My Three Favourite Things About Vancouver, BC

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Vancouver is a magical place. It’s the city where the mountain and the ocean meet and for just under three years I was lucky enough to call it home. Although I haven’t been back in over 14 months, I think of it often.

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My Three Favourite Things About Victoria, BC

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The Weather

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victorians are treated to some very non-stereotypical Canadian weather. A temperate climate, Victoria’s winters are mild, rainy and overcast; the summers are dry, sunny and wonderful. It rarely snows, which means that when it does the entire city presses pause. Although it sounds annoying, it’s really quite wonderful because it happens so rarely.

It’s so Green

Victoria has a reputation of being the “City of Gardens” and it’s quite the apt description. From early-March through until mid-September, there is somore sort of garden somewhere. From shrubs and trees, to flowers and vines, the city is covered in plush greenery. It almost makes up for the near-constant cloud coverage in winter.

The city is so proud of its title that each year in March, as the rest of the country is blanketed in snow, Victoria begins its flower count: an annual tradition designed to make the rest of the country feel jealous about their winter weather.

It’s Home:

I’m really quite lucky to call Victoria, BC, Canada my hometown. Despite having not lived there in 12 years (oh god, how did that happen!?) I will always consider Victoria home. Even now, when my home is half-way around the world, when I think of Victoria I still think of home.

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Sunshine Coast

Wanderlust Wednesday is a series where I revisit a past travel adventure and memory. This week, I’m looking back at the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada.

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In my opinion, one of the most relaxing and serene places on the planet is the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada.

Just a 30 minute drive from Vancouver, you’ll find Horseshoe Bay, essentially your gateway to peace, calm, quiet, and very little reception. And after a couple of hours on the ferry (more or less, depending on where on the coast you’re headed), you find yourself away from it all. It’s absolutely amazing, and destination I recommend to any digital nomad.

The above photo was taken from the ferry, a short while into our trek. Maybe it’s because I’m from the coast, but I find myself immediately calmer when I’m near the ocean (even just looking at this photo is helping). I was lucky enough to visit the Sunshine Coast more than a few times, and I often fantasize about one day making it back. Just to get away and enjoy the silence.

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