Last Thursday my mom and sister came to visit from Toronto! They were here only for a short visit – Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon.
On Thursday evening after work I came home to my mom and sister having just made it to our apartment. They flew in with a family friend who’s daughter also lives in Vancouver. After putting their bags away we went directly to dinner. That’s where Thursday ends because I’m literally the worst blogger because A) I can’t remember what the restaurants called and B) I didn’t take any photos.
Friday, The Mister and I had to work so my mom and sister went exploring Vancouver including Granville Island. Friday night, we met up with our family friend and her daughter and went for dinner again.
Saturday, it was a “typical Vancouver day” but we threw our rain coats and boots on and went exploring despite the weather. Our first stop was the Vancouver Aquarium. The aquarium is known for taking in injured and non-releasable animals. It was a great time seeing the otters, dolphins, penguins and sea lions up close.
After the aquarium, we headed to the totem poles in Stanley Park that are replicas of totem poles that had been there for MANY years created by the First Nations people of Vancouver.
After the totem poles we walked along part of the Sea Wall.
After walking part of the Sea Wall we decided to check out Granville Island. My mom and sister had been there the previous day but wanted to go back because they liked it so much. Granville Island is a huge market that has lots of little stores and restaurants that are very quaint. It reminded me a lot of a bigger and better St. Lawrence Market in Toronto. Unfortunately, my phone decided to stop working here so the photos stopped for the day. The Mister and I both agreed we’d be back soon because we loved how awesome all the little vendors were at Granville Island.
After Granville Island, we went home and The Mister made us chili and we watched The Crown on Netflix.
Sunday, we met up with the family friend and her daughter for brunch at Cora’s and then came back to my apartment and then they were off for the airport back to Toronto.
So tell me, have you been to Vancouver? What should I show my family the next time they visit? Do you have a large independent market in your town or city? Tell me about it!