Lessons From My First Trip To Vancouver

Plane Shot Vancouver

This is is part of my live-learning series! I will be updating this post as I continue through my journey. I apologize for any grammatical errors or incoherent thoughts. This is a practice to help me share things that are valuable without falling apart from the pressure of perfection. 

This is a constantly updating post on lessons from my first trip to Vancouver.

From June 26th to July 5th, I visited Vancouver, British Columbia for the first time. It was weird and conflicting to travel during this time. I didn’t want to share pictures while I was there. I wanted to keep myself and others safe.

Where we went

Stanley Park

Whistler Park

Golden Ears Provincial Park

White Rock


Downtown Vancouver

Lessons From My First Trip To Vancouver

Release Expectations

Vancouver is Beautiful

You can live more connected with nature

Breathing is so important

When you have access to clean air do not take it for granted. It was so rejuvenating for me. I am doing a lot more intentional work with breath and this was beautiful for me.

Carbs and sugar make for low energy and belly fat

I ate a lot of sushi while I was there. I’ve been pretty low carb for the last two years, trying to avoid bread, rice and other things that taste delicious but affect my mood, energy, and belly fat quite easily.

Go for a 45 to 60-minute walk if you’re upset

I got upset once while I was there. But, when you have access to nature, there is nothing better than a walk outside. Typically, if I get upset or my ego flares up significantly I need around 45 minutes to reset both physically and mentally. That became even more clear to me on a walk in Vancouver the one night after a high-pressure discussion didn’t go that well. Anger arose and space was needed.

The Pacific Standard Time (PST) makes a big difference when you’re used to working in EST

I felt like I was living in the past.

There’s an awesome Psychedelic Community in Vancouver and British Columbia

This makes sense. Everything is surrounded by nature. What other option do you have? Some of the most prominent organizations, companies, and grassroots groups are in British Columbia. This includes MAPS Canada, the Canadian Psychedelic Association, Numinus, Champignon Brands and more.

It rains a lot in Vancouver

We heard one local refer to the amount of rain this summer as “fucking bullshit” 😂

Those are just a few early lessons from my first trip to Vancouver. I’ll continue to add to this! What’s are the greatest lessons you’ve learned from your travel experiences? Any favourite parts of Vancouver or British Columbia.

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