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Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 | 11 comments

Vancouver’s Viceroy: Day 2 (Scene 2)

After tasting seriously delicious dishes at Granville Island, we decided to take a walk.  We exited the island neighborhood (remember that is really a peninsula) and walked in the Kitsilano area direction.  There is a shore walkway connecting the neighborhoods.  The objective was to make it to Vanier Park in order to enjoy amazing views of Downtown and the North Vancouver Mountains.

Walking from Granville Island to Vanier Park

If we can arrange a contest to find the most walkable city in the world, Vancouver would be a top contender for the first prize.  Strolling gently thru the city many areas is a pleasure.  The shore walk filled my eyes with beauty.  There were mountains, flowers and bodies of water everywhere.  The manmade structures added to the almost perfect picture.  The houses, bridges and boats were full of charm.

Beautiful houses along the shore walk

A view of downtown

 

Then there are things that are unique to Vancouver like totem poles.

Totem Pole

Or particular sculptures with names like Freezing Water or Gate to the Northwest Passage.

Freezing Water #7 Sculpture

We enjoyed the walk so much that sooner than later we arrived at Vanier Park.  More remarkable views started to appear. 

View of the North Vancouver Mountains from Vanier Park

Even the water was filled with awesome creatures.  I observed their dance over the water for a few minutes.  It seems like in this part of the world; even ducks have a delightful style to catch their food.  The movement of their wings in unison was mesmerizing.

Close up of ducks in the water

This was the perfect spot to take a great photo.

Me with the gorgeous view as a background

The Vanier Park located in the Kitsilano area offers a lot of attractions.  The park itself is an ideal place to fly a kite or to attend outdoor events. 

Beach lovers should hit Kits Beach.  Dog Beach offers variety for pup owners.

The park is also the home of three major museums:

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • H.R MacMillian Space Centre
  • The Vancouver Museum

If you are interested in shopping, 4th street funky shops are nearby.

Boats docked near the Maritime Museum

H.R. MacMillan Space Center

As you can see, there are a lot of ways to enjoy spend one or more days in the area.

Remember, above all, stop to absorb Vancouver’s beauty.  Because in here beauty can be found even in the smallest details.

Enjoying the flowers

11 Comments

    • We got good weather when we went. There were like two cloudy days but we used them to visit indoor attractions. The good thing about Vancouver is that there are tons of things to do indoors and outdoors. What else can you ask for?
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  1. Awwe, this post is making me miss Vancouver! We really loved our visit so much- hopefully we will make it back soon. I loved walking around the city- which was good bc our hotel was near Stanley Park but about 20 minutes (walking) from other downtown activities. However, we definitely took advantage of bike rides too.

    • Jade,
      I stayed on Granville Street near Downtown and most attractions and neigborhoods where within 1 or 1.5 miles walking distance. We walked around most neigborhoods and soaked into the atmosphere. I also rode a bike around Stanley Park.
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