Vancouver is Canada’s 3rd largest city, and with height limits on skyscrapers has numerous fairly tall ones, without the massively tall buildings blocking views of the mountains.
In addition it is a center for cruise ships heading to Alaska. Personally I have no desire to be on a boat with 3000 other people.
The harbor has steady seaplane traffic
The harbor front area is lined with condo buildings.
The Olympic Cauldron
8 Bit Orca
One of the cruise ships going under the Lions Gate Bridge.
An evening view from the ‘Vancouver Lookout’ observation deck.
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is the home of the Museum of Anthropology. This museum is known for it’s extensive collection of world arts and cultures, but mostly for it’s First Nation (Native Canadian) collection.
Words don’t do justice to how impressive they are.
One of the inlets in the Vancouver area is known as False Creek. In the middle of this waterway is Granville Island, a man made island that was originally used for industry but most have left, as restaurants, housing and parks have taken over.
The views across the waterway to downtown are great.
The one remaining industrial business, Ocean Concrete, has gotten into the artistic spirit.
There are numerous houses build on the piers.
As well as many high end boats docked alongside.
Another view downtown.
Palm trees in Canada?
Capilano Park is a natural area in North Vancouver that has a deep gorge running through it. Since the 1800s a private park, close but not included in the main park, has featured a suspension bridge across the ravine.
Today the park has a number of other attractions, and as a ‘tourist spot’ is well done.
The park features a nice display of replica Native Totem Poles.
The ‘Cliffwalk’ is hanging along the side of the cliff on a narrow walkway.
The “Treetop Adventure” is suspended high above the ground giving interesting views of the canopy
As well as the activities below.
The the main attraction is the bouncing, swinging bridge.