3 – 7 July 2019
After almost 2 weeks on the road, we settled down for several days in Vancouver. The weather was not as good as we had hoped but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Vancouver is a very livable city with plenty to do and see. It has a unique international flavor; more than half its population’s first language is something other than English. The public transportation system is above average and the elevation is close to sea level so it is easily navigated on foot. The Skytrain and river taxis are fun and convenient ways to get around town. If you get lost, not to worry, we found the residents to be extremely friendly and helpful. Like any big city there are few bad areas downtown but overall we felt safe most places we went. Avoid the area between BC Place and Chinatown.
Our favorite areas included Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Gastown, Granville Island, West Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay Market in North Vancouver. Rain prevented us from renting bicycles, however if you have the opportunity to pedal around Stanley Park, we’d highly recommend it.
Clockwise: View from Granville Island, Steam Clock in Gastown, BC Place, View from Granville Bridge, Docks near Kits Point, Olympic Couldron, Canada Place in Coals Harbour, Brockton Point Lighthouse in Stanley Park, and Science World