Oh Canadaaaaaa {Travel} Part 2

Missed us entering Canada and frolicking in the wilderness?? TAKE ME BACK TO PART ONE!!


We’re in the city! Loving the city life. And we’ve finally found an appropriate place to wear our jeans! … Uh..actually… I take that back… why did we even pack jeans?! It’s freaking 28 degrees!!! So here we are… READY.TO.SHOP!!!

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
We’ve got our walking legs on… Granville and the surrounding areas has so much to offer. So with plenty of Starbucks refreshments (cough cough.. I mean Tim Horton’s of course) we’re off to explore this colourful city!!

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
We’re dedicating a FULL day to ONE street!!! Granville Street and Granville Island is a photographer’s dream. It’s a photographers dream for a photographer who doesn’t have a lot of urban back home!!!

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
All that walking makes Doug a thirsty man!

Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, Canada
I really like this girls sign!!!

Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, Canada
REFRESHMENT TIME!!! … Thank goodness we’ve decided to stay another night in Van City… had our lovely waitress not mentioned what was happening in the Harbour later in the night…

Vancouver City

…We would of missed this!!!

The most spectacular firework show ever! I’ve taken all my 150 odd photos and I still have time to enjoy 10 minutes of the display!!!
Vancouver . outdoes . itself!

Vancouver, Canada
This is for you my foxy friend! No names needed!!

Vancouver, Canada
I may have gone a little fire hydrant crazy!!! Pretty huh?!

Fire Hydrants, Canada
On a serious note. A serious note with a seriously cute picture.
Bears are magnificent animals. A magnificent part of the wild. But that is where they should stay. In the wild.
We saw many signs around and read articles such as this one, where tourists are attracting bears closer with food. Just so they can get a closer shot.
This isn’t good!!! Not good at all. Because if you start attracting the bears into the towns, they think they can get food there. And where there is food, the bears will go!
Canmore put an act in place several years ago. They removed all berry bushes that the bears love so much and secured heavy durable metal bins with latches in place of all rubbish bins. The bears have no reason to come into the town now… and they haven’t seen a bear pass through in years!
But a bear that can’t take a hint or is tempted, gets 3 strikes. If it is caught coming into a township… they are captured and released back into the wild.  On the 3rd strike. The bear is a goner.

The signs we saw around read… “A fed bear… is a dead bear!”. Nobody wants that! Imagine no more Winnie the Pooh!? (Unimaginable isn’t it!!)

Bear Country, Canada
Now that’s the sad factual stuff out of the way… Welcome tooooo BEAR COUNTRY!!! Also known as Whistler!!! Happy to be here!

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
We like Whistler a lot!!!

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Not a bad way to spend a day!

Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada
And not a bad way to spend a night!
Some will disagree (you know who you are) but most will agree… that a Caeser is the most delightful and unique Canadian alcoholic beverage there is. I’m not going to tell you what’s in it…  it’s just one of those things you’ll just have to try when you go! ;-) Let me know what you think!!!

Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada

Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada
Whistler… we like you so much! That we’re going to spend another night with you… with this view… and this for dinner!! That’s right people…. RJ’s, that are only found in NZ… are found in Canaada (imported of course)!!! I’ve got my fix!! Nom Nom!

Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada
Now remember the facts I gave you above… but also remember I went on to say that this is Bear Country! In other words… the bears were here first! It’s 1am and we are on a snack attack at Macca’s, and then we stumble across this little fella on the outskirts of the village. Our first bear sighting!!! YUSSSS!!!

Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada

Alberta, Canada
Nooooo?!!! Is 10 days up already??!! But we just arrived here?? … Back to Canmore we go. 12 hours in one wack!

Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada

Bristish Columbia, Canada
As if my Canadian dream hadn’t already come true. This is my cherry on top.

Bristish Columbia, Canada
Thanks for the best time ever British Columbia!! We WILL be back!!

Bristish Columbia, Canada
Hello again Canmore. I appreciate your mountains that encompass the town. No matter where I look… I see a spectacular view.
I think it’s about time we climb one of you…

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Ha Ling, you make us feel on top of the world…. literally!

Ha Ling, Canmore, Canada

Ha Ling, Canmore, Canada
I made a friend. Let’s call him Chuck!

Canmore, Canada

Ha Ling, Canmore, Canada

Spray Lakes, Canmore, Canada
Ha Ling one day… and in a Helicopter the next. We are flying over Banff National Park. First time in a Helicopter!

Banff National Park, Helicopter Ride, Canada
The Ice Fields are melting fast… So we’re on the road to see them near Jasper National Park. (But not so fast that we won’t get there in time!!)

Ice Fields, Alberta, Canada
And whatta ya know… Yogi Bear and friends thought they oughta make us smile. We’ve just seen 3 more bears! That makes a grand total of 4 bears people!!! STOKED!

Ice Fields, Alberta, Canada
And half the reason why we are here!!! … Is to capture the beautifulness of this amazing couple… Sarah & Graham’s, Canmore Wedding!

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Mounty’s, Poutine (gross), the landscapes and mountains… not to mention the good people who’ve taken care of us. Canada is a dream come true.

And now… I am wondering why on earth you are still sitting here reading? … … Oh… …  you’ve already booked your flights?! … And … you’ve come back to finish the blog?! …. Noooo wayyyy!!!!  You. are. a. star!!! :o)

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Until next time… because.. there will be a next time! …

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Good Night Canmore…

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Good Night Canada…
Thanks for making our hearts grow so much bigger! xoxo