07.12.2016 - 07.12.2016 19 °C
Our adventures this summer bring us to Vancouver British Columbia. Yesterday was spent travelling from Toronto, although we did stop in downtown Vancouver and the harbour front on our way to the hotel.
We are staying at the Capliano Inn in North Vancouver which is a Best Western. A nice little inn with well kept rooms very conveniently located just north of Stanley Park. No camping this trip!
Today we set out early to the Aquarium and were there right when it opened. We are so glad we did because the lines were small and the parking was good. The aquarium was not too large that you couldn't see everything in one day. The outside displays were excellent and we caught almost all of the shows including the 4D theatre film. We were there 4.5 hours.
After the aquarium we drove around Stanley Park to see the totem poles. A very beautiful picture of First Nations culture and a a tribute to the First Nations people who are from the Island.
It was now around 3:00 so we headed across the bridge to rent some bikes from Spokes. What a great way to see the park and for a reasonable cost as well. It was 34$ for the 2 bikes for 2.5 hours!
We rode around the Seawall taking in the container ships docking and coming into the harbour. The driftwood on the beaches was also a neat sight. We ended up taking a few off road paths into the forests of the park where we saw very large and old cedar trees. It was a great ride around and quiet off the main Seawall path.
On our way back we ran into these guys keeping the city safe.
dinner at Ciao Bella was exceptional ( and cheap on Tuesday's!).