Sunday, February 14, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Here are several random shots of our trek to North Vancouver to walk the Capilano suspension bridge.
We had two wonderfully sunny days during our trip to Vancouver. The weather during our visit to North Van was a bit more typical - light rain.
The very tourist-y park side of the suspension bridge has a tree top walk. If you are thinking Ewok village on the forest moon of Endor-you get the idea. As always, click on this or any other picture for a larger more detailed view.
The Capilano suspension bridge experience is a complete tourist trap. It's very expensive but rather enjoyable. Free rain ponchos provided if desired. Please return when exiting the park. Thank you.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Vancouver is a highly walkable city. There is a public walk along the water around almost the entire downtown peninsula including Stanley Park.
This view is looking West toward Coal Harbour and Stanley Park from Canada Place. Canada Place was closed-blocked off from the public because of the Olympic games.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
More pictures of my first morning in Vancouver, BC. My coffee in-hand, I strolled up the False Creek/English Bay Beach toward Stanley Park at approximately 7:30ish A.M. There's a public walk all the way around the downtown/Stanley Park/Coal Harbour Peninsula including a couple of beaches and a public pool.
The infamous Seawall was built almost completely around the peninsula completely accessable to the public for walking, jogging, biking, blading, etc.
I had an absolutely amazing first morning. I began my walk along English Bay at, I believe, Thurlow St., and continued my journey to complete about a quarter of the Seawall along Stanley Park.
I then cut up a flight of stone steps and cut diagonally back to the Lost Lagoon along two of the paths in the urban Forest known as Stanley Park. I couldn't get a decent picture, but just about at the spot of the picture above, there were two Bald Eagles in a dead tree above me.
I exchanged perhaps thirty "Good Mornings" in absolutely no time. As a cynical New York born it became almost too much...the smile on my face, I mean. Those out and about (say it like a Canadian, you know you want to!) doing their morning exercise were exceptionally friendly. It was a great first morning in Vancouver!
Couldn't help but love the full grown tree planted atop this building. The architecture in Vancouver is extremely diverse.