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.
Our group is gathered here today for a Rainforest Walk. And, we’re not disappointed …
Oh, you want me to cross the Suspension Bridge? Ok, righto … Just a minute while I think about it.
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.
Just one quick glimpse down.
Easy to see why it’s one of Vancouver’s best attractions for visitors near and far.
Granville Island Public Market, fun part of the city and a massive drawcard – even for locals every weekend.
My friends with pooches would certainly not leave this place empty handed.
For a take home item, some might like a broom stick! You know who they are …
Love hats, should be more millinery stores about for customisation and better fittings.
And just when you thought time stood still, you can venture to one of the back street areas under the bridge.
At the Aquabus ferry wharf whereby you can take a ride up or down the river to other popular areas within the city.
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.
We’re heading for Yaletown dock, then a tour through to the historical neighbourhood once known as ‘Gassys’.
At the Gastown Steam Clock area there’s no shortage of fab shopping, bars and eateries.
A number of ships are in port. Easy enough to combine a cruise with a Rocky Mountaineer journey from Vancouver, as well as Seattle.
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.