Liemena’s journey via Evo car share actually started in Richmond (where he highly recommends stopping at Chef Tony for dim sum before hitting the highway), then continued through Vancouver (pausing in Gastown to fuel up at Revolver Coffee) and on to Squamish, known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada, and Whistler.
Squamish, he says, was the highlight of the trip, and not just for its excellent array of baked goods. Flying by Sea to Sky Air over Howe Sound, enjoying the view from the deck at the Sea to Sky Gondola summit, and climbing the Squamish Via Ferrata were all breathtaking experiences. The via ferrata—literally, “iron road”—is a system of ladders and cables that assists hikers to climb to the summit of the Sea to Sky Gondola.
“I overcame a big chunk of my fear of heights,” Liemena says with a laugh. “It was definitely terrifying, but my friend who went with me said, ‘This is awesome.’ It was the highlight, looking back.”