After a two week road trip through Canada, I am attempting to re-adjust to real life. I love vacation life. I think I could live in vacation life forever.
We got to see and do so much during our journey through the Great White North. We spent the first day in Missoula, MT and then drove through Glacier National Park on the Going to the Sun Road. We crossed into Canada and camped for the night at Payne Lake. The next few days were filled with exploring Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Yoho, and the Canadian Glacier National Park. We drove the Icefields Parkway for a day and made various stops along the way to marvel at the scenery. Lake Louise and Moraine Lake took up another day. We then headed towards Vancouver with a stop in Kelowna, Canadian wine country in the Okanagan valley. Who knew Canada had a wine country? And a spectacular one at that. We stopped at Quail Ridge and did a tour of Mission Hills winery. Both vineyards overlook the massive Okanagan Lake. Picturesque is an understatement. We spent a few days in Vancouver, staying at a little Airbnb in Kitsilano near the beach. We ate sushi, ran through Stanley Park, tried poutine, checked out the Grouse Grind, walked across the Capilano suspension bridge, and stopped at several breweries. Our final few days in Canada were on Vancouver island. We did a kayaking trip in Telegraph Cove. We saw dolphins, bald eagles, and lots of jellyfish. One of the highlights for me was staying at the Free Spirit Spheres, these large hanging ball shaped tree houses. We spent a night in the Melody sphere, which was pretty amazing. Our last day in Canada we spent in Victoria before taking the ferry back to the U.S. We spent a day in Olympic National Park with stops at Ruby beach and the Hoh Rainforest. The final day of our vacation we explored Seattle, WA. We went to Pike Market, the Woodland Park Zoo, multiple breweries, Fremont street and the Fremont troll, the Ballard Locks, and ate delicious Thai food in Capitol Hill.
It was 15 days packed full of adventure and fun! Although we saw a ton, this was definitely just a taste of all the amazing things Canada has to offer.