This summer, I made a trip through West Canada and it was amazing. When people ask me what was my favorite part of the trip, I honestly have a hard time answering. But I managed to narrow my list of awesome things I did in West Canada down to five. Here they are:
1. Road Trip to Dinosaur Park
I rented a car with three other travellers I met at my hostel and we drove from Calgary to famous Dinosaur Park. Full disclosure: we were a bit hangover and exhausted and the mosquitoes tried to eat us raw, but the view was totally worth it.
2. Alberta’s Lakes
Louise, Lorraine, Agnes … There are so many beautiful lakes in Alberta. All cozy between icy mountains and rich-green firs. I must’ve taken a thousand photos of lakes during my trip.
3. Surfing in Tofino
This is something I’m going to remember my whole life: The day I pretended I wasn’t completely terrified of surfing and signed up for a class. And I had the most fun I’d had in a long time. (The only bummer is that I don’t have any pictures of this glorious day to show you guys how badass I was—okay, I was medium-badass, but still!) You’ll have to take my word for it: I surfed in Tofino and I was really-medium-badass-good at it.
4. Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge
I love heights. Like, I really love heights. So when I learned there was a 140-meter-long and 70-meter-high suspension bridge in Vancouver, I had to go.
5. Camping with the Bears
Okay, so I didn’t actually meet a bear during my trip—I’m still not sure exactly if I’m lucky for that—but everywhere I camped there were severe warnings concerning food and trash that might attract them, because apparently they’re like everywhere in Banff. Still, it was my first experience of solo camping and I’m glad I didn’t let the fear stop me.
That’s it for me!
Have you been to West Canada?
What were your favorite things to do?