Post-Christmas in Vancouver

Christmas snuck up on me very quickly this year. Report card frenzy and university assignments took over earlier in the month and it was followed by the Christmas excitement at school. I worked right up until December 22nd this year which didn’t leave much time to explore anything Christmas related in Vancouver before the big day! 

Yesterday I decided I would head downtown to Christmas at Canada Place. I was so excited when I saw this was happening…only to find out it was the 30th year! How in the world had I been oblivious to it all these years? It was a beautiful evening and I thoroughly enjoyed all the lights and decor.

Avenue of Christmas Trees:

Woodward’s Windows:

Fun Fact: In 1993 Canada Place bought all the Christmas window displays from Woodwards when the store closed!

Canada’s North Light Display:

Afterwards I walked to the Four Seasons to look at the Festival of Trees. I only looked at the trees in the first floor lobby but they were quite impressive.

I also had a look at the 76-ft tree outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

It really was an enjoyable day! I already can’t wait until next year. I was one day late to see the Gingerbread Houses at the Hyatt so I’ll have to make sure I see those next year. I’ve seen them several times before and I’m always impressed!

Merry Belated Christmas everyone!❤


Lights at Lafarge

Last night I finally checked out the Lights at Lafarge.  It’s the largest free outdoor light display in the Lower Mainland – they really should charge a small fee! It’s absolutely worth a visit if you haven’t been. 

The lake, which is about 1km around, is surrounded by thousands of Christmas Light displays.

The pathway was crowded but not so crowded that it was frustrating – and this is coming from someone who gets annoyed by people VERY easily (me haha.) 

There is plenty of parking at Town Centre. Although the lots may look full, people appear to be coming and going all the time so it shouldn’t take long to find a spot. Alternatively, you could take the Skytrain to Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station.

The lights are on until January 21st. I recommend popping by if you haven’t already! ❤

My Year In Review: Blogging & Adventure

Another year has just about come and gone so what better time to write a bit of a Year in Review about blogging and adventure?  A better time would probably be once my house is clean and decorated for Christmas but I’ll get to that later.


I started blogging in January and I absolutely love it. I don’t blog regularly but it’s still one of my favourite things to do.

Top 3 Most Viewed Posts: 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tourist in My Own City: Granville Island

Majestic Beauty: Hurricane Ridge

My Top 3 Favourite Posts:

Have a Little Faith: The Story of How Following My Heart Changed Me

Finding My Voice

I Can Laugh Now: Reminiscing About Roadblocks in Amsterdam


I stayed pretty local this year but I did visit some new places and had some fun experiences.

My Top 2 Places Visited:


Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA

My Top 2 Experiences:

Both are places I’ve been to before but I experienced the first in a different way and, well, Granville Island is always one of my favourite places to visit.

Tour Guys Granville Street & Gastown Tour

Granville Island

Moving Forward:

I hope next year I’ll find more of a focus for my blog, but who knows. Maybe it will continue to be a mix of random ramblings. It’s impossible to know what the future holds but I look forward to sharing my adventures and thoughts with you in 2018. ❤

Nature Commitment II

Back in October I posted about my Nature Committment for my Holistic Teaching and Learning class. The semester is coming to an end so I thought I would share the rest of my photos.  I enjoyed paying attention to my surroundings. I was able to find the beauty that surrounds me daily, the beauty that I would normally not notice. My last class may be on Wednesday but that doesn’t mean I need to stop.

    Slow Down. Pay Attention. Appreciate Your Surroundings. Beauty Is Everywhere.