We decided that spring break would be the perfect time to explore Vancouver and the Canadian countryside. We stayed at a great place in a neighborhood that was close to amazing hiking trails, parks, an easy drive to downtown, and only 10 minutes away from the ski slope. Natalie had her first introduction to skiing and even with a few tumbles, learned that she loved the snow and the adrenalin of downhill. We visited several different areas that had suspension bridges and were mesmerized by the colors of the water from the rivers in the gorges. We rented bicycles and rode around Stanley Park and also enjoyed the sight and scent of the cherry blossoms. We visited a nice church for Easter where everyone was so welcoming. We also were so impressed with all of the different cuisines from around the world and had to sample a bunch of ethnic restaurants. We had Balinese, Indian, Thai, and our first try with food from Afghanistan. We also fell in love with Canadian maple syrup and managed to finish off a huge bottle of it on our short trip. We visited the science center for Kate and a bunch of art galleries and art museums for me. The people were lovely, the landscape was breathtaking, and even the airport was awesome. We definitely plan on returning.