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26 May, Day 4 VANCOUVER

Yet another day in Paradise

Yesterday we had a walk around our part of Vancouver. The sun goes down around 9.00pm so there is plenty of daylight to get around after dinner.
Scene up Howe street at 8.30pm

Scene up Howe street at 8.30pm

View from our room at 9.00pm at night

View from our room at 9.00pm at night

Today we had a city tour of Vancouver. We left around 9.00am after breakfast at the hotel. We travelled around Gastown, China Town and West Vancouver.
Pink building Vancouver

Pink building Vancouver

Tallest building completed in 1929 in time for the Wall Street crash and stood empty for years

Tallest building completed in 1929 in time for the Wall Street crash and stood empty for years


Edwardian style houses Vancouver

Edwardian style houses Vancouver

We stopped at Stanley Park to see the Indian Totem Poles. Stanley Park is around 1000 acres and is quite similar to New York's Central Park. There are a large collection of Indian Totem Poles. The park has good roads and bicycle tracks and is very well used by locals and visitors alike.
Stanley Park looking back at Vancouver

Stanley Park looking back at Vancouver


Totem Poles in Stanley Park

Totem Poles in Stanley Park

Info on Indian Totem Poles

Info on Indian Totem Poles

Colleen near Totem Poles in Stanley Park

Colleen near Totem Poles in Stanley Park

Beaver Crest Totem Poles in Stanley Park

Beaver Crest Totem Poles in Stanley Park


Beaver Crest Totem Poles in Stanley Park

Beaver Crest Totem Poles in Stanley Park


Wildflowers, Stanley Park

Wildflowers, Stanley Park

Lion's Gate Suspension Bridge to North Vancouver

Lion's Gate Suspension Bridge to North Vancouver

On our way back we stopped at Granville Island to sample some great food. We decided to buy some fresh baguettes, German Ham and Mediterranean Salad along with Sicilian Olives for a late lunch. The maple pecan nuts are to die for.
Colleen at Granville Island Markets

Colleen at Granville Island Markets

I thought that yesterday was our last day in Vancouver but I was wrong. We leave here on The Rocky Mountaineer at 7.00am in the morning. The train doesn't have Wifi so hopefully our Fairmont Hotel in Bannf tomorrow night will have Wifi as I think I am becoming a bit addicted to blogging (or so Colleen tells me).

Posted by Kangatraveller 13:27

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