Lynn Canyon

It still amazes me, even after living in Vancouver for three years, just how beautiful this city is. The ability to hop in your car and be in the mountain, or lounging on the beach (when it isn’t freezing cold in the middle of January), or exploring a nearby park; the options are limitless. Having said that, my current favourite place to take friends and family who are visiting is Lynn Canyon. It is free to visit, there is an amazing suspicion bridge, and a small hike that is suitable for nearly everyone. Rob and I were bored last weekend and looking for something to do, and after driving around for a few minutes in North Van (we may or may not have gotten a little lost) we somehow ended up at Lynn Canyon. It was a beautiful day so we decided to hop out and go for a stroll. Below is a few shots from our short hike! Enjoy!

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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.