I knew that this year while I was up north in Seattle again, that I really wanted to visit Vancouver. If you didn't know, I've already been to Whistler (my most repinned & viewed post of all time!) and I've been to Victoria. Vancouver seemed like the natural place to go next.
My cousin and I decided to go for a weekend and book a hostel. We stayed at the Vancouver Backpacker House in Burnaby, and for a private room with 3 beds for a night it was $60. Great deal! The place was nice, and in a nice area as well. I definitely recommend it, if you don't mind being out of the city.
It was at max a 10 minute walk to the Skytrain station at the Metropolis at Metrotown (which was HUGE by the way) and we had great weather the whole weekend through. It was fun to explore, eat food, drink (as BC's drinking age is 19 rather than the American 21), and shop. Also, I gotta say, I'm happy about everything being cheaper than it actually seems in Canada. Gotta love the conversion rate!
Please check out my video, I'm very proud of it and it's only 2 and half minutes long :)