Vancouver is one of Canada's largest cities. It is on the west coast of Canada and it is a beautiful city with a fine mixture of nature, modernity and culture.
Stanley Park is a wonderful place to take a walk in nature. It is situated next to the main downtown area of Vancouver and offers a perfect example of how modern life can mix in with the supernatural wonder of Canada.
30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the true wild of nature awaits. One park that is good for children and adults is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. It is a good place to experience some old growth forests without venturing too far from the city.
Because Vancouver is a coastal city, marine life is plentiful. One way to experience this life is to go to the world famous Vancouver aquarium. Situated between Stanley Park and the downtown sector, it is a very convenient location.
While Vancouver is full of natural and cultural places to see, make sure you bring some spare clothes because you never know when we might have a massive water fight.
BC Ferries operates a vast system of ferries in and around the Georgia Straight. In order to get to Cortes Island, we will need to take 3 ferries.
The first one is from Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay).
After a drive from Nanaimo to Campbell River, the second ferry is from Campbell River to Quadra Island (Quathiaski Cove).
After crossing Quadra Island, we will take the third and final ferry from Quadra Island (Heriot Bay) to Cortes Island (Whaletown).
Cortes Island is an isolated island where you can get a glimpse into another way of living.
The scenery is stunning and there are many opportunities to go swimming and beach walking
We will stay at the Linnaea Farm House on Linnaea Farms which is an organic cooperative farm.
You will wake up next to Gunflint Lake and have a morning swim.