The festival of 50 continued with a relaxing and fun weekend away with my gorgeous Vancouver girlfriends! We decided to head out to the beautiful Gulf Islands which are off the coast of Vancouver between the mainland and Vancouver Island. There are so many beautiful islands to visit here in British Columbia but as our request was for somewhere that we could go for just the weekend with a spa and accomodation of 8 of us we found the perfect place was Poets Cove on Pender Island.
We caught an early morning ferry from Tswassen which is 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver and after a quick ferry change at one of the other outlying islands we arrived on Pender 90 minutes later. The Gulf Islands are scarcely populated and have beautiful countryside so it really does feel like you are escaping thing city.
Once we arrived at Poets Cove we had a quick lunch before it was time for us all to hit the spa for the afternoon where we enjoyed facials, massages and a soak in the hot tub! Bliss.
We had rented two, 2 bedroom villas for the night so we had loads of room to spread out. On day 2 we took off for a short hike after breakfast and then it was back to relax for lunch before heading back to our afternoon ferry back to the mainland! Such a lovely escape with my gorgeous girlfriends!