During Reading Week I went to Vancouver with my family so I wanted to share a quick blog post about some of the fun things I got up to while I was there (and maybe provide inspo for when other people have time off). While some of these are Vancouver specific, there’s also a lot of overlap between both cities (the other being here aka Toronto), so I thought this could also be used as a list of weekend activities!
Technically, this was not my first time in Vancouver because I was there as an infant, however this is the first time I came back with memories. To set the scene: the weather was mild, and the days were surprisingly sunny except for the first Saturday which was endlessly rainy.
1. We went to a nature conservatory, and it felt like the tropics!
2. My parents are both artists so a staple feature of all our trips is visiting as many art galleries as possible.
4. My own go-to activity when we travel is shopping, here’s a photo from a store of which I’m hoping will inspire me to reorganize my closet.
And, this is the best souvenir I have ever found (it is a pin for the bird named Blanca from the conservatory, they make pins of all the birds there!).
Then, after what felt like a very short week, we flew back home over the mountains.
Altogether I felt refreshed. Before Reading Week I was feeling increasingly overwhelmed by school work, however I always feel like I get a bunch of new ideas (some for my midterm essays!) when I get a change of scenery and experience art and nature. Therefore, here’s a little reminder that if the school season seems to be getting difficult don’t be afraid to take a little break, take a walk in a park or visit some art galleries. Every breath of fresh air counts!