Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Vancouver + Whistler 2019 {Part 1}

We landed in YVR around 1pm. After a 4.5 hour flight, we were hungry. 

So we hit the logistical, most delicious choice. Japadog airport cart. You haven’t been to Vancouver if you haven’t been to Japadog. #fact

I had a #6 Terrimayo with jalapeño cheese sausage. 

We took an otter covered subway to downtown and walked to our hotel.

Then we checked into our hotel and promptly took a walk to collect our bibs for the Redbull 400. 

Vancouver is beautiful. I have a very soft spot for mountains and ocean. 

Head over heels.  Send the dogs I’m never leaving. 

We celebrated my birthday dinner at Miku. 

One of the best sushi places in Vancouver. Oysters were briny sweet and delicious. 

Roasted Brussels sprouts. 

Tuna carpaccio with jalapeño and grapes. 

And the main attraction: an assortment of nigiri in Alburi method- light charring. It was out of this world amazing.  It has ruined sushi for me for a while. 

So beautiful and tasty!

Dessert was their green tea matcha opera cake. 
Post dins, we went to The Magnet for some beer. 

It was such a cool spot. The craft beer scene in Vancouver has really exploded for the better over the past 4-5 years. 

We walked some more and saw some cool artwork. 

Then we ended up at Darby’s Pub for more craft beer. It’s been so exciting to see how the craft beer scene has exploded over the past 4 years since we last visited. 

The perfect end to our first night in Canada. 


  1. Great pics. The sushi looks superb. I have always wanted to visit Vancouver. Maybe I'll see you at RnR this weekend? I am going to take it way easy due to the heat index and only being in shape enough to do a 5k. Maybe I'll do a run/walk to preserve my legs and not overheat.

    1. I think you’d love Vancouver. It’s just so beautiful and clean. The food is crazy fresh and amazing.

      I’ll see you there! I’m just going to take it easy due to the heat too- had to run a bunch so might as well get a medal for it.

  2. Man, I really want to try Japadog! I love love love hot dogs. (Hey, isn't today National hot dog day?!) The food there looks amazing! And the scenery. And everything :)