Have you ever visited a place and thought to yourself, “Ah, this feels like home?” I’m sure you have. Every time I go to Kitsilano, one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and sought-after neighbourhoods, that is my sentiment exactly. I explored the UBC campus and Kitsilano with my good friend Esma during the last two days of my Vancouver trip and I truly had a hard time leaving. There is something about the ocean air and the mountain views that is pure magic: so unique for a major Canadian city and certainly something that this girl has always been drawn to.
We stayed at UBC, as some dorms are opened up to the general public for short-term stays during the summer. The campus is one of the largest and most beautiful I have seen! Mountain views abound, as do beautiful gardens (both the UBC rose garden and the UBC Botanical Gardens are worth a visit).