This was my last full day in Vancouver before heading back home to Toronto. I took a morning stroll around the expansive Stanley Park, visited a Chinese garden, and spent the rest of the day seeing some family and friends. I wish I had more time because there was loads to see in Vancouver.
9:00AM PDT. I arrived in Stanley Park. This 405-hectare urban park is Vancouver’s largest and first. The park is densely forested and houses several attractions like the Vancouver Seawall, Vancouver Aquarium, Beaver Lake, and multiple statues and monuments.
10:00AM PDT. After taking a leisurely stroll around the more forested areas of the park, I decided to walk along the Vancouver Seawall. Stretching around 8.8km (5.5mi), the seawall loops around the north, west, and south coastlines of the park.
12:30PM PDT. Like the other places that I visited in Vancouver, I wanted to stay a little bit longer at Stanley Park because there was just so much to see, but I had a schedule to keep so I headed to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. Fun fact: this is the first classical Chinese garden built outside of China.
1:30PM PDT. My aunt picked me up from the garden and we headed to Pin Pin, a famous Filipino-Chinese restaurant in Vancouver. We had a very hearty meal there and then we headed back to Chinatown to grab more food because having one meal is not enough (LOL. You should try the siopao from New Town Bakery. It’s amazing!) We also went out to several other places to shop for some souvenirs and trinkets. After that, I spent the rest of the day seeing more family and friends in Vancouver.
10:00PM PDT. I got back to my Airbnb and started to pack my stuff as I had an early flight the following morning.
My trip to Vancouver was fun and full of adventures. I really wish I could have stayed longer because there were so many more places that I wanted to visit like Granville Island, Grouse Mountain, Olympic Village, and see and experience more of Vancouver’s art, food, and culture. Alas, that would be for another visit. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to come back again this year.
P.S. As a bonus, here’s a video that I made about the natural beauty of Vancouver. To give you a backstory, I was going through some of my old files when I stumbled upon the rejected footage bin from my trip to Vancouver. I was going to delete them from my drive since they’re already archived separately, but I thought it would be fun to try to make something out of it.