Labor Day Weekend: Beautiful British Columbia
About a month ago now, we journeyed over to our beautiful northern neighbor and spent the Labor Day long weekend in British Columbia. It happened to be J's first visit to Canada as well, so I was excited to show him how beautiful it was. We made it to Vancouver early Saturday morning and met up with J's friend at a lovely restaurant which had the best chicken tortilla soup I've ever tasted (and inspired me to whip up my own once we got home - more on that later).
After walking around the city for a bit after brunch, we decided to head further north in search for the perfect lake and campsite. Of course, no trip to Canada is complete without a pit stop at a Tim Hortons for some coffee and TimBits for me, so we made sure to make a stop before we got too far removed from civilization.
A few hours later we found ourselves a bit past Pemberton and Whistler at Birkenhead Lake. It was overcast, drizzling, and getting dark, but still, this was the most breathtaking lake either of us had ever seen. It was even more beautiful when the sun came out the following morning and the water was so perfectly still and clear that the reflections seemed unreal.
It was hard to leave this place but seeing as we needed to make our way back stateside by Monday afternoon, we spent the better part of Sunday driving around, making a loop back south, taking in the view of the mountains and enjoying our time off.