Canada · 22 Days · 29 Moments · July 2016

Roadtrip Canada: Calgary - Vancouver

17 August 2016

Today we rode with rental bikes through the Stanley Park. And it was our last day here... 😞 but luckily we had good weather. 21 August 2016 I forgot to write the last entry. I'm sorry. And I added this to this entry because otherwise you would know my home location and that is not the best idea. So... Thursday we flew back from Vancouver in the afternoon and arrived Friday morning in Frankfurt. Then we flew to Hamburg and finally we were at home in the afternoon. I was really tired after the long flight. For the once who feel inspired by our trip & think about doing that too, here is our exact route : 3 Nights Calgary 2 Nights Banff 2 Nights Jasper 1 Night Lake Louise 1 Night Revelstoke 2 Nights Kelowna 1 Night Harrison Hot Springs 1 Night Nanaimo 3 Nights Tofino 2 Nights Victoria 4 Nights Vancouver

16 August 2016

Today we were on Granville Island. I didn't take so many photos with my phone, so here is just one where we waited for the aquabus 😝 so I can add some photos later. On Granville Island is a big Market where you can buy food like vegetables, fruits & meat. There are also some souvenir shops where my sister and me bought a pullover. Maybe I'll post a photo of it when we fly back to Germany because I will need something warm at home 😁 Nope, the summer is arrived in Germany, there are 33°C / 90°F & we don't need a pullover now. But in the first half of the summer break there were just 12°C in Germany.

15 August 2016

Vancouver at night πŸŒ™πŸŒƒ We took the pictures from the tower like in Calgary. And a few photos from today with daylight. β˜€οΈ
Good morning β˜€οΈ we are on mainland again ( Vancouver ) and this is my view to wake up for the next 4 days. πŸ™ With hopefully such a great weather like this.

13 August 2016

Today we went shopping in Victoria & walked through downtown. πŸ™

12 August 2016

We arrived at Victoria on Vancouver Island. Our hotel is so great πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌ * Our hotel room is so warm. 😨 We don't have an AC, we "just" have an ceiling fan and two other fans which were tourned on all day but it's still so hot...

11 August 2016

Actually before we saw the bears, we were at long beach. But my sister sent me the photos after we took the pictures of the bears. So the app thinks we were at the beach after that. The weather was so great as you can see. And I'm so in love with this snapchat butterflies πŸ‘»
Today we went bear watching and saw two adult bears and one baby bear. That was so cute. I will add the photos later.

10 August 2016

So today we were at the whale watching tour and yes, we saw a few whales. But I'm sorry, we took the pictures with the camera and we lost the charger for it in Kelowna. So we just take photos with it instead of "beaming" ( idk the word, haha ) the photos to our phones because we are afraid that the battery won't hold on so long. Does that make sense? 😜 So end of the story, I will add the photos when I have them on my phone and that is in a few days when we'll get the charger back.

9 August 2016

We are in Tufino now and we just booked the whale 🐳 and bear 🐻 watching tours for tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. I'm soo excited, omg. πŸ™Š

8 August 2016

Today we ate breakfast at IHOP on mainland and dinner on Vancouver Island πŸ˜‹ It was the first time this holiday that we didn't have breakfast in our hotel, so we drove to IHOP. It was so delicious. And in the evening it took more than an hour to find a good restaurant and then there was a Boston Pizza, omg. πŸ• I took the same as in Calgary. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

7 August 2016

Today we are in Harrison Hot Springs and this is our view from the hotel room 😍 Tomorrow we take the ferry to Vancouver Island, finally 😍

6 August 2016

Kelowna in the evening πŸŒ…πŸ˜ Today we were in "downtown" and in the city park. Then we were at the mall and of course at the pool because it was really really hot today. β˜€οΈ For dinner we were again at the Chinese Buffet like yesterday πŸ˜‹πŸœ And then we were again at the park to see and hear a music festival 🎀 ( we are always on the right time at the right places, like at the festival in Revelstoke ) In the 3rd picture you can see Ocopogo (?), it's like the Nessi but from Kelowna. πŸ‰ And in the last picture you can see one of the pianos which are in some cities here. In Calgary we saw one too. You can just sit there and play a few songs and the people around you clap πŸ‘πŸΌ. I think it's a really nice idea.

5 August 2016

Today we are in Kelowna. It is soo hot ( 33Β° C / 90Β° F ) so we were at the pool of course.
Yesterday we explored Revelstoke downtown. There was a Summer Street Festival in the evening with two musicans. It was pretty nice. 🎀🎸 After that we ate at the village idiot. That restaurant looks really cool because the chairs are made of ski 🎿😜 And our hotel was so great. As we entered our room we wondered that there was just one double bed, but than we found out that there was another door with another double bed. And of course every room had his own bathroom. 🏨

4 August 2016

We were at Lake Moraine yesterday evening because everyone said it's more beautiful than the Lake Louise. Actually we wanted to climb up a little hill at Lake Moraine to have a better view on it in the morning, but it was so crowded, so we wouldn't have a better view than in the evening with almost no other people. And we didn't do the Lake Louise either. And don't care about the location and time. It was where and when I got the pictures from the camera to my phone. Actually it's 9pm yesterday at Lake Moraine.

3 August 2016

Arrived in (? at? ) Lake Louise and first went to "downtown". Now we are eating X-Mas cookies & pizza at a bakery. πŸ˜‹ I realised that my blog entries all have the food or nature symbols ( exept a few with transport, 2 sights, relaxing or accommodation )

2 August 2016

In the evening we ate at an indian buffet and it was SOOO spicy. 🌢 But after that we had the biggest ice cream 🍨 ( it's just one bowl ) and maybe one of the most delicious ice creams I've ever eaten. It was Caramel Praline in a chocolate waffle cone πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
Today we are in Jasper. We drove to the Maligne Canyon and made a walk there. We saw many waterfalls and I think it is even the deepest waterfall in Canada. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ And yes the bridges where we went were far away from the ground. Sometimes you could just hear the water but you couldn't see it because of the big rocks between the people and the water. 🌊

1 August 2016

Finally we saw a bear πŸ˜πŸ»β›° just from the back, but it's a bear 😜 Then we saw a few goats (?) on the side of the road & as all cars have stopped to take pictures of them they crossed the road. After that we saw an elk just a few metres away from the road and he stayed for a long while there. Then we saw a white goat.

31 July 2016

We were again at different places to take pictures and enjoy the nature. 🏞 The first photos were taken at the lake Minnewanka as you can see on the map. πŸ“ I will add some photos later.
This is our hotel in Banff. It's so cold here ❄️ and yes, I mean the ❄️ seriously, because yesterday evening there was hail. In certain parts of Canada the hail was as big as table tennis balls πŸ˜³πŸ™‰ and later in the evening there was thunderstorm again. πŸ™„

30 July 2016

On the way to Banff we stopped at two beautiful trails. πŸŒ²β›° The most pictures were taken at the "Middle Lake Trail" and the last one at the "Many Springs Trail". And as you can probably see, the weather was so great. We wore definitely the wrong clothes. 😁 We should have taken shorts. Oh and for the last picture, you have to tap on it to see the other half of my sister's face πŸ’πŸΌπŸ˜œ
On the way to Banff, but there's not the best weather. Maybe it will rain in the afternoon and it will be just 17Β°C β˜”οΈ ( which is only 60Β°F ❄️ ) I added the picture of the breakfast we had in Calgary to the Calgary post. πŸ“πŸ˜‹

29 July 2016

We ended our 2 days in Calgary with Pizza at Boston Pizza πŸ•. My pizza was at the bottom left & it was so delicious πŸ˜‹ I hope there are more Boston Pizzas somewhere on our trip.
Today we were in Drumheller and visited the Royal Tyrell Museum, you can see above. πŸ‰

28 July 2016

Today we walked through Calgary's downtown & park & also went shopping. πŸ™πŸ‘• The weather was great, we had maybe 27Β°C β˜€οΈ ( which is around 80Β°F ). We were on the tower to see the skycraper from the top. We had an amazing view and took lots of pics. Also at the park πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ Oh, and it started to rain ( even thunderstorm β›ˆ ) in the evening. But luckily it was exactly then, when we sat inside eating dinner 🍝 Finally I made it to add the breakfast picture πŸ“πŸ˜‹

27 July 2016

Finally arrived in Calgary πŸ˜… it's 5:15 pm here and in Germany 1:15 am, so I'm very tired 😴
Today our Roadtrip to Canada's West begins. But first we have to get to Canada, so lets get on the plane. πŸ›«πŸ”œπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦