Just found some photo in my old phone , it has been 5 years.. lets take a tour of reminiscing old trip back then in 2016.
This trip was a trip that arranged by travel agent, so the schedule might be pretty tight.
DAY 01 : ARRIVING VANCOUVER By CI32 ETA 1845
Long flight has arrived, eventually, tried to stretch my whole body before rushing to arriving hall and heading to restaurant.
First stop and well super late dinner will be my first destination, had dinner in Richmond Area, the closest area from Vancouver airport, Chinese restaurant, quite good and authentic and big space, suitable for groups.
No jet lagged for me, me still sleepy after super long flight and ‘not sleep-well’ condition, arrived in hotel, checked in, took shower and have a good night !
Dinner : Red Star Chinese Restaurant
Address : -#2200-8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond T: (604) 270-3003
02 : VANCOUVER – VICTORIA – VANCOUVER
Leaving hotel after having a good sleep and breakfast, ready to hit and explore this awesome country. With a schedule of 11.00AM Ferry, rushing to the harbour to cross the sea to Victoria Island, whole day tour to visit Butchart Gardens, Passing through Victoria City etc.
Butchard Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
Then return to Vancouver and had dinner in Thai food Restaurant nearby hotel. Super good and authentic Thai Restaurant, love it.
Lunch : Don Mee Chinese Restaurant
Address : 538 Fisgard Street, Victoria T: (250) 383-1032
Dinner : Salathai Thai Restaurant
Address : 102-888 Burrard Street, Vancouver T: (604) 683-7999
03 : VANCOUVER – (121KM) WHISTLER
Morning tour to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Salmon Hatchery before leaving Vancouver. Took around 2 hours to arrive in Whistler. On the way to Whistler, my eyes is fascinated by Shannon Falls, which has around 350m tall and the beauty of the nature along the road.
Arrived in Whistler around lunch time, and yeah go eat eat laa. Decided to enjoy the spaghetti and here we go. Fully tummy has been filled, lets try Gondola Ride Peak 2 Peak in Whistler. Just strolled for a few steps and I have fall in love with this city.
Lunch : Old Spaghetti Factory
Address : Crystal Lodge, 4154 Village Green, Whistler T: (604) 938-1081
04 : WHISTLER – (418KM) KELOWNA – (50KM) VERNON
Long land journey heading to Kelowna, 5.5 hours or more, it was quite a long ride. But well, the scenery was beyond imagination. I was stunted by the massive of pine trees along the way which made me forget what ‘feel bored’ means.
Dropped by in Lake Okanagan where monster watchers claimed sightings of Ogopogo, ‘a lake monster’ or to simply illustrated it, let say it ‘kinda look like a water dragon’. Some people believed to see it and captured it in some videos, do you believe it? Me , yess I do, the sea is vast, nothing is impossible.
When you come to visit Okanagan, don’t ever forget to visit Okanagan Wineries, the best wine tasting in town. Grab your ice wine here with around $100.
Transfer to Vernon city, small and kinda quite city for resting. Had a pleasant experience to enjoy Vernon Atrium Hotel, quite enjoy and unique hotel
Lunch : Asian Pear Buffet
Address : 2050 Harvey Ave., Kelowna T: (250) 868-0038
05 : VERNON – (374KM) LAKE LOUISE – (10KM) BANFF
After taking a breakfast, continue the journey passing through Victoria Glacier Spiral Tunnel, Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park and the best of the best LAKE LOUISE.
Dinner : Seoul Country Korean Restaurant
Address : #103 Sundance Mall–215 Banff Ave T: (403) 762-4941
06 : BANFF – (187KM) COLUMBIA ICE FIELD – (352KM) REVELSTOKE
Today schedule gonna be enjoying Columbia Icefield, the largest ice field in North America’s Rocky Mountains. it was quite an experience tho.
Lunch : Chalet Restaurant (Buffet)
07 : REVELSTOKE – (212KM) KAMLOOPS – (354KM) VANCOUVER
Morning tour visit Kamloops, city in British Columbia where the North and South Thompson rivers meet. Not much to see as we only stopby for transit before going to Vancouver.
Lunch : Shanghai Mandarin Restaurant
Address : 14A-1315 Summit Dr, Kamloops. T:(250)3743017
Dinner :Victoria Chinese Restaurant
Address : 1055 W Georgia Street, Vancouver T: (604) 669-8383
08 : VANCOUVER – BACK TO JAKARTA VIA TAIPEI
Morning city tour to Gastown, Chinatown, Downtown and Stanley Park
And last stop !Mc Arthur Glen Designer Factory Outlet before heading to airport.
Lunch : Shabusen Yakiniku House
Address : 202 -755 Burrard St., Vancouver T: (604) 669-3883
Farewell Dinner : Kirin Richmond Restaurant
Address : 2nd Fl., Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond T: (604) 303-8833
Sheraton Wall Center
Address : 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver B.C T: 604-331-1000
Website : www.sheratonwallcentre.com
Westin Resort Whistler
Address : 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4 T: 604-935-5000
Website : www.westin.com
Vernon Atrium Hotel
Address : 3914- 32ND St Vernon, B.C Tel: 250-545-3385
Website : www.vernonatriumhotel.com
Rimrock Resort Hotel
Address : Mountain Ave. Banff, Alberta T: (403) 7623356
Website : www.rimrockresort.com
Sutton Place Resort
Address : 2950 Camozzi Road, Revelstoke, B.C. T: 250-814-5000
Website : www.suttonplace.com