Our first family trip was amazing – Arlo flew like a champ, he slept and played on the 5 hour plane ride there and back. I had my reservations about travelling with a little one but parents… You can do it!!!
What better time to explore then on maternity leave.
We will be covering our top highlights of the trip, must see’s and of course where to eat… Cause you know I like to eat 😂.
Day 1 Van City
Arlo and I explored Vancouver city, we drove through Stanley park (the rain kept us indoors). *Always keep umbrella within close proximity when in B.C. It took approximately 20-25 minutes to drive through the park with views of the sea wall, totem poles, and beautiful lush greenery.
After Stanley park we drove down to explore Gas Town approximately 15 minutes away. We grabbed a quick bite to eat at Tacofina – we had the fish tacos, service was fast and the meal was delicious. From here we explored the boutiques, got some awesome hand made chocolate from East Van Roasters.
We capped off our night with dinner at Miku off Granville St. Highly recommend if your a sushi lover. This was by far some of the best sushi B and I have tried thus far.
Day 2 Called for some adventure…
We started our afternoon at the Capliano suspension bridge in North Vancouver. If you are afraid of heights I wouldn’t recommend it. It was $40 per adult and opened from 11-9. It was a beautiful experience that could take anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on how many trails you want to explore. Babies are free and able to explore as long as they are in a baby carrier. I will let the images speak for itself.
Next stop Shannon Falls – free admission and was an easy stop over on our drive over to Whistler. It only took 5 minutes to get to the falls from the parking lot. Pictures don’t do it justice.
My highlight of the trip was taking in the scenic drive and mountain views from Vancouver to Whistler. The drive was approximately 2 hours.
Whistler, time for some rest & relaxation.
We stayed at the Four Seasons and were upgraded to a suite which was so nice after our long drive. They surprised us with a beautiful dessert & goodies for Arlo. Service was superior and our room was beautiful with a view of the mountain s. We also enjoyed an afternoon of complimentary wine tasting at their restaurant Sidecut.
Peaked Pies – One of our fav meals on the trip, an assortment of meat pies topped with mashed potatoes, mushed green peas and gravy. $20.00 for dinner and we were in pie heaven. The chicken, and steak pies were delicious.
Mama was able to get an hour to herself – The resort offered a much appreciated Yoga class taught onsite, the instructor was great and worked with everyone’s different skill sets.
B took part in one of his most memorable runs of the year around Lost lake.
All in all we had an amazing first family vacation filled with exploring, great eats, and some well needed rest & relaxation. Traveling as a family of 3 has a whole new meaning, we planned and loved every single bit of it.
Happy family travels from my love nest to yours,