Vancouver in a Day – Part Three

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Ok so it’s raining in Vancouver today, but what’s unusual is they’ve not had rain for a while? We’re heading for the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for a rainforest experience.

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Our group is gathered here today for a Rainforest Walk. And, we’re not disappointed …

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Oh, you want me to cross the Suspension Bridge? Ok, righto … Just a minute while I think about it.

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On our way. The bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river and draws over 800,000 visitors a year.

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Just one quick glimpse down.

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Easy to see why it’s one of Vancouver’s best attractions for visitors near and far.

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Granville Island Public Market, fun part of the city and a massive drawcard – even for locals every weekend.

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My friends with pooches would certainly not leave this place empty handed.

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For a take home item, some might like a broom stick! You know who they are …

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Love hats, should be more millinery stores about for customisation and better fittings.

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And just when you thought time stood still, you can venture to one of the back street areas under the bridge.
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At the Aquabus ferry wharf whereby you can take a ride up or down the river to other popular areas within the city.

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OSGEMEOS, which literally means “the twins” is the Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo who are known for their public art, transforming buildings and walls into colourful spray-painted characters. The Granville Island Silos is their best work so far.

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We’re heading for Yaletown dock, then a tour through to the historical neighbourhood once known as ‘Gassys’.

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At the Gastown Steam Clock area there’s no shortage of fab shopping, bars and eateries.
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A number of ships are in port. Easy enough to combine a cruise with a Rocky Mountaineer journey from Vancouver, as well as Seattle.

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And at dusk, you can do some ship spotting from the Vancouver Lookout whereby you can capture spectacular panoramic 360 degree views of the city.
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