As part of our Explore Canada series, Kat of @ourhappyplaceblog
is sharing five adventures to take in the Lower Mainland of BC. From date night to play dates, this mama has you covered.
5 Adventures to Take in Metro Vancouver
Start at the Washington Avenue Grill
– a beautiful restaurant located right on the beach. The food and view are amazing. Try the lobster ravioli and top off your evening with a romantic walk along the nearby beach after.
Head to The Wooden Spoon
for a great family atmosphere + awesome menu and staff. Have the Wooden Benny (but everything is amazing, seriously!). Walk it off by hitting the shops at Morgan Crossing
Girls Day/ Night
Begin your girls day at the Islands Cafe
for great coffee, snacks and poke bowls. Take your coffee to go and hit The Handpicked Home
, a fun shop with the sweetest owner, loaded with local and handmade items of all sorts. Finish your day at the Chaberton Winery
, about a 10 minute drive from the shop.
DIY Eat & Drink Local Tour
Go for a walk in scenic Fort Langley or drive about 15 minutes to Fraser Valley Cider Company
. There is also a variety of wineries in the area (along 16 Ave in Langley). Once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit the Trading Post Taphouse & Eatery
for amazing craft beer + locally sourced food. My favourite is the fried chicken sandwich, though it’s hard to pick, it’s all so good!
Spend the day at Burns Bog
: the largest undeveloped area of urban wilderness in North America and home to a variety of wildlife. On the way, pick up a selection of home made buns and lunch items made in- house at nearby Altmaerker German Deli
for a European- style picnic lunch. If you’re still up for adventure, take a quick 5 minute drive to the Serpentine Fen
, a wildlife area managed by Ducks Unlimited or Mud Bay Park
for other scenic options close by. Alternatively, pack your bike and enjoy a seaside ride along the Dyke Trail, a 20km trail from Mud Bay to Boundary Bay.
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Kat is mom of two littles and the lady behind Our Happy Place Blog – a Metro Vancouver based blog full of fun DIYs, yummy recipes, and real talk covering the tough moments, personal challenges and not-so-great moments of life and motherhood.
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All photos by Katherine Petrunia