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This summer I had the incredible opportunity to travel and work remotely in BC. Having lived in Toronto my whole life, I was completely blown away by the endless mountains, water, and scenic landscapes that encompassed BC. I spent the majority of my time in Vancouver, and used the weekends to check out Kelowna, Whistler, and Tofino, and I have to say….I am completely obsessed with this province. The trip was so incredibly special, (and very hard to leave!). If you know me, you know that I live for health and wellness, nature, food, wine, and coffee, and BC delivered all of that and more. I scouted out all of the “it” spots, with a few hidden gems I discovered myself, and I am so excited to share them all with you!  I also included some things that I wish I had time to do but will do next time! Pro Tip: Vancouver is big into happy hours – literally almost every single restaurant offers an incredible happy hour between 3-6, so definitely research each spot before you go because you could be in for half-priced everything 😉 ENJOY!!

Coffee/Baked Goods:

  • Small victories
  • Nemesis
  • 49th Parallel
  • Beaucoup Bakery


  • Minami or Miku – upscale sushi worth every bite (go for happy hour!)
  • Ahn & Chi – delicious Vietnamese cuisine! 
  • Ask for Luigi- amazing italian and aperol spritz *not a great area but close to Gastown
  • Chewies- go for happy hour oysters! 
  • Joe fortes- rooftop patio for seafood
  • The Greek- I loved the Yaletown location
  • Field & Social- amazing grab and go salads)
  • Nook- I love the Kits location. If you can’t get a table I suggested ordering pizza + aperol spritz to go and watching the sunset on the beach with a blanket! 
  • Turf Living- health salads, sandwiches, and more – obsessed with this spot! 
  • Heirloom- incredible vegetarian restaurant! Get the kale caesar salad! 
  • Beach House Restaurant in West Van (go here on drive home from Whistler) – Gorgeous oceanside vibe with great food! 
  • Hundy Burgers – casual spot on 4th ave!
  • Tacofino – casual spot on 4th ave! 
  • Lees Donuts (granville island market!)
  • Candied Sockeye salmon (get from any vendor at Granville Island Marketing…sooo delicious!)
  • Chickpea food truck
  • Nuba – delicious mediterranean 
  • Suika – incredible japanese! 
  • Rain or Shine Icecream 


  • Keefer Bar
  • Diamond – a speakeasy cocktail bar with a great vibe! 
  • The Stable House Bistro- incredible wine bar with an epic patio!
  • The Cider House – one of the many awesome spots on Yew Street
  • Parallel 49 Brewing- get the mezcal gose – one of my favourite breweries ever

Vancouver: Activities + Things to do:

  • Walk or bike along the seawall
  • Rent bikes and bike the seawall to stanley park
  • Walk along 4th avenue 
  • Yaletown
  • Gastown
  • Granville Island Market
  • Hike the Grouse Grind
  • Yew Street – very coastal vibey street in Kitslano!
  • Kitslano (Kits) Beach
  • Rent kayaks in deep cove and stroll along Gallant ave (pick up honey’s donuts!)
  • Quarry rock in deep cove
  • Olympic Village 
  • Bowen lookout
  • Capilano Suspension bridge 
  • North Arm Farm 


  • Stop in squamish on the way to Whistler and do the Chief Hike!
  • Accommodation: Fairmount Chateau 
  • The Ascent Trail (this is a hike up the mountain!)
  • Lost Lake + Green Lake Hiking Trails (more of leisurely walking trail)
  • Peak to peak Gondola 
  • Araxi for dinner….fine dining but worth every bite!
  • Sushi Village
  • Scandinave Spa


*Kelowna has a few different wine regions and we went to some in Kelowna and Wine Country, but we definitely didn’t get to everything! Will definitely be back!  

  • Accommodation: Sparkling Hills Resort + Spa
  • Elite Mile wine tours – incredible wine tours  –  Mile the owner was such a wonderful guide!
  • Wineries: Mission Hill Winery (we booked an incredible 4-course dinner at the Terrace Restaurant), Quail’s Gate, 50th Parallel, Summerhill, Hatch, Arrow Cellars, Ex Nihilo, Gray Monk, Kitsch
  • Check out beaches at Lake Okanagan and Lake Kalamalka 
  • Sunday Farmers Market in Kelowna 

Tofino: OBSESSED!!!!!!!!

  • Accommodation: Pacific Sands
  • Surfing (we rented at Long Beach Resort and Surf Sisters)
  • Chinook Salmon Fishing
  • Whale Watching
  • Walk around the main streets(Campbell Street, Main Street etc)
  • Go to Pettinger Point with a glass of wine and blanket at sunset!
  • Rhino Coffee
  • Tofino Coffee Roasters
  • Tofino Brewing Co – amazing vibes, salmon jerky and beer!
  • Casual eats: Tacofino Food Truck, Surfside Grill, Shed
  • Dinner/Nicer eats: Wolf in the Fog (make a reservation as soon as you see this!), Shelter, 1909, Kuma
  • Ice cream: Chocolate Tofino
  • Beaches: Cox Bay Beach, Chesterman Beach, Long Beach