Canada’s claim to fame is that it has the largest shopping mall in the world in the city of Edmonton. Wonder why? I love Canadians and have many friends there. I find they are on the same wavelength as NZ’ers and Australians.
At this time of the year as you can imagine the city fills up. The night show at the stampede was certainly worth the money. Lucky for me my great aunt lives in Calgary and is a hive of information as to what’s on and where.
If you enjoy fishing, kayaking, sailing or windsurfing. It has all the usual cafes, nightclubs, shops, boutiques, art galleries, museums and vineyards where you can go on a wine tasting tour. This is a big vacation spot for Canadians.
They do non-stop flights to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, and Victoria. I flew with Westjet and like them. They haven’t been going for many years yet but already have a good reputation and their fares are very reasonable even when I booked only 2days ahead.
There is so much in this city too. Stanley Park, Robson Street, Granville Island Markets, Lookout Tower, Grouse Mountain, Chinese Gardens. There’s an adventure to be had at every turn. But what surprised me was the number of people on drugs and the fact they don’t hide it (The hostel was soundproof) The street was littered and the syringes left in the street was a bit shocking. Spiking can be a problem. Whether this is correct or not I don’t know but no matter where you are in the world keep an eye on your drinks anyway.
Gardens in all their glory and color, an Astrophysical Observatory, Mount Douglas Park, other parks and lookouts where you can see Mount Baker in the state of Washington, USA.
spending a month there would be so easy and I still don’t think you would get to do everything this beautiful island has to offer. Haven’t done it myself but that has got to be a photographers dream as the scenery is just stunning. Again I have a friend that was living in Victoria at the time of my visit and my Mum has friends there so I had the added advantage of local knowledge and getting driven around.
And not to leave out 2 young gentlemen I have met on my travels – I know where Golden and Lethbridge are and I have stopped in both these places for lunch.…