Canada Day Long Weekend

Canada Day falls on a Friday this year which means a long weekend. It's our first Canada Day as citizens of our new home, and below is how we spent the weekend.

Thursday: Movie Date

After working hours, we went straight to Marine Gateway and had dinner at Tim Hortons. But, more importantly, we watched Lightyear at Cineplex. I need Sox in my life.

Afterwards, we grabbed groceries from T&T. I can't wait to prepare the kimchi fried rice and okonomiyaki we got.

Friday: Canada Together celebration at Canada Place

For the first time ever since moving to Canada, we decided to head to Downtown Vancouver and enjoy the festivities at Canada Place.

The main stage of the "Canada Together" event.

We started the day by walking across Granville Bridge to Canada Place. We stopped by Tim Hortons at Hornby Street because Jomar requested we get the S'mores Iced Capp, and I agreed only if we pass by a Tims location.

View from Granville Bridge (northbound)

S'mores Iced Capp from Tim Hortons

When we got to Canada Place, we took pictures of the cruise ship docked and the main stage. Then, we walked in front of the West Convention Center where the food trucks are located. We scouted our food options (#foodpriorities) and have decided to enjoy poutine. Afterwards, we walked back to Canada Place because Jomar said we should get flags, stickers, and temporary tattoos.

We also decided to enter the Vancouver Convention Center West to cool down because it was hot outside. We entered one of the exhibit halls, and the view was breathtaking.

Vancouver Convention Centre rotating globe

Hall C with a beautiful view of the sea and mountains

My sister called and we met up with her as well. Then, our only brother had just finished his work shift nearby (yay for double pay), and we walked around together before calling it a day at around 4:00 PM.

We walked back home under the scorching heat. Jomar brought our sunblock, and we applied it again before our 5 kilometres back home across the Burrard Bridge.

Saturday: Whitecaps FC win at BC Place

We went to our favourite neighbourhood event for lunch - Thank Granville It's Food trucks (TGIF). We enjoyed jerk chicken from The Jerk Shack and even got ice cream from Purdy's Chocolatier.

At 4:30 PM, we started our 50-minute walk across Cambie Bridge to BC Place

View from Cambie Bridge (northbound) at 5:16 PM

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC is playing LAFC, and they won 1-nil with an 89th-minute goal from Andrés Cubas. It was our first time watching him play in person, and we were rewarded with a beautiful goal. That's the loudest cheering I've heard in BC Place for a goal since watching this team in person.

The Whitecaps won! We also got a free bucket hat.

After the game, we walked back home happy and satisfied. Thank God the 'Caps won!

View from Cambie Bridge (northbound) at 9:31 PM

Sunday: Mass and Food Truck

After the high of the Whitecaps game, we woke up later than usual and went straight to the 11:00 AM Mass. Afterwards, we dropped by the TGIF pod, where six food trucks are located. We ordered from Takenaka Japan and Mahshiko Korean Fusion.

It was a rainy day, so we enjoyed our lunch at home and did nothing for the rest of the day.


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