Such an historic day today! It has been so cold in Vancouver that Trout Lake has frozen over for the first time in over 20 years.
There we were, actually standing on top of the lake in a city that is never this cold for this long.
We had no idea how big the lake was until we saw people all over it. There were dozens of homemade rinks etched out for people to play hockey.
It was wonderful to see all sorts of people out and about playing on the ice and for the most part people were unplugging and having a blast.
Thousands of people walking or skating on the ice having fun. Honestly, could Vancouver be more beautiful?
Even the dogs were getting into the winter spirit. This bulldog jumped onto a moving sled and slid across the ice!
It was completely surreal to see the floating raft frozen to the lake’s surface. No diving underneath it today!
It was truly amazing to be a part of something so special. You did not need ice skates to be a participant. You just had to get outside and brave the slippery surface.
Next week’s forecast is looking a lot warmer (thank goodness) so I am glad we got there before it started to melt!
We walked up to 2879 Commercial Drive so I could finally get a hot chocolate at Bakery Sate.
Reg has been telling me about this bakery FOREVER!!!
Everything is made from scratch at Bakery Sate and is made on site. The big question of the day was… What treat should I get?
I almost chose the Mont Blanc Puff filled with chestnut and Chantilly cream.
But when I saw the double baked blueberry almond croissant, I knew that was “the one” for me.
So flaky and the filling so creamy and delicious. Almonds and blueberries go perfectly together!
We were not the only ones seeking to warm up at the café and were lucky to get a seat.
Any bakery that has a painting of a bunny “painting bombing” the image of the Eiffel Tower is my kind of place.
Reg ordered a mocha and I got a hot chocolate. I felt like a kid because I had to add sugar to my hot chocolate, it was not sweet enough.
I did it! I got to hangout at the bakery Reg speaks so highly of. How wonderful to warm up from our walk on Trout Lake and talk about art, writing and future projects we want to work on.
The perfect place to have an artsy discussion on a cold day in Vancouver on The Drive.
What a fantastic day! Hope you are having a wonderful wintry foodie weekend too.