a world-class city with ocean attached
Vancouver, a coastal city in the province of British Columbia in Canada, has been consistently named one of the world's most livable cities - and it's pretty amazing for travelers too!
This city is where snow-capped mountains meet the ocean and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. And it seems like it's one of the happiest cities, too. Everyone is very friendly (almost shockingly so) and seemingly very happy to be there... and it's easy to see why.
“The first thing you notice, flying into Vancouver, is the surrounding water. Creeks and inlets penetrate deep inland. Passed every downtown street you glimpse an arm of the Pacific. Stanley Park, as big as the whole of downtown and adjacent to it, is completely encircled. Snow-capped peaks ring the horizon. This is one of the great scenic cities of the world. No wonder Greenpeace started here. "You learn to value the physical world when it comes as lovely as this.” - famed travel writer Jim Perrin
We began our adventure up north feeling a bit peckish and a bit bold so we went in for a poutine, a staple of Canadian culture. If you are feeling bold (or just really hungover) we suggest you try this Canadian must eat...
Just what is poutine, you ask? The artery clogging dish is comprised of a holy-hose trinity of ingredients: french fries, cheese curd, and gravy, then slapped with an army of toppings. It's sure to get you in the Canadian swing of things or give you a heart attack. We are lucky that there are many outdoor activities here to burn some of it off in no time.