Our golf trip to Vancouver: here


Vancouver

is among my favorite cities in the world, also thats why I was very much looking forward to a trip there. I always thought that I would one day like to live in either Vancouver or Cape Town, these two cities attract me so much. Beautiful golf courses, sharks and whales in SA and orcas in Vancouver, beautiful landscapes …

The journey to Vancouver is not so fun, but definitely worth it. I flew with KLM, I love them, they have lovely blonde stewardesses and usually served ice cream on board :-). The journey from Prague to Vancouver is with KLM via Amsterdam (Schiphol Int. Airport-also one of my favorite airports with free wifi) directly to Vancouver and takes 1.5 hours to AMS, and then another 10 hours to YVR.

Vancouver

 

Video from Vancouver here

officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English.The City of Vancouver encompasses a land area of about 114 square kilometres, giving it a population density of about 5,249 people per square kilometre (13,590 per square mile). Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city over 250,000 residents in North America, behind New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City.

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Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world’s most liveable cities for five consecutive years.

Vancouver is one of Canada’s warmest cities in the winter. Vancouver’s climate is temperate by Canadian standards and is usually classified as Oceanic or Marine west coast.However, during summer months the inland temperatures are significantly higher, causing Vancouver to have the coolest summer average high of all major Canadian metropolitan areas. The summer months are typically dry, with an average of only one in five days during July and August receiving precipitation. In contrast, precipitation falls during nearly half the days from November through March.

My favorite restaurant Cactus

 

Vancouver

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The best pasta I have ever had. Ravioli plus Prawn trio (butternut squash and mascarpone raviolli, truffle butter sauce, sautéed jumbo prawns, pine nuts

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Another really nice restaurant to chill and watch people running around or rowing on water

Tap & Barrel

 

Camera 360

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Sport

The mild climate of the city and proximity to ocean, mountains, rivers and lakes make the area a popular destination for outdoor recreation. Vancouver has over 1,298 hectares (3,210 acres) of parks, of which, Stanley Park, at 404 hectares (1,000 acres), is the largest. The city has several large beaches, many adjacent to one another, extending from the shoreline of Stanley Park around False Creek to the south side of English Bay, from Kitsilano to the University Endowment Lands, (which also has beaches that are not part of the city proper). The 18 kilometres (11 mi) of beaches include Second and Third Beaches in Stanley Park, English Bay (First Beach), Sunset, Kitsilano Beach, Jericho, Locarno, Spanish Banks, Spanish Banks Extension, Spanish Banks West, and Wreck Beach. There is also a freshwater beach at Trout Lake in John Hendry Park. The coastline provides for many types of water sport, and the city is a popular destination for boating enthusiasts.

Within a 20- to 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver are the North Shore Mountains, with three ski areas: Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour. Mountain bikers have created world-renowned trails across the North Shore. The Capilano River, Lynn Creek and Seymour River, also on the North Shore, provide opportunities to whitewater enthusiasts during periods of rain and spring melt, though the canyons of those rivers are more utilized for hiking and swimming than whitewater.

Vancouver is also home to notable cycling races. Most summers since 1973, the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix has been held on the cobblestone streets of Gastown. This race and the UBC Grand Prix are part of BC Superweek, an annual series of professional cycling races in Metro Vancouver.

Vancouver, along with Whistler and Richmond, was the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Paralympics. On 12 June 2010, it played host to Ultimate Fighting Championship 115 (UFC 115) which was the fourth UFC event to be held in Canada (and the first outside Montreal).

Vancouver has an adult obesity rate of 12% compared to the Canadian average of 23%. 51.8% of Vancouverites are overweight, making it the fourth thinnest city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

 

FURRY CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

 

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address: 150 Country Club Road, Furry Creek BC
BC’s Most Scenic Golf Course just North of Vancouver on the Sea to Sky
Furry Creek is not a golf course that one merely plays – it is an enriching adventure to be savoured. Considered one of the most beautifully landscaped playgrounds in the province, Furry Creek delivers an unforgettable experience with its breathtaking beauty, dramatic play and first-class facilities. Be sure to visit the Sea to Sky Grill – serving the best in West Coast cuisine.
As BC’s most scenic golf course, Furry Creek perfectly captures the most spectacular qualities of this part of the country. This par 72, 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Muir Graves and built in 1993 offers panoramic ocean views and encounters with abundant wildlife, and is just 35 minutes north of Vancouver, along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler.

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Holes
18
Par
72
Yardage
6,025
Rating
70.0
Slope
125
Open
March to October
Other Features
Practice putting green
Designer
Robert Muir Graves
Year Built
1993

 

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Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

 

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

 

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

 

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