Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Museum of Anthropology, situated on the University of British Columbia campus. The building is beautiful and the pieces on display provide some insight into the deep and diverse history of the indigenous First Nation people. There are actually tens of thousands of items available to be viewed as there was an overwhelming number of drawers that could be opened for a seemingly endless number of paintings, carvings and other works.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
We decided NOT to rent a car as the majority of the things that we wanted to do and see were within walking distance from our hotel. And while that meant walking several miles each day, we did ultimately decide to follow a tip provided by a friend and get a car for one day. We were told that the drive from Vancouver to Whistler was beautiful and we were not disappointed. Highway 99, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway takes you out of the city and into amazing mountains in about 20 minutes. The route goes through Squamish to Whistler and was awesome. Next time, we will DEFINITELY bring the bikes and do much more exploring in this area.
"Wow." That was my first thought riding into Vancouver as I gazed out of the taxi windows; a modern city surrounded by natural beauty. I’m not much of a “city person,” and I’d be hard-pressed to ever say that I’d consider living in an urban setting, but I could definitely see Jean and I living in Vancouver.
Jean and her parents were on a cruise that started and ended in Vancouver, and while I didn’t go on the cruise, I flew out there so Jean and I could spend a couple of days exploring. With only five days in the area, we barely scratched the surface on all of the cool things to do and see, but it was enough to let us know that we want to go back.
I’m going to break the photos down into a couple of different albums and I’ll start with some pics of the city itself and some scenes from the Seawall, which is the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. At 28k long, it's popular among walkers, runners, and cyclists and provides great views the whole way. It also goes around Stanley Park which is a HUGE "city park" that has miles of trails through west coast rain forest and is possibly the best part of Vancouver. Enjoy these pics, more to follow.