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[Story in photos] Everyone will find their own comfort at VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver is a magical place for anyone looking for some peace and quiet and want to be one with  nature even for just a few hours. It is included in the top 10 Best Public Gardens in North America. It boasts a 55-acre botanical garden designed elaborately and beautifully allowing visitors to educate themselves of the different plants in the world and enjoy their leisure time in the garden as well.

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On your way out, they have a gift shop for you to buy souvenirs. Now I don’t normally stay in gift shops but VanDusen’s have tons of really cool books about plants that I can’t take my eyes and hands off.

For more information, you may check their website here. Enjoy!

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Superfly: The LONGEST and HIGHEST Ziplines in Canada!

I am a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, always enjoying the speed — riding in the fastest cars and looking forward to riding the fastest and scariest rollercoasters of the world. And Superfly is probably the fastest zipline I’ve experienced in my life!

Located in Whistler, BC, Superfly is Canada’s longest and highest zipline — it is more than 1 kilometer long, high above the grounds at 600 feet, and with speed reaching up to 100 kilometers per hour!

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(Image courtesy of Superfly Zipline’s Facebook page.)

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Streaming Café: One of Kelowna’s best hand-crafted coffees laced with music and arts

Kelowna is the most populated city in the Okanagan Valley accounting for around 40% of the total population of The Okanagan (the names Okanagan Valley, The Okanagan and Okanagan Region are used interchangeably in this entry). The city of Kelowna is booming with tourism and arts, culture, both indoor and outdoor activities available to anyone of any age. So, personally, it is no surprise that Kelowna produces one of the best hand-crafted coffees in the city, if not the entire Region.

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(Image courtesy of Kelowna Live Music Blog)

Before starting our day in Kelowna, we went to Streaming Café early in the morning for a cup of freshly roasted coffee and light breakfast. We ordered a cup of latté, breakfast sandwich and broccoli soup.

Rich, aromatic and full-bodied café latté.

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The Back Porch: Harrison Hot Springs’ hole-in-the-wall flame-roasted coffee, pottery and more!

We visited Harrison Hot Springs expecting only to spend most of our time in the beautiful mineral-rich pools, little did we know that this is where we’d taste one of the best flame-roasted flavour-filled coffee.

Sign board.

The Back Porch sells roasted coffee, pottery, basket weaving, etc. It is only a few minutes drive away from Harrison Hot Springs and is one of the regular stops of those visiting the small town.

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The Back Porch’s coffee roasting and pottery studio. (Image courtesy of Lurie’s Tumblr)

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