Guest Blog – Vancouver and Victoria thru the eyes of a 10 year old.

Please welcome my guest blogger, my 10 year old niece.  She enjoyed a trip to BC for the first time earlier this summer.  This is Vancouver and Victoria through her eyes.  Enjoy!

I went to Vancouver for the first time!  My dad took me and my aunt and cousin came with us. My first full day was July 1st and we went to Steveston.



For lunch my dad and aunt had salmon, but of course it was a salmon fest! After lunch we went to the Gulf of Georgia cannery, it was cool. My cousin and I each made a Ukrainian Easter egg.  It was a lot of work but worth it.



July 2nd, we went to Stanley Park. First we went to the Vancouver Aquarium. We saw the dolphin and beluga show.




Then we went to an aboriginal village. Finally we went to see some totem poles.  Here are some of my favourites.


July 3rd, after breakfast we did a tree top canopy walk and it was a lot of fun. Next stop was Granville Island. We also went to the Museum of Anthropology.


July 4th,  we had to get up early because we were going to get on the ferry to Vancouver island! The ride was cool because I have only ever being on the ferry to Centerville. Then we were off to see some friends.  After our visit we had some yummy fish and chips at Fish on 5th. After lunch we went to the Salish Sea Aquarium.  It had a touch tank.  Then we stood in the Sidney Opera House . We stayed at the UVIC Student Residence.  Oh by the way in Vancouver we stayed at UBC Residence.

July 5th,  first we did a tour of parliament in Victoria. After our tour we went to fisherman’s wharf where we watched some kids feeding the harbour seal.




Then we were off to miniature world at the Empress. My cousin, aunt and I went to Butchart gardens. I got to take pictures because my dad did not come in, it was beautiful. Finally back to the ferry and back to Vancouver. When we got to our hotel my cousin and I got to go swimming.



July 6th, my dad and I had to get up early because we were going home. We got to fly in a new plane but there were NO TVs it was terrible but we had this very nice lady beside us so it was not that bad. And that is all I have to say about my trip to Vancouver!!!!!!!!

Thanks YVR

The first stage of my journey downunder is coming to an end as I sit and await my flight to Sydney at YVR. Vancouver has been great. It’s been sun and warm every day. But I guess it’s always like that here….Don’t think so. I’ve been lucky.

It’s been a great couple of days of seeing friends and have a good old “chin wag” as one friend called it. Thanks to Andrew, Stephanie, Ada, Hoa, Thelma, Lindsay, Roni, Drake and my new little friend Chloe. Plus any other new friends I made along the way.

I was luck enough to have great hosts, The McLean’s at their B&BLD. What a great place. Highly recommend. Thanks for living within a 10 minute walk of my favourite place, Granville Island. As you can see by the smile on my face, I love it there.


Plus enjoyed my new regular coffee shop, Argo… Thanks for meeting me there everyday, Ada.

Now I sit at the airport waiting for my 15.5 hour flight to Sydney. I will be missing February 8th completely, so I hope I don’t miss too much.

Thanks again YVR. See you again soon, but time to head to Oz.