#8 best destination in the world

VanDusen Garden’s Elizabethan Hedge Maze

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  • 1 of 6 Elizabethan hedge mazes in North America
  • Made of 3,000 pyramidal cedars all planted in 1981 and slowly grown into the form of the maze

Stanley Park

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  • Public park almost entirely surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay
  • Originally used by the indigenous peoples for thousands of years before British Columbia was colonized by the British during the 1858 Fraser Canyon Gold Rush
  • Most of the manmade structures present in the park were built between 1911-1937

Capilano Suspension Bridge

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  • Simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River
  • Originally built in 1889
  • Rebuilt in 1956
  • Consisting of seven footbridges suspended between old-growth Douglas Fir trees on the west side of the canyon, forming a walkway up to 98 ft above the forest floor

Royal BC Museum

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  • British Columbia’s natural and human history museum
  • Includes three permanent galleries: Natural History, Becoming BC, and the First Peoples Gallery
  • Collections comprise approximately 7 million objects, including natural history specimens, artifacts, and archival records.
  • Touring exhibitions have included artifacts related to the RMS Titanic, Leonardo da Vinci, Egyptian artifacts, the Vikings, the British Columbia gold rushes and Genghis Khan.

Free Spirit Spheres

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  • Spherical Tree Houses that are suspended from the trees by ropes, suspended in the forest canopy.

Whistler Blackcomb

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  • Largest ski resort in North America and has the greatest uphill lift capacity

Lost Lake (Whistler)

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  • Highly rated scenic lake

Othello Tunnels

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  • Hiking destination with railway tunnels built through a granite mountain in the early 1900s

Spotted Lake (Osoyoos)

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  • Most of the water in the lake evaporates over the summer, revealing colourful mineral deposits
  • Large “spots” on the lake appear and are colored according to the mineral composition and seasonal amount of precipitation
  • There is a roadside sign telling visitors that the lake is a cultural and ecologically sensitive area, and a traditional medicine lake for the Okanagan Syilx people

Myra Canyon Park

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  • In 1897-1898, responding to the rush for Kootenay gold, silver and other minerals being mined, the CPR built the Crow’s Nest Pass line
  • In August of 2003 a lightning strike in Okanagan Mountain Park started a rapid growth forest fire
  • The massive fire burned for nearly a month consuming 270 homes and 26,000 hectares of forest and parkland, including 12 of the wooden trestles, while damaging the two steel bridges, the trail itself, rock faces and many amenities built up over the past ten years
  • The trestles were rebuilt in 2008

The Enchanted Forest

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  • Over 350 statues created by artists using hand-sculpted cement
  • Fairytale and nursery rhyme themed forest

Emerald Lake

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  • The lake got its name because of its remarkable color, caused by fine particles of glacial sediment, also referred to as rock flour, suspended in the water

Costs

Number of Days: 15 days

Best Time To Fly: April-early June, Sept-Oct

Airline ticket: $214

Seattle -> Vancouver (round trip)

Food: $39/day x 15 days = $585

Rental Car: $44/day x 15 days = $660

Gas: $167

Entertainment: $442

Airbnb: $145 x 15 days = $2,175

TOTAL: $4,243