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2011/08/17 Visiting Vancouver
π 2011-08-17 01:01 in Canada, Trips

Welcome to Vancouver Airport
Welcome to Vancouver Airport

I went to get a few pictures from Prospect Point at sunset. The only problem was getting a ride back to downtown was hard since cabs didn't quite want to come there to pick me up, but oh well, the view was worth it.





Jennifer was supposed to join me friday night for the weekend, but unfortunately United screwed up with her plane, so she never made it. As a result, I went to visit stuff on my own during the weekend, and started with Capilano Park and then went up Grouse Mountain.

they're known for their long suspension bridge
they're known for their long suspension bridge

they also just finished a fully suspended path on the clifside
they also just finished a fully suspended path on the clifside






I then took a quick cab to the bottom of Grouse Mountain, and instead of taking the gondola up, I climbed up the grind in about 1h, which is a respectable time I'm told (but it does kick your ass, it's pretty straight up).




the top
the top

Grouse Mountain is a ski resort during the winter, but they have lots of attractions during the summer, which are worth the visit (on top of just the view of course):








They had a nice bird show:






Their bears seemed pretty happy:



Their lumberjack show was quite good too, those guys knew their stuff and competed on multiple skills for our amusement :)




their tree climbing skills were impressive too
their tree climbing skills were impressive too


balancing on a log until the other guy falls off
balancing on a log until the other guy falls off


When I was done, I took the fun way down, parasailing. It was way way overpriced (a lot of money goes to the mountain for the privilege), but it was definitely fun and a great view.




then it was my turn
then it was my turn










we landed in a park in the end
we landed in a park in the end





From there, I took a bus back and a ferry across back to downtown to have dinner at the Top of Vancouver revolving restaurant.

you can see the restaurant
you can see the restaurant

I got day and night shots while having dinner
I got day and night shots while having dinner






The next morning I took my rollerblades to go around downtown's waterfront path via Stanley Park.






They had a nice little aquarium in the park, so I went there.








I then continued the rollerblade tour:





went to the Grandville Island Market:






back to downtown:




and on my way to the airport, I went to see the very nice Bloedel Conservatory, which was small, but a lot of fun:



I love the colors on that one
I love the colors on that one





And just like that, the packed 2 day weekend was over, and the tram back to the airport.



That's all folks...

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