Kelowna : Day 2 – Gyro Beach & along Pandosy

I continued sitting on the bus 8 from the University of BC – Okanagan all the way to Pandosy Street.  Near here are a series of beaches along Lake Okanagan but the more famous ones is Boyce-Gyro Beach. I got off the bus and then walked on Pandosy Street.  Most of the street ends with… Continue reading Kelowna : Day 2 – Gyro Beach & along Pandosy

Kelowna : Day 1 – Lakeside City Parks

Alone at last!  Heading down from the Knox Mountain, I walked down Ellis Street and then turned to Clement Ave to find myself among modern residential buildings and a series of psark. The parks are next to the Okanagan Lake, a 135 km long water body that runs through the city of Penticton, Kelowna and up to Vernon.  Its more… Continue reading Kelowna : Day 1 – Lakeside City Parks

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Chinatown & Market Square

Early Saturday morning, we were awoken by loud noises coming from the parking lot,   a friendly remainder that 1) I am not at home 2) I’m staying at a hostel in a sketchy area. In any case, our roommates had already departed for the day but we took our time to schedule our morning visits… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Chinatown & Market Square

North Vancouver : Capilano River Regional Park

Admittedly, this is a trip I took last year but never wrote about because I went to my Korean trip shortly afterwards but I found these picture in my computer … Transit: Capilano Regional Park  can be easily accessed via public transit.  From the Waterfront Station, visitors can take the 236 heading to Grouse Mountain.  By… Continue reading North Vancouver : Capilano River Regional Park

Vancouver : Stanley Park Seawall

Nice weather and late sunset means more time to do activities – like walking around the 8.8 km  seawall around Stanley Park! Technically we started at Waterfront Station and walked along the Canada Place through Coal Harbour towards Stanley Park; therefore, we walked more than 8.8 kilometers!  We never intended to walk the whole way but somewhere… Continue reading Vancouver : Stanley Park Seawall

Vancouver : Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory

Alright, so not exactly the most interesting of places this weekend but I suppose it is still a nice getaway from home. The Queen Elizabeth Park is FREE and hence lots of tour buses full of tourists come here.  It is also close to the Canada Line, between King Edward and Oakridge and then taking bus 15… Continue reading Vancouver : Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory