After the hike around Dilworth Mountain, I caught the bus to Orchard Park Mall, where I can refill my water bottle and rest. My old shoes were so dusty and dirty from the hike that I was happy to exchange it for a new pair of walking shoes I found on sale at the mall.
I also had lunch and just wandered around before heading to my next destination – UBC Okanagan. There were many buses that goes up to to UBC-O, such as #97 and #8. I took #8, which is a double Decker bus, the same one as in Victoria! The ride almost took 30 minutes … but the view outside was nice 🙂
The city has such a new young vibe partially because of the school but also because of the tech industry that has been moving in.
Along the way, I felt like I was in the desert … it was yellow and dry but I can now see a lot of grape fields! They thrive in these environments.
Finally arrived in the University! I thought it was going to be big, so I took some photos of the map then walked to their courtyard. Wow! Such college vibrant ~ the students were all outside in studying, chatting, and enjoying the sunshine.
Walking up the stairs towards the school leads me to another set of stairs. I think this is the arts building. It was built in 2005, pretty new no?
What is the most interesting thing is the residential area .. it looks really nice!
I didn’t go into any of the buildings because class were in session and I felt like I didn’t belong, no matter how much I pretended to be a student … lol
So I went to check out their walking trail! The school described it as trails to clear the mind .. or something like that. I went to the Pine Trail which is the furthest from the campus. I only wanted to walk a little bit of it … it seems kind of secluded. Plus, there are bears!
The rest of the school … I just came for 1.5 hours or so …
I had some time left so the next stop was.. the beach!