Modo Ambassador Trip: Deep Cove and Doughnuts
Modo Ambassador Elicia Elliott had family visiting from Saskatoon again and this time instead of trekking up to Whistler she decided to keep things local with a visit to Deep Cove and Mount Seymour.
Some readers will recall that last year, my mom (Maureen) came from Saskatoon to Vancouver to visit around this same time. We used Modo to take a Sea to Sky adventure to Squamish and Whistler, and we had a blast! This year, I wanted to keep it a bit more local and show mom that Metro Vancouver isn’t all urban cityscapes. On a rainy Saturday, we booked a Modo in Gastown and headed out to Mount Seymour. I found a 5 kilometre loop walk through the forest and along the Seymour River that was quiet, scenic, and relatively flat (an important consideration for a couple of prairie girls). Though it was pouring rain, we managed to find some dry spots in the heavily-treed areas, and this walk was also a great way to demonstrate to mom that going outside when it’s raining is no big deal, and can even be enjoyable (dispelling my prairie family’s misconception that heading outdoors in the rain results in human melting!)
After the walk, we warmed up in our toasty Modo and drove to charming Deep Cove. Unsurprisingly, mom loved this spot! We enjoyed a delicious crepe lunch at Bluhouse Café and of course, we had to get treats at the legendary Honey’s Doughnuts. We agreed that Deep Cove is a mini paradise and that we’d like to take another Modo trip there in the summer.
From here, mom was curious about seeing the more urban areas of North and West Vancouver, so we drove west to Marine Drive (which she joked about extensively, given that her name is Maureen), and past Savary Island Pie Co. Though we were way too full for another snack stop, I’m thinking maybe our next Modo trip can be to Lighthouse Park with a pie stop at Savary.
Our trip home included foggy but scenic views over the Lions Gate Bridge, and with mom saying again how glad she is that I can live in such an amazing city without needing a car. Looking forward to the next Modo adventure with mom!
Did you know that Modo has six designated parking spots at Mount Seymour? Read more on the blog.