Where do you go to get away from the busy city noise?
Bowen Island, British Columbia is relaxing 20 minute ferry ride from the mainland. My husband and I love going to Bowen Island either for daily trips or romantic weekend getaways. We actually had our civil ceremony on a cliff on Bowen Island, last June! :) You can see some pictures of our ceremony here.
Speaking of food, my husband and I love having picnics in Crippen Park, and the grabbing gelato afterwards. If you visit Bowen Island, you should definitely try the Fish n Chips at Doc Morgans, so delicious! Their patio in the summertime is awesome too, a great view of the marina.
If Gabriel and I were to settle down in Canada, we would defintely live in Bowen Island; the scenery, the community; it's just so chill. Seems like a perfect place to raise a family.
You can visit Bowen Island by taking the ferry from Horseshoe Bay or the water taxi from Granville Island or Coal Harbour. We prefer taking the Queen of Capilano over since it only costs $11.15 roundtrip, compared to the whopping $40 roundtrip that the water taxi charges.