40 Hours In Vancouver BC

August 03, 2014  •  4 Comments

It's going to take a few more days before I can post the Travel Journal for our trip to Alaska. I need a little more time to figure out how to filter the experience to less than 100 pages, and how to select just a handful of representative and enticing photos from the close to 2000 we took on our 8 day journey.

Therefore, I am jumping ahead to Vancouver. This helps me feel as though I am not falling too far behind.

We flew from Juneau to Seattle. Picked up the car. Spent 4 hours at the laundromat. Then drove to Vancouver, ready for the next part of our adventure.

Steven and I knew we would enjoy a few days of urban life after a week in remote Alaska. We have only been here once, and were looking forward to getting better acquainted with this cosmopolitan city. Little did we know that we were going to be here on "BC DAY" weekend. A celebration. The city was jammed, and we loved being part of it.

Highlights

  • Sunny, 85+ degree weather.
  • Vancouver is a very picturesque city.
  • Saturday night was maybe the most spectacular fireworks show we have ever seen. We made 500,00 or so new friends.
  • Sunday we did a 30 mile bike ride through Stanley Park and downtown, stopping at the newly renovated Aquarium in the park.
  • Part of the ride downtown included watching the Pride Parade, sharing that experience with what they estimated at 650,000.

Here are a few shots 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comments

5.Chris Metcalfe(non-registered)
Well you really lucked out -good weather, PrideParade, fireworks and all those new friends. Where else but in Canada!
Thanks for sharing,
Chris
4.Linda Lee Mirro(non-registered)
Hey you are awesome!
3.Gayle Conley(non-registered)
Loved the photos of Vancouver! Visited there many times as my Mother's Uncle Norman lived there and his son Ken still does, and visits us each year in March. The update on Stanley Park was interesting and we also biked through it (on a tandem) on a stop-over to Australia. The setting is breathtaking isn't it with the mountains and lush forested area? The beach with the logs is unique and the seawall along that area is such a spectacular walk. Your "take" on it is, as usual, unique and provided us with great "re-visit".
Love, Gayle and Pete
1.Sally Bernstein(non-registered)
So glad you finally made a few new friends!
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