Canada’s Most Expensive City Vancouver

Walking around Coal Harbour in Downtown Vancouver where most apartments cost around $10,000,000+. It’s the least affordable housing city in Canada. A recent study has declared Metro Vancouver as having the most expensive housing market in North America beating out cities like Los Angeles, San Jose, and Toronto. Mostly owned by investors from all over the world.

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Walking at White Rock Pier

This beautiful little seaside city is definitely one of the gems of the lower mainland. Lined with cozy coffee shops, ice cream shops, and restaurants. It was such a breathtaking experience. The sun was shining which made our walk around the area a lot nicer. It was also very clean. Beautiful all year round!

Visiting A 127 Year Old Castle – Craigdarroch Castle

The castle of the industrialist’s Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. Feels like we come back in time visiting this place.

Craigdarroch Castle was Constructed in 1890 – “Craigdarroch” means “rocky, oak place” in Gaelic.

Dunsmuirs

 

Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

 

 

Dunsmuirs

 

Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

 

 

 

Dunsmuirs

 

The immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian-era furnishings.

 

 

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Craigdarroch Castle (Victoria BC) stained glass windows

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Craigdarroch Castle (Victoria BC) stained glass windows

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Billiards room on an upper floor

Vancouver Bike Trails Kitsilano to English Bay

A really nice day to bike! We parked at Science World and bike around Kitsilano and back to English Bay. Kitsilano is a laid-back residential area known for the huge saltwater Kitsilano Pool and mountain views from Kitsilano Beach. Stores selling yoga wear, outdoor gear and fashionable clothes line West 4th Avenue, the main drag, and dining options range from waterside seafood spots to long-standing vegetarian eateries. Cultural attractions include the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.