Snowshoeing in Vancouver – The SFU experience

Anais B and Viviane B on the Top of Cypress Mountain

Like Grenoble, Vancouver is surrounded by splendid mountains named Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour. If you are choosing among several winter activities such as snow tubing or skiing, snowshoeing is definitely a very nice way to enjoy the Canadian landscapes! It’s economical and gives a way to admire the sun passing through the conifers.

You can read below the little story of our first snowshoeing session on a sunny day! But snowshoeing is also enjoyable on a normal rainy day because it’s snowing in the mountains: we did it again with other students of the GEM Program in Whistler (the famous ski station which welcomed the Olympic Games in 2010) and we felt like entering the enchanting world of Narnia!

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An ordinary day at Simon Fraser University

It has been two months since we landed in Vancouver. We are closer to the end of the adventure than to its beginning, and our experience so far allows us to describe what a casual day at SFU looks like.

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Restaurants and Food in Vancouver

For French people, food is a serious matter. We always think about what we are going to eat throughout the day, and during our stay in Vancouver, this obsession has not disappeared… However, our eating habits are a bit different here, in British Columbia ! Here are some tips we want to share with you to get ready… Continue reading

Vancouver, Greenest City by 2020

January, 2nd 2017

We took the bus #145, from SFU to the skytrain station and one stop later, we arrived at Lougheed Mall Centre. With empty bags and a list of items, we walked towards our main destination: Walmart. Continue reading

Parks in Vancouver

Stanley Park

You cannot go to Vancouver without walking around Stanley Park! The park is located Downtown by English Bay. It offers a wonderful sunset over Vancouver. You can either walk on the Seawall or get lost with the racoons inside the park by the lagoons. By the way, if you fall in love with racoons, you should bring some raw eggs. They love it!

On January 1st, you should assist to the Polar Bear Plunge event. It is an event where Canadians dive into the ocean to celebrate the New Year.

A good idea would be  Continue reading