Out of Office: Road Trip to Canada
WORKKPARTY has been quite busy out of the office this summer. From weddings, to work travel, to solar eclipse mania! Between KK and I, we have been all over the continent this summer.
This road trip to Canada, like much of WORKKPARTY's Summer was a whirlwind. Taking off on Friday to return on Sunday, we attempted to jam everything we could in. Including the 6 hour drive to and from. *Can someone say Are we there yet?*
The road trip was originally planned for the annual Lululemon SeaWheeze festival. It is a yoga, half marathon, and music festival in one! The best part, FREE SAMPLES! This event is so popular that the marathon tickets sell out in minuets. Most likely because your run entry earns you a pair of Lululemon pants.
*4, 3, 2, 1...swag swag swag*
This is the reason why, yours truly, didn't get to participate in the run. So instead the rest of the crew explored and ate while my roommate ran. *We're obviously great cheerleaders*
First stop was Seattle at the Grand Opening of the Halal Boys. We weren't the only ones craving them as the line wrapped around the corner block. We opted out of THE BOYS, being on a time schedule to get our friend her race packet. *Just means a special trip to Seattle later!!** At the packet pick-up, we enjoyed the pre-yoga party and the lovely Vancouver waterfront.
Next stop; our Airbnb accommodations. Located just 15 minuets from downtown Vancouver, newly renovated and very friendly host. They provided water for all 6 of us, along with little maps of activities and breweries in the area. It fit our group of 6 perfectly for our short stay.
In true WORKKPARTY fashion, no matter where we go together or separately, food is ALWAYS a part of our adventure. We both surround ourselves with food lovers. First stop for fuel, after our long day in the car, was JAPADOGS. A MUST, we were told by friends who've visited.
Must try: Shichimi & Garlic fries WITH Wasibi Mayo
Restaurant Recommendation: Wildebeest
Bone Marrow Scrambled Eggs. Need I say more?! Earl Grey infused whisky. I Die. When I go back to Canada I'm coming here again, I'm not kidding. This place was stumbled upon in our desperate need for food. And boy am I glad we did. We attempted a well known spot in Vancouver (simply google best breakfast and you can guess where we originally started) where there was a 3 hour wait. We ain't about that life, when we're dying of hunger from...umm not running. Menu items like bone marrow scramble or cinnamon toast crunch was the perfect cure for our hunger. We also got some very yummy cocktails to go with our brunch; I got their Tennessee Tea cocktail and we also got the White Dog. Both of which are highly recommended. I might have to attempt to re-create these delicious cocktails.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
A must see when in Vancouver, BC is the suspension bridge park, along with Stanley Park where the festival was. Vancouver is very beautiful, filled with nature activities that are definitely worth seeing. No words could describe the wonders of nature. Pictures don't even do it justice.
Richmond Night Market
This fun food filled night market is of another world. Open from May to the first week of October this outside night market was on our priority list. Imagine a food cart park on steroids. Add in Asian food on top of that = heaven. Everything from grilled squid, to Taiwanese snow cone, to spiral potatoes on a stick. For sure a food lovers paradise.
Check out my short video of this whirlwind road trip!
Although this destination deserves more than 48 hours to explore everything it has to offer I am glad I got that little time to do so. If you ever have a chance to visit this lovely city roam around and stumble upon shops and eateries. Sometime you'll never know what you'll find.
Just do it, Eh?