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.
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.
Then there are things that are unique to Vancouver like totem poles.
Or particular sculptures with names like Freezing Water or Gate to the Northwest Passage.
We enjoyed the walk so much that sooner than later we arrived at Vanier Park. More remarkable views started to appear.
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.
This was the perfect spot to take a great photo.
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.
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.