Ah, Vancouver. My hometown, and arguably one of the most expensive places in the world to live. What’s not to love?
Along with the price tag you have beautiful beaches, a vibrant downtown full of Lululemon and Starbucks, beautiful parks and hikes which Vancouverites will brave any time of year – rain, rain… rain or shine.
Who doesn’t love a good cry now and again? It’s important for your mind, body, soul, everything. So, here are the best places to cry in public in Vancouver, B.C.
1. Sob Alone At English Bay
Beautiful beach, right? Why not head there with some Coldplay to watch the sunset while wailing into your sweater sleeve?
On the way, don’t forget to stop by a Starbucks to drown your sorrows in a peppermint mocha. It’s the most serene sunset you’ll see from downtown Vancouver.
The waves sound so beautiful crashing against the shoreline. There’s something about it that will make anyone tear up after a busy day downtown.
2. Defeated Cry At An Apartment Viewing
Congratulations, you are one of 150 applicants to land a single apartment viewing in your dream neighborhood.
You do the math in your head and find out that you need to be earning $150,000 a year to afford the rent, it’s time to let the waterworks fly.
Now don’t get me wrong, you could always move to a cheaper neighborhood and commute for 2 hours every day. Or, just cry until they give you a deal on the insane rent and hope it works.
3. Weep Softly At Van Dusen Gardens
A bit out of the way if you’re local, but the perfect place to shed those tears. Van Dusen Gardens is a place of beauty, nature, and relaxation.
If you’re looking to cry in public but don’t want to start somewhere as busy as English Bay, head for the flowers.
This beautifully laid out utopia will teach you all about the different types of plants maintained throughout the garden and take you on a tour of some tear inducing beauty. Don’t forget the tissues.
4. Bitter wail at the Steam Clock In Gastown
The Steam Clock is the perfect place to bitter cry.
If you’ve ever rushed past the Steam Clock to work only to freak out as it goes off, spill your coffee everywhere, all while simultaneously photobombing an 8AM tourist, you’ll understand.
The Steam Clock is one of Vancouver’s super popular tourist attractions, and a place most locals tend to avoid like the plague when they’re in Gastown. If you haven’t been, check it out at least once.
5. And Finally, Tears Of Joy At A Sushi Restaurant
Vancouver is known for many things, and one of the ones we pride ourselves most on is our taste in sushi. If you go anywhere else in Canada, you will find the sushi is lacking hardcore to our awesomesauce sashimi.
Grab a chair, order some sushi, and weep joyfully into it while you polish it off. You’ll thank me later.
As you can see, once you get the hang of public crying in Vancouver, we can all work to enjoy letting go a little more often. Go ahead and cry next time you’re in public.
Inspriation from MTL Blog