Joffre Lakes

To say that Joffre Lakes is stunning would be an understatement! Rob and I decided to take some well earned vacation this week and thought Whistler would be the perfect overnight getaway! We visited the Scandinavian Spa (which was unreal – and a must do) and spent the night at our friends condo in Whistler. The next morning we were up early and headed toward Pemberton and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park to experience first hand the awesomeness of this hike we have heard all too much about!

It took us about 2.5 hours to get to the third (upper) lake (mostly because I stopped every few minutes to get photos… I was clearly excited), and we took an extra hour to venture around the lake to the campground where there were less people, and many more spots to have our picnic! Surprisingly the hike back down was very fast; taking us only an hour (but we didn’t stop at all for pictures or breaks). Needless to say, I will be back!

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Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Decided to go on a little road-trip adventure today, and ended up at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival! The sun was shining (and I have the burn to prove it), and the crowds were out in full-force to enjoy one final day of the beautiful tulips! Below are my favourite shots from the day – ENJOY!

Back In The Habit

It’s been wayyyy too long since I last captured some cityscape pictures, so it felt great when I managed to get back into the habit last night! It was so mild outside and the skies were the clearest they had been in a while, so I had no excuses! I also realized just how therapeutic photography can be for me. My work life has been absolutely insane lately, and I can’t seem to keep up with it all, but when I get behind my camera and find the perfectly framed shot I somehow forget about the endless to-do lists and countless emails. Speaking of which, I should probably get back to answering a few! Hope you enjoy!

Tower Beach

I’ve heard that Tower Beach at UBC is a nice, quiet spot to check out, but I had no idea just how beautiful it would be! We weren’t really dressed appropriately given the weather, and definitely didn’t have the right shoes on to be trekking through the trails and along the slippery rocky beach, but it was worth it!ย In case you aren’t sure where to locate Tower Beach, check out the map below.

 

Whistler Wonderland

With clear skies in the forecast yesterday was the perfect day for a road trip to Whistler. We hopped in the car, escaped the fog, and arrived just in time for the gondola to be CLOSED for tourists… oh well! We made the most out of the situation and went on a small hike by the creek instead! It truly felt like we were in a “winter wonderland” – there was so much snow and we both needed an escape from the city. It was particularly beautiful as the sun went down and the peeks of each mountain glistened with gold; but I was too busy having a beer to capture that with my camera! Nonetheless, we have already planned our next trip back to ski and to participate in “Winter Pride!”

Niagara Falls

My sister and I found some free time in our calendar’s to make a quick road trip to Niagara Falls. We both hadn’t been since we were very young and wanted to check things out again as adults… and unfortunately we were a little let down. Niagara Falls kind of feels like a cheap version of Vegas (even though neither of us have ever been). All of the shops, stores, and restaurants appear very “gimmicky” – and business try to pull you in with their extra sparkle… but we certainly weren’t fooled. The actual “falls” however were a completely different story. The impressive power of the rushing water as it sprints past you toward the horseshoe shaped cliff is nothing short of impressive; and no gimmicks are needed! One brave soul climbed the fence to get a little too close for comfort, but thankfully he managed to safely return from his trek. All in all, if you haven’t been to Niagara Falls, you should definitely check it out; just don’t plan to stay for more than a day.