To build my own hype for my third year back at SHUX I thought I’d share some photos of my travels around the first two and to share some tips of what to do based on my own personal highlights.
THINGS TO SEE OUTSIDE
Firstly every year in August is the Vancouver Mural Festival. Although you’ll have missed the festival itself, do yourself a favor and make some time to go visit the street art whilst you’re there. My photos don’t do it justice. https://www.vanmuralfest.ca/
Running for a few weeks around SHUX is the Vancouver International Film Festival aka VIFF. It’s absolutely brilliant, with a great atmosphere and a wonderful array of movies.
The city is an absolute delight, be sure to get yourself outside and walking around the coastline as often as you can.
The Grouse Grind / Grouse Mountain. Although the hike won’t be for everyone I loved it and the beer at the top tasted all that sweeter. If you don’t fancy hiking up there is the choice of a cable car and the views are most certainly worth the trip. Not only that there is a wonderfully charming lumberjack show at the top which I found surprisingly entertaining.
One big recommendation I’d have for you is to do the Vancouver walking tour. I went with Forbidden Vancouver (https://forbiddenvancouver.ca/lost-souls-of-gastown-vancouver-tour/) a tour led by real actors, so adding that extra slice of theatre to your average tour.
One of my favorite parts of Vancouver was just walking around the city. Seeing the “old” (in quotes as I’m from England, nothing here is old to me) houses, the gardens, book shops, markets and more. It really is an absolute treat of a city to explore.
Feel free to share your own photos if you’ve got them.