I was in Vancouver, my two sisters came to Canada to see me and we three
sisters traveled to Canadian Rockies Mountains together for three days
and I showed them around Vancouver for 4 days from 20th to 26th of July
2002. It was the first time that we traveled abroad togather. This travel
was most exciting one in my life because we had a lot of adventures
by only ourselves and all days were such nice days.
two sisters, Yoshiko and Kyoko flew to Vancouver from Japan and
then we three flew to Calgary. We rent a car at the Calgary airport
and then drove to Banff. (133km)My younger sister, Kyoko drove and
my older sister, Yoshiko and I were kind of navigators. We had never
experienced to drive in other countries so we were very nervous
first. Although we lost our ways several times, we did such a good
and safe job! We walked around Banff city and stayed at Rimrock
Rezort Hotel which is a very gorgeous hotel in Banff
for three days!
We had such a delicious breakfast at the hotel
and we drove to Columbia Icefield (186km) visiting a lot of lakes.
It was such a long way, but we are just impressed by Canadian
nature. Especially, Lake Lousise, Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake
were amazing! Seeing is believing! Just go and see them!
We went to the top of Sulphur Mountain by gondola. We saw a panoramic
view in Banff. Just gorgeous! We tried horseback riding from Banff
Springs Hotel for one hour. It was first time for my sisters.
They were very afraid but also excited. After that, we had strong
pains in our crotches and legs.You know, Canadian horseback riding
is a very hard sports. We had to control our horses by ourselves.
They were sometimes not nice!!We drove back to Calgary in the
afternoon. We drove to a lot of places by ourselves. Especially,
My younger sister, Kyoko did good job! We flew back to Vancouver
in the evening.
two sisters came to Canada for the first time and they are just amazed
at such a beautiful scenery. We got a lot of minus ion. You know, air
here is quite different from Japan. comfortable!!!
drove from Banff to Columbia Icefield. It was a quite long driving and
we were so tired, but we could see such spectacular views on our way.
did canoeing in Lake Louise. The color of water was real emerald green.
How beautiful! Yoshiko was really good at paddling a canoe. Kyoko and
I were just comfortable because of her good job!
the top of Sulphur mountain, we saw some lovely nature squirrels! We
didn't feed them, but they were us all the time! So cute-!
was a quite long driving so we sometimes need to take rests. I don't
really remember this lake because there were so many beautiful lakes
in Canadian Rockies.
wanted to take a picture of three of us, but there was of course no
one! We put our camera on our car and then took this picture! Very nice,
Moraine Lake. See the color of water! According to the sun light , the
color was changing! Just incredible! Kyoko looks much betterin this
the top of Sulphur mountain we saw such a nice view of Banff. we came
in the early morning so we were only three there. Oh with some squirrels!
Very quiet and fresh!
We were so tired after our short trip to Canadian Rockies Mountains
so we were sleeping until noon. From today I had to show my sisters
around Vancouver because I know Vancouver very much. I was a kind
of tour guide lived here for 1 year and half and I visit here
almost every year. Why? Because I love Vancouver! Anyway, we went
to Gastown first because it is the birthplace of Vancouver! Next,
we went to North Vancouver! Of course I showed them Capilano
Suspension Bridge and Grouse
Mountain. We went to the top of mountain by gondola
and lift! We saw such a marvelous view of vancouver from there!
I realized how beautiful Vancouver is! My sisters are just amazed
at everything here. We stayed at Pacific
Palisades Hotel which is very artistic.
We went to Granville
Island which is my most favorite place. It is a really
artistic place! We enjoyed eating, listening music, seeing arts
and shopping there for a long time. Then we went to Yaletown where
is coolest for young people in Vancouver. Yaletown is also my
favorite because everything is so cool! Artistic and fashionable!
My sisters also loved there. Night time, we went to a jazz club,
CELLAR.We listened nice jazz music and fell asleep...
We went to Queen
Elizabeth park in the morning and walked around the residential
streets. My sisters were very interested in Canadian houses. They
were pretty big and artistic. We just envied them. In the afternoon
we spent time in Stanley
Park included Vancouver
Aquarium and seawall.
We had last breakfast on Robson street and my sisters flew back
to Japan. I hope they had so much fun!