Canada – Vancouver Island Day 5

Salt Spring Island to Nanaimo – Day 5 of a 5-Day Trip on Vancouver Island Day 5 on Vancouver Island ends with taking the ferry back to Vancouver from Nanaimo. It includes a few stops between Salt Spring Island and Nanaimo. Vancouver Island is always a nice getaway from the hustling and bustling of theContinue reading “Canada – Vancouver Island Day 5”

Canada – Vancouver Island Day 4

Salt Spring Island – Day 4 of a 5-Day Trip on Vancouver Island We headed to Salt Spring Island on Day 4. We were invited to a friend’s wedding in the evening, but we had the morning to explore Salt Spring Island! Salt Spring Island is small – you can drive from one end toContinue reading “Canada – Vancouver Island Day 4”

Canada – Vancouver Island Day 3

Cowichan Valley – Day 3 of a 5-Day Trip on Vancouver Island Day 3 is actually a blend of multiple days. I was working from home on Vancouver Island, so these activities are a combination of my after work activities. The Cowichan Valley is located in between Nanaimo and Victoria. It has a great selectionContinue reading “Canada – Vancouver Island Day 3”

Canada – Vancouver Island Day 2

Sooke – Day 2 of a 5-Day Trip on Vancouver Island We drove back to Victoria for lunch and then headed to Sooke for the day’s activities. If you stayed in Victoria, Sooke is a fairly close day trip (45 minute drive from Downtown Victoria). Sooke is a popular seaside getaway with plentiful hiking trails.Continue reading “Canada – Vancouver Island Day 2”

Canada – Vancouver Island Day 1

Victoria – Day 1 of a 5-Day Trip on Vancouver Island Vancouver Island is a 1.5 to 2 hour ferry ride from Vancouver. This 5-Day trip was a blend of two weekend trips and we stayed with family for the whole trip. That said, there are plenty of accommodation options on the Island, whether youContinue reading “Canada – Vancouver Island Day 1”

Canada – Okanagan Day 6

Kelowna to Vancouver – Day 6 of a 6-Day Trip in the Okanagan Day 6 actually has barely any Okanagan, but focuses mainly on our 4 hour road trip back to Vancouver and an afternoon/evening in Vancouver. I was disappointed that our Okanagan trip was ending, but we were headed to Vancouver Island for theContinue reading “Canada – Okanagan Day 6”

Canada – Okanagan Day 5

Kelowna – Day 5 of a 6-Day Trip in the Okanagan Day 5 was our final full day in Kelowna. We had a day packed full of wineries, cideries and food in Western Kelowna! Day 5 Kelowna The day started with breakfast pastries – custard cream croissant and strawberry danish. We had picked the pastriesContinue reading “Canada – Okanagan Day 5”

Canada – Okanagan Day 4

Kelowna – Day 4 of a 6-Day Trip in the Okanagan Originally, we were going to start the day with a hike up Knox Mountain. However, the smoke and the heat deterred us as there would be no award of a view at the top and very little shade throughout the hike. Instead, we justContinue reading “Canada – Okanagan Day 4”

Canada – Okanagan Day 3

Kelowna – Day 3 of a 6-Day Trip in the Okanagan After morning coffee and peanut butter toast, we packed our bags and checked out of the Airbnb. We were moving locations on Day 3. The Lake Country Airbnb at the Apple Orchard was beautiful, but we were staying in Kelowna for the last 3Continue reading “Canada – Okanagan Day 3”

Canada – Okanagan Day 2

Lake Country/Vernon – Day 2 of a 6-Day Trip in the Okanagan The smoke on Day 2 was thicker with temperatures reaching a high of 37°C. I was grateful that our airbnb had air conditioning! We started our day with coffee, peanut butter on toast, and freshly picked cherries while enjoying the view from theContinue reading “Canada – Okanagan Day 2”