I have been a long time fan of the famous long running show, The X-Files, since I was a little girl. I didn’t understand much at 7 when it came out (but I still enjoyed it and watched it religiously with my family and best friend’s family) and then I rewatched the earlier shows again when I was an early teen on VHS (anyone remember those days)?! The X-Files has been a lifelong constant love (and sometimes a much needed outlet).
I have been fortunate to meet many other long time fans through social media and in the last 2 years have made many trips to various comic con events and concerts (David Duchovny aka Mulder – whom in the last few years has added singer/songwriter to his long list of creative accomplishments).
When David Duchovny announced he would perform an acoustic show in Vancouver, B.C. and a group of us decided to plan a trip to sightsee some famous filming locations while we were in the area. There were about 15 of us who traveled from all over the world to sightsee together. I stayed in an Airbnb with 6 other women in a little neighborhood called Kitsalano. I loved that the area was walkable, had a Whole Foods close by and the beach was beautiful (even on a typical dreary Vancouver day).
X marks the spot! Back to where it all began 24 years ago! Episode reenactments from the pilot.
Scully and Mulder’s Apartments
The house Mulder and Scully shared for some time ❤️😢
Grouse Mountain aka “skyland mountain” from the series ie: Scully’s abduction episodes, “Duane Barry” and “Ascension.”
Capilano Suspension Bridge (not show related but a great local tourist spot)
My favorite spot on the entire trip, hands down, was Buntzen Lake aka “Lake Okobogee” from the episode “Quagmire.”
I returned from my trip so excited about taking Jerry and Connor back to Vancouver this coming fall for a long weekend. I want Connor to experience Grouse Mountain, Buntzen Lake and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. I know without a doubt those are three places he would love to explore. The weather was perfect in early October; not too cold and definitely not too hot. Luckily, Vancouver is only a 2 hour direct flight from Salt Lake City! We have been looking at our budget and really trying to make changes in our grocery bill (which is the bulk of where our money goes besides regular bills). We have already made positive changes in the last week and we are excited to save for our family trip to Vancouver this time next year!
So there is my short summary with photos of my amazing fangirl trip in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C. I will continue searching for the truth no matter where I go….