April 22nd, 2017, we set off on a Canadian adventure! I had just finished a HUGE work event and was really looking to go relax. A friend of mine had posted of a beautiful airbnb a few months ago, and the second I saw it I knew I wanted to go there. It worked out as a reward after my big event, as well as coinciding with our anniversary. We booked the trip months in advance and have been looking forward to it!
We arrived in Vancouver around 9:30PM, with our tummy's set on Shizen Ya sushi, a place we had stumbled upon and fell in love with the previous year. They use brown rice sushi! We then drove to stay with a friend in Maple Ridge. The next day, he took us on a tour of his cheesemaking world, and we were also able to try some yummy green tea pound cake (amazing btw)!
We then journeyed on to take a 2-hour ferry to get to Nanaimo, then another 40 minutes to get to Duncan. It's a trek. But so worth it. It was better than imagined. I didn't want to leave the Airbnb because it was the whole draw of the trip. The town of Duncan (we were actually about 15 minutes outside of Duncan, on Maple Lake) is quiet, quaint, and full of friendly people. The food was amazing, they really love their seafood there.
Even though it was gloomy, it was the perfect relaxing getaway. We sat on the deck, drank coffee (or wine, depending on the time of day) and truly just relaxed. We even saw otters and seals right off our deck!