THE ULTIMATE OKANAGAN
What can be better than a short, but sweet getaway in Vancouver for New Year?
While the most of Canada is covered in snow, Vancouver displays blooming shrubs on the street.
The average temperature in Vancouver during month of December is 7 C. Locals noticed that it feels warmer when it rains and colder with higher humidity in the air when it doesn't rain.
Vancouver is the most beautiful city on earth any time of the year!
The recommended place to stay is the Marriott Hotel which features spacious and comfortable guest rooms, complimentary buffet style breakfast (eggs, breakfast sausage, bacon, vegetables, waffles, pancakes, toast, coffee or tea), little convenience store onsite, parking lot. They have very comfortable mattresses and pillows (comparable to River Rock Resort). The bathroom loaded with toiletries from Paul Mitchell brand.
Lovely kitchenette with fridge, stove top, dishwasher, microwave, full set of plates, cutlery, cups and pans/pots. It became my home away from home!
The New Year morning hugs me with a smile through D'oro's affogato, mmm so good!
D'oro Gelato and Cafe offers a variety of coffee, tea, gelato/sorbetto, pasties, panini. Every item is always fresh and super tasty! They always serve coffee with complimentary almond biscotti.
My plan is to watch the Polar Bear swim in the afternoon in the English Bay beach area.
The Polar Bear Swim has been taking place in the icy waters of English Bay every year on January 1st since 1920. It’s one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the world and attracts over 2,000 participants most years and thousands more that come to watch.
The event takes place at English Bay Beach which is located near the intersection of Denman Street and Davie. The Cactus Club restaurant is close by and its address is 1790 Beach Avenue in case you need the location for your GPS or want a nice place to warm up at afterwards.
I love the event and bright spirited people, whose New Year resolution is to change something in their life. Let's give a New Year bright start!