Four Continents 2012

Vancouver: 21-26 October

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With hindsight, it was a mistake to spend five nights in Vancouver in late October. The weather was miserable for most of the time, with rain and drizzle. However, as well as visiting shops, we did manage to see a few interesting things.

 

Most cathedrals are large and impressive, but Vancouver's Anglican cathedral is rather domestic in scale and dwarfed by the surrounding office buildings. †

 

The interior is pleasant with a wooden ceiling. †

 

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Sculpture on a building near the cathedral. †

 

Evening outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. *

 

Thursday was a quite nice day, and we took the ferry from Vancouver to North Vancouver. *

 

Approaching the ferry terminal. The red building with a Q sign is the North Vancouver Markets, and the ferry terminal is the low building to the left of it. *

 

The market was less attractive than the ones we saw in Spain, with less fresh fruit. *

 

Along the waterfront there were sculptures ... *

 

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and garages for boats. *

 

Vancouver seen from North Vancouver. †

 

Ferry leaving North Vancouver. †

 

Back in Vancouver, we walked to Canada Place, Vancouver's answer to the Sydney Opera House. *

 

From there, we had a view back to North Vancouver. †

 

Reflections near Canada Place. *

 

On Friday, we took a bus to Granville Island, where the produce was much better than at North Vancouver. *

 

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These little ferries putter around False Creek, which divides Granville Island from Vancouver. *

 

Returning to Vancouver, we visited the Gastown area and saw the "Steam Clock" sound the hour. *

 

Despite its name, the clock is actually worked by electricity. *

 

On Saturday, our plane did not leave until almost midnight, so we had plenty of time for the long bus ride to the University of british Columbia and its Museum of Anthropology. †

 

 

 

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And so finally the long flight home on Air Canada. *

You can go on to see notes on our hotels.

 

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