from local artists including Emily Carr. Even thought I had already seen his museum in Paris I really liked the little exhibition they had there. Also a very interesting video on how he would built his sculptures.
Around 16:30 we went to this nice little Irish pub where we watched the last game of the season for the Montréal Canadiens. All the locals were cheering for my habs, but unfortunately they lost vs Toronto. What a shame! To make it even worst, Friday at work, I have to wear a Toronto Jersey. HEY I LOST A BET!
Ok, so Sunday we took the bus from Victoria to Nanaimo. Sasha, my ex flatmate in Panama now works in Nanaimo so we spent the day and night at her place. We took the day to walk around the very small Nanaimo harbor. The rain kind of killed the mood so we just went and rented a movie. The next day we drove all the way to a lovely little market in the middle of no where. They had pretty much everything and it was all so cheap for some reason. Well… cheaper than <st1:city w:st=”on”><st1:place w:st=”on”>Vancouver anyways. Monday afternoon was time to get back in the city so we took the ferry back to Vancouveraround 15:00.
It was a very nice trip and I loved every minute of it. I hope you will enjoy the pictures.