Snapshots of Vancouver B.C.

I spent a few days in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada recently to catch up with friends and attend a Metallica concert where they were filming a 3D movie (more on that in my next post). Something I really like about Vancouver is that it is a very cosmopolitan city that has integrated First Nations, British, Canadian and immigrant cultures so well. The following is a snapshot of my time there.

Canada Place Vancouver BC
The view from Canada Place towards North Vancouver
Canada Place Vancouver BC
Canada Place
Orca Statue Vancouver BC
Orca Statue
Winter Olympic Flame Vancouver BC
The plaza where the Winter Olympics flame was lit in 2010
Vancouver Harbour Water Airport Canada
The very busy Vancouver Harbour Water Airport
Vancouver Harbour Water Airport DHC-3
De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter’s at the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport
Vancouver Harbour
A tour boat out on Vancouver Harbour
Houseboats Vancouver BC Canada
Vancouver Yachts Marina
The marina makes for a spectacular view
Stanley Park Lighthouse Vancouver BC Canada
Stanley Park Lighthouse
Terracotta Warrior Art Project Vancouver BC Canada
Terracotta Warrior Art Project
Totem Poles Stanley Park Vancouver BC
Totem Poles – Stanley Park

The diverse numbers of culture also makes Vancouver a great foodie city. While wandering around the streets of the city you have the possibility of finding anything from Japanese to Ukrainian food and everything in-between to satisfy your hunger!

Japanese food Vancouver BC
A very inexpensive Japanese meal
Ukranian food cabbage rolls perogies
Ukranian food – perogies and cabbage rolls

Vancouver is also surrounded by beautiful scenery. You can quickly pop over to North Vancouver on the Seabus to take in a different perspective of the city and grab a meal over there or venture into the nearby mountains, or just stay downtown and enjoy all the sights and nightlife. Plus there is a chance to spot random wildlife – on this trip I saw a seal and a Blue Heron in Stanley Park right next to downtown!

Portside Park Vancouver BC Canada
The view from Portside Park
Vancouver BC
The Vancouver downtown skyline
Vancouver Skyline from North Vancouver
The Vancouver skyline viewed from North Vancouver
Blue Heron Vancouver
A Blue Heron sighting ride on the edge of downtown!
Blue Heron
The Blue Heron up close

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park in Chinatown is well worth a visit. It’s a beautiful and quiet little place to visit with Chinese gardens and Koi ponds. In 2010 whilst in Taipei, Taiwan I visited the memorial hall to this man who basically started the revolution that ended the reign of the Chinese Emperors.

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park Vancouver BC
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park Vancouver Chinatown
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park Vancouver BC Canada
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park
Chinese Pagoda Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park
Chinese Pagoda – Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park

Plus there are quirky places such as the steam-powered clock in the Gasworks district and the  Jimi Hendrix shrine near Chinatown. The little building used for the shrine was once a placed called Vie’s Chicken Inn where Jimi’s Grandmother Nora cooked fried chicken and Jimi apparently used to play music there too. Back in Seattle I have previously visited Jimi’s grave so this was an interesting diversion. All in all Vancouver is a great city to visit.

Steam powered clock Gasworks Vancouver
The very popular steam powered clock
Jimi Hendrix Shrine Vancouver BC
Jimi Hendrix Shrine
Jimi Hendrix Shrine Vies Chicken Inn
Jimi Hendrix Shrine

2 Comments Add yours

  1. enjoywithjoy says:

    Very beautiful pictures!

    1. Deano says:

      Thankyou. Glad you liked them 🙂

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