hey they’re all you grrr travelers welcome
back! today I’m going to share with you some of the best things to do when
you’re in Vancouver! I’m gonna get the day pass today. Here is my unlimited pass. Here we are in Vancouver. Nice city. Pretty clean too. [Music]
want to know what this building is it’s a gorgeous building. I will definitely have to come back to this. 00:00:31,130 –>00:00:33,580
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this is just scratching the tip of the iceberg! [Music] And there’s a best buy. I’ve seen that store before. Is that a daiso? I think they just found a detour . This looks like a huge Starbucks. We’re in downtown
Vancouver right now walking along Granville Street We have orpheum,
vogue and right across the street you have venue.
Walk down here you’ll notice there’s Hall of fame walk. I’m taking it this is the musical parts of
I didn’t know was a hostel. Not sure I like that. Originally when I looked online it looked more
like a hotel slash hostel. the older I get the more I try to avoid like
party environments. [Music] it’s actually been surprisingly good I
mean initially the initial shock was like a shock. but then the people here
turned out to friendly, there’s free breakfast. the security or the luggage
storage it’s like super safe to have separate place for it and there’s a
person watching all the luggage so it’s just it’s been amazing.
It’s been a really great stay here. Vancouver is just a very visually compelling
city to walk around iin. Look at all those lights this feels like New York
feels like Chicago feels like San Francisco. all these architectural forms
just brings this color and this dynamic… brings the city to light. If you
look down the street you can see the edges of the building lines and they
create like interesting patterns. [Music]
the buildings here are so diverse. and [Music]
clearly one that’s pet friendly. [Music] so I took bus number 52 to False Creek
South here and now we’re going to go there. on
Granville Island you’ll find a lot of shops markets but sell a lot of handmade
local goods. smack dab in the center of all these stores you’ll find the
Granville Island public market. so this marketplace is kind of like a smattering
of everything it’s got products or produce to
fill your kitchen with. gourmet items as just fun things to eat with a little bit
of curiosity and imagination some of these things are very interesting. as
well as crafts. [Music]
Pot pies. And then banana cream pies. I can tell that this is gonna get a
workout. thank you. I’ve picked up some sweet baked goods from
Stewart’s .there we go got the maple cheesecake. oh that doesn’t rich right? and it’s exactly all that I imagined and
more. oh my god. you can definitely taste a cheesecake
and they’ve got the maple in it. I can feel my thighs growing right now. this is
so good. day #2 my hostel just had like a really good breakfast. yesterday we got
around Vancouver using the unlimited day pass, but it’s also cold and a little
rainy and I know that I’d want some information about the city and the city
along the way. so today I decided to take a date tour with LandSea tours.
we’re at the stanley park totem poles. the totem poles are designed or created
by the First Nations people, which are an indigenous tribe of Canada. it says that
it takes roughly around three hours to translate the stories of an entire pole.
a wolf, lightning snake… these were constructed because the First Nation
people did not have like a written language at the time, so they used art
work to tell their story. I definitely have to come back to explore
the park more and to see this view. so back on the bus. When the tide is at its
lowest you can actually walk entirely around that rock. and that she’s
about five six feet off the ground there. When the tides is at its highest is kind
of lapping around to her flippers there. so you can see we are getting towards
the higher tides mark. this is Lions Gate Bridge. I’m headed out to prospect point where I
heard that I can… holy moly! oh my god. here at prospect point you’ll be
Able to find an amazing mind-blowing view of Vancouver and Lions Gate Bridge. Check that out. oh yeah that’s what I’m talking about. [Music]
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We’re at Granville public market during the day and it’s a completely different feeling from the night. [Music] Canada is
known for its seafood and salmon. so one thing to try is it’s smoked salmon
sticks so these are normal smoked salmon sticks,
these have the maple in them and these are candied ones. another you have to try
to see here is a bag of candied salmon. they even have maple flavored ones too.
but the are smoked salmon. I’m excited but kinda scared here too. wonderfully smoke flavor tastes like a
little bit of sugar in it but see this is like soft very tender salmon jerky.
they like the bomb. glad I got a bag of this. that salmon is really good.
although I don’t imagine my breath would be smelling too good. okay back on the bus. are you afraid of
heights? because if you are then maybe this next spot will not be for you. we’re
at the Vancouver lookout. A 360-degree walking view of the entire city. maybe you just shouldn’t look down.
Downtown Eastside there you go. Dominion building right over there. Mount
Baker.. must be all the way down there. Lions Gate Bridge we were just there.
we’re at Capilano bridge at a very special time. right now they have a lot
of canyon lights. where it is 230 feet high. it’s a long way down.
it’s definitely bouncy but all the people on here I feel like my legs are
still bouncing. okay let’s go this way to the treetops adventure. I can’t believe
someone went up and strung all these lights. It’s a little different from stringing
up house lights during Christmas. the treetops adventure pretty much walking
along shorter suspension bridges. go from tree to tree… right there. To tree… now
we’re at the cliff walk. these are reminding me of those crazy bridges that
you see in photos … of like, I think it’s China. we’re hugging along the side of a
cliff. Past the point of no return… but yeah people are still roaming
around it I was assuming it’s because there’s restaurants to play around here.
let’s see better can I say these have daiso right there. they definitely see
a lot more Asian stores , so Tony moly or Nature Republic. [Music]
Hoping the food court is open today. okay so here I am in Aberdeen Centre food court filled
with different types of Asian food varieties. We’re not at a loss for stuff to eat here. [Music]
first I have to stop off in 7-eleven. today my plan is to go to Lynn Canyon to
do a little hiking, come back visit Gastown as well as meet up with my good
friend Henry for some tacos. I’m gonna go off and grab an unlimited day pass so I can get around as well as use the Seabus which I think will be fun. [Music] [Applause]
sky trains, buses and sea bus.. right now I’m following through on some of your
recommendations when I did my shout-out on Instagram and Facebook. You recommended lynn canyon
as a backup for Capilano Suspension Bridge which can be
a little pricey for travelers. this is huge. [Music]
Lonsdale quay. Lynn Valley. [Music] so we have an adventure ahead of us.
[Music] Swear appropriate Footwear, okay. versus
that. don’t do that. wear bright colors well maybe not that. Stay
in the marked trails. stick together and let someone know where you’re going and when
you plan to be back . Okay, two out of five maybe. okay there are more warnings. this
One in particular… so Lyn canyon bridge is nowhere near as long Capilano suspension bridge. But it is free
and when you go into the wilderness you’re going into the wilderness. you can do hikes, there are
waterfalls, there swimming holes apparently.
[Music] Wow imagine being a salmon and swimming up that.
wish I had a whole day to explore this and do hike
[Music] these are Lichen and when you see them
growing in trees, it kind of signals that the area here is that’s really
clean air. this is like a fairy tale grass bed. Wow.
It’s what you see in fairy tales. breathe deep, breathe deep. Wow this
waterfront terminus or waterfront station. you can rent bikes her.e oh there
there we are (wifi) connected. this is ideal that I discovered it here in waterfront
station because I’m right, at four o’clock. I’m meeting my friend. Hi. [Music] Henry is a friend of mine from online. He’s a photographer. I’ve been following you for a while. Same here I follow your videos. one thing about this particular Starbucks
coffee which is right in front of us. Even though it’s got a nondescript sign,…
here let’s say that March 5, 1987 this first making Starbucks that’s opened the doors to
I just bought a cookie here.Here we’re standing at the Statue of Gassy
Jack is considered the founding father of Gastown. his name is actually Jack
Deighton. he had settlements here. you had business this year and so this area is
basically an origin place for the city of Vancouver. gastown is full of
restaurants, boutique and coffee shops… a it’s the historical part of what we consider
the city of Vancouver. there’s some nice places to eat here, very innovative
places to eat here .I think I want to try the minced tart? So Henny was just saying
that this particular bar here 131 water …you can go ahead and have a
drink and play games for games you can cover gastown from one end to the other
within 15-20 minutes. there is the steam clock here . this steam clock goes off every
quarter of an hour. that was cool. where’s that tune from? dun dun duh. oh my
god can’t you just fall in love with the city at night? this is one side of canada
place where a cruise ship can dock. uh-huh. so this is Canada place.
also known as the vancouver convention center east. so a gunshot went
off .. a huge one. every night at nine o’clock there is a gun that sets
off an explosion every night at 9 o’clock. yep Stanley Park . I thought it it’s like
a cannon. yeah but it’s not a real canon. oh look look at the moon. look at that do
you see that low crest right there. is it the moon? no that’s not.
is that so what your point of that is Grass Valley
uh-huh 3,900 feet which we call a local hill so it’s not very tall here in
Vancouver. but the lights are from the ski hill reflected on the clouds. oh
that’s a ski hill – h so it’s clearly open for skiing. It looks really cold. There’s two ski hills… three.
three! is that a third one right there, the little dot. that’s cypress grouse mountain. Seymour,
cypress ah ski complex there the head is grouse mountain and right below them you
have a floating Chevron station. So you have Seymour, Grouse and Cypress. you will find
a Tim Horton’s or Timmy’s everywhere. it’s a very popular coffee and donut
shop. it’s what Dunkin Donuts is for Americans
except for it’s even more popular with Vancouverites.
[Music] that was about coffee double cream
double sugar you have double double tea. double double tea. but Henry was showing
me this— $10 bills. What’s interesting about this common domination that is a vertical or
portrait format all the other bill was commonly used
in horizontal or landscape the other thing which is really cool
with that because it’s a common denomination everybody to have $10 bill
will look at this woman not just a woman but a woman of color. So cheers to you
Canada for being progressive . it’s about time. And eco friendly, and human rights oriented… and… Japadog seems to be a thing of
Vancouver. this is the first most popular… even
this is going to be with bonito flakes and cabbage. I want to get this one
right here . I want the number two Okonomi. yeah there is no
Japadog in Japan. and this is a vegetarian one. YUM willing it up I like pocket yes
suppose it’s Monday oh it’s Japanese okonomi.
Japanese mayonaise. okonomi is like influence from Japan. it
is like a pancake, a vegetable pancake, [Music]
Wow The okonomi sauce and the mayonnaise
Japanese mayonnaise makes a huge difference. I can taste the bonito flakes a
little is a unique flavor with the bonito flakes
against the hotdog itself. Wow really good. thanks for watching, let me know
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