The University of Alberta Botanic Gardens (formerly the Devonian Botanic Gardens) had a delayed start this year with our late Edmonton spring. We visited on their second weekend for our 1 year anniversary day date. While everything was not yet in full bloom, it was such a lovely place to visit. As you stroll down the pathways and through the gardens it’s beautiful and kind of … tranquil! ** There is some construction happening right now so make sure to plan around when they are working!*** It’s absolutely a plant lovers paradise and a fun date activity to do in Edmonton.
The humidity in the Tropical plant and butterfly show house was a huge highlight on a slightly chilly day. While I am irrationally terrified of butterflies, they are really pretty! The U of A Botanic Gardens is a must see once the flowers are all in full bloom. Look out for date night activities at the gardens or just spend a quiet afternoon there. I can’t wait to go back this summer.
The La Boca Neighborhood – or more particularly “El Caminito” street at first glance looks like a wonderful tourist neighborhood where you can find bright colourful houses, tango, museums and art. It is listed as a must see in Buenos Aires. It is an interesting area to visit, and I found that knowing its history can make your visit a lot more meaningful. We were fortunate to have had a quick history lesson on the area, from the management team at our hotel, prior to going. Here’s what we learned…
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For my birthday weekend, hubby and I ventured to Vancouver for a few days of sightseeing, recharging and catching up with good friends. The weekend turned out to be a winter wonderland. We had made a plan to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and didn’t let the snowfall stop us from having the most wonderful time.
If you haven’t been to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, I highly recommend you visit! The bridge hangs 230 feet above the Capilano River and is nestled into the most beautiful setting of evergreens and rain forest. Next to the bridge is the Cliffwalk which is a suspended walkway jutting out from a granite cliff over the Capilano River. Add pretty snow fall and Christmas twinkle lights and the Capilano suspension park is a magical, must see adventure!