FFMV Welcomes

16 to 23 June 2023


FF Adelaide and U.S. Clubs – Texas and Florida

Pick-up and Welcome Party

Picture this: it’s the beginning of an exciting adventure. FFMV welcomed 8 members from Friendship Force Adelaide and 2 from U.S. clubs – all eager to explore Vancouver. As we gathered around the table, sharing stories and laughter, the delicious food seemed to symbolize the start of beautiful friendships.

Grouse Mountain Adventure

The next day, we embarked on an adventure to Grouse Mountain, accompanied by an FFI couple from New Zealand. The views were simply breathtaking, and the wood show provided both entertainment and thrills. From watching majestic bears to enjoying conversations at Lonsdale Quay, every moment felt like magic.

Whistler Mountain and Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre

One highlight was witnessing Elsie’s joy as she saw snow for the first time at Whistler Mountain. The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre offered a fascinating glimpse into indigenous culture, complemented by delicious lunch and enchanting gondola rides amidst snowy vistas.

Free Day and Exploration

Some of us opted for a leisurely day at Cooky and Gurin’s, while others explored Queen Elizabeth Gardens and Van Dusen Garden, basking in nature’s beauty. It was a day filled with relaxation, games, and meaningful connections.

Cultural Exploration

Our cultural exploration took us to Britannia Shipyards and Steveston, where we marveled at fishing boats and savored delicious ice cream. Granville Island and Stanley Park captivated us with their charm, while Chinatown and Gastown added vibrant colors to our journey.

Vancouver City Tour

We roamed the streets of Vancouver, from the rich culture of Chinatown to the historic allure of Gastown. With each step, we discovered hidden gems and cherished the freedom to explore at our own pace.

Krause Berry Farm and Fort Langley

Our journey concluded with a visit to Krause Berry Farm and Fort Langley National Historic Site, where antique cars and local history mesmerized us. As we bid farewell over a delightful dinner, we couldn’t help but feel grateful for the memories made and the friendships forged.

Click the arrows and immerse yourself in a visual odyssey, exploring the vibrant snapshots of our shared adventures in every frame of the gallery!

Embark on a journey of discovery and cultural exchange with Friendship Force Metro Vancouver. Join us as we explore new destinations, forge lifelong friendships, and create unforgettable memories together. Our inbound and outbound journeys offer unique experiences, from immersive cultural encounters to breathtaking natural landscapes. Come along on this extraordinary adventure and let’s make the world a smaller, friendlier place, one journey at a time.