Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver skyline taken from Spanish Banks Beach Park

Vancouver skyline taken from Spanish Banks Beach Park

Following our sightseeing in Seattle and San Juan Island, we picked up a rental car on April 16, 2019, and drove across the Canadian Border to Vancouver. Eric had been there before, but for Vicki and me, it was only our second time in Canada after our trip to Montreal last September. We got to our downtown hotel in the early afternoon; the skies were gray and there was a slight drizzle. That seems to be pretty standard for the area.

The camera stayed in the hotel room while we went out to get a bite to eat and explore the downtown area. I particularly enjoyed the steam clock, something I hadn't even known existed. Eric appears to have friends everywhere we go, so in the evening, his highschool buddy Andrew met us at our hotel and we were treated to a wonderful Chinese dinner at Andrew's father's place. That evening, we were also given valuable pointers on what to do and see the following day, our only full day in Vancouver.

After revisiting downtown Vancouver (this time with the camera), we followed Andrew's first suggestion and walked around False Creek all the way to Granville Island where we had lunch at the Public Market. From there, we took an Aquabus back and rested for a few minutes at out hotel before driving to Stanley Park, Andrew's second suggestion. We explored the area around Prospect Point and marveled at the seemingly endless parade of seaplanes. Andrew met us later and showed us around different areas.

We drove back to Seattle the next day, stopping at the Boeing factory in Everett on the way. We took a very interesting guided tour, but as absolutely no photography was allowed (we even had to check in our iPhones!), I can't include any pictures. Let's just sat that if you see two Boeing 747s being built and they look small, the assembly hall must be enormous! Indeed, it is the largest building in the world by volume. The following day, we flew back to North Carolina while Eric returned to Hawaii.


On West Georgia Street Looking down Granville Street

On West Georgia Street

Looking down Granville Street


Robson Street On Dunsmuir Street The Vancouver Hotel

Robson Street

On Dunsmuir Street

The Vancouver Hotel


Entrance to the Pacific Center Shopping Mall At the intersection of Robson and Hornby Streets

Entrance to the Pacific Center Shopping Mall

At the intersection of Robson and Hornby Streets


The Vancouver Art Gallery Robson Square

The Vancouver Art Gallery

Robson Square


View from Robson Square View from Robson Square

View from Robson Square

View from Robson Square


In Robson Square In Robson Square Carved tree trunk In Creekside Park

In Robson Square

In Robson Square

Carved tree trunk In Creekside Park


Science World and BC Place stadium in the background On the shore of False Creek

Science World with BC Place stadium in the background
On the shore of False Creek


Foot bridge on the walk around False Creek Making our way around False Creek

Foot bridge on the walk around False Creek

Making our way around False Creek


View from Millbank over False Creek Looking from Spyglass Place to the other side of False Creek

View from Millbank over False Creek

Looking from Spyglass Place to the other side of False Creek


Continuing our walk along the Charleson Dog Park Looking from Island Park Walk to Ron Basford Park

Continuing our walk along the Charleson Dog Park

Looking from Island Park Walk to Ron Basford Park


A closer look at some of the buildings The Ocean Concrete silos on Granville Island

A closer look at some of the buildings

The Ocean Concrete silos on Granville Island


Inside the Granville Island Public Market Granville Street Bridge The Cambie Bridge

Inside the Granville Island Public Market

Granville Street Bridge

The Cambie Bridge


By the Aquabus Granville Island Dock Having walked to Granville Island, we took an Aquabus to get back

By the Aquabus Granville Island Dock

Having walked to Granville Island, we took an Aquabus to get back


View from Prospect Point Lookout in Stanley Park Looking east through the Lions Gate Bridge

View from Prospect Point Lookout in Stanley Park

Looking east through the Lions Gate Bridge


The Lions Gate Bridge Looking to Mount Judge Howay

The Lions Gate Bridge

Looking towards Mount Judge Howay


Prospect Point View On Merilees Trail in Stanley Park On Merilees Trail in Stanley Park

Prospect Point View

On Merilees Trail in Stanley Park

On Merilees Trail in Stanley Park


On Stanley Park Seawall Path Looking along the Seawall Path

On Stanley Park Seawall Path

Looking along the Seawall Path


View from Spanish Banks Beach Park View from Foreshore Trail

View from Spanish Banks Beach Park

View from Foreshore Trail


All photos on this page were taken on April 17, 2019




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