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January 31, 2012


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Vancouver, BC

As you know, I currently live in the Northern Arctic Tundra.  Right now it’s cold, dark and snowy.  My motivation to exercise is low as I’m a big fan of exercising outside and also a big fan of being able to leave my house when it’s not -40C outside.

The closest city to Yellowknife is Edmonton, Alberta, which is about an 18-hour drive away (1,500km) so this means we don’t get out of town much.  In fact, we haven’t been out of YK since the day we arrived on June 2nd and with all of the cold and darkness lately, we needed to change this.

We booked our flights to Vancouver, British Columbia a few weeks ago, a nice five-day trip out of the arctic and in “the big city”.  We had never been to Vancouver and we were both very excited to do some shopping and eat some amazing ethnic foods that we can’t get here.

I knew we were going to love it in Vancouver, but I didn’t realize that I would FALL in love with it.  Mountains. The Pacific Ocean. Farmers Markets. Restaurant after restaurant. A GNC. A Brewery.  It has everything we don’t have in Yellowknife.

It was a great trip and I’m going to stop talking now and let my picutres tell you the rest of the story.


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(6) Readers Comments

  1. embracingbalance
    January 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I can attest to the fact that if you grew up on an ocean, you will always need to be near the ocean!! Glad you enjoyed and sorry I couldn't come over to visit.

    • Your Inner Skinny
      February 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      @embracingbalance I'm lucky that we have A LOT of lakes here in YK. It's great. Next time I'm in town, we'll have to grab lunch or supper!

  2. keepitupdavid
    February 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Great pictures - looks like you had a great time!

    • Your Inner Skinny
      February 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      @keepitupdavid It was A LOT of fun! It's such an awesome city!

  3. Katy
    March 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I live in Vancouver and I love it! You can snowboard, go hiking and even kayaking on the same day. It's also a very multicultural city with lots of great food from all around the world.

    • Your Inner Skinny
      March 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      I really fell in love with Vancouver when I was there. Would move in a heart beat!

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