Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains

So….here are some pictures of our trip.

Day 1


Here we are in Chinatown on our first day in Vancouver.  This was the Sun Yat-sen Park.  We also went to downtown Vancouver, but I don’t think that was the most interesting part of our trip.

Day 2:

We stayed in a hotel by the lake on the second night.  The scenery was just overwhelming.  We arrived just at the hotel just as the sky was changing into a wardrobe of evening colors.  The glorious sights reminded me of God’s creativity–He truly is the Original Painter.

IMG_0034 IMG_0037 IMG_0039 IMG_0042 IMG_0047 The building with the red roof was our hotel.  It was the best place we stayed during the whole vacation.

Day 3: 

We went up this huge mountain to get a grand view of Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains.  We had to take some tram thing…I don’t remember what it was called.

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Our tour bus was one of those FOB tours.  My parents got silly and started imitating the FOBs.  Christina Chiang would be so proud.

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We also got to go to the river where they shot the Marilyn Monroe movie…The River of No Return.

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Day 4:

This was the most interesting day.  We went to Chateau Lake Louise, a HUMONGOGIGANTIC five star hotel built right next to Lake Louise.  We didn’t stay for the night there, but we did have a $50 buffet lunch there.  The food was awesome!!!  But I forgot to take pictures.  =(

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After lunch, we headed off to the Columbia Icefields.  This is just a huge glacier.  We were able to bring empty water bottles to fill with glacier water.

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Day 5

This day was not interesting at all.  All we did was drive back to Vancouver.  So…guess what I did.  READ, of course. 

Day 6

We went to Victoria on Vancouver Island.  We had to take the ferry, which takes tour buses and cars across.  Then we visited the capitol, which had horse drawn carriages!!!!  I really wanted to ride on one, but we didn’t have time.  We also visited Butchart Gardens, which just had a ton of flowers.

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Day 7:

We had some time to explore Vancouver before going to the airport to come back to good ole LA.  Vancouver really reminded me of Hong Kong.  And the food was awesome!!!  We didn’t have a car, so we had to walk from our hotel to the malls, and on the way, we had to pass by houses that would be the perfect setting for scary movies with haunted houses.

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And so comes the conclusion to a week of living in Canada.  I’d rather live in LA anyday even if the Vancouver airport is 100 times cleaner and prettier than LAX.

IMG_0363 The Vancouver airport had like hundreds of stores and restaurants.  And it didn’t smell old like LAX.  And the lines were faster!!!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. bingfyre says:

    wow 😀  looks like a great vacation.
    oh man… those pictures of your parents pretending to be fobby are PRICELESS.  if even i was laughing out loud, i wonder if christina’s gonna hurt herself.
    and heh… you’re so hopelessly attached to LA, sigh.  and LAX isn’t even that old.  you should see some other parts of the country (and then run back to LA) :p

  2. connsters says:

    Hi Christina! Your pictures look great! I was in Vancouver for a couple of days last May and I absolutely adored it. Seeing your pictures brings back some memories. Hope you’re doing well! =)

  3. chrissstinac says:

    OMG just saw this post. LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures of your parents. AWESOMENESS to the CORE.

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