Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beautiful BC: Vancouver

Even on a somewhat cloudy day, we enjoyed our day trip to Vancouver.
It was a short drive from our campground in Ferndale.  The border crossing to Canada was only 12 miles away.
We stopped in at the Visitor's Center, then drove through downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver is a nice city, with plenty of beautiful sky scrapers and a bustling downtown area.

We drove around for a while and then went over to Stanley Park.  It was the highlight of the city for us.
First we parked and went over to the Totem Poles.
They were on display at Brockton Point near one of the first stops on the tour around the park.  The ones on display are replicas of the original First Nations work that is being preserved.  This work was commissioned between 1986 and 1992.

The park was opened in 1888 and spans 1000 acres adjacent to downtown Vancouver.  It has a lot of great things to do including biking, hiking,  a nice beach and outdoor sports.
We had a picnic lunch and strolled around the area near the Tea House Restaurant at Stanley Point.
It was a nice day and we were not the only ones taking it all in.
We left the park in the early afternoon, went back through town
and returned to Ferndale.

That was our day in Vancouver!  Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles.  Until next time...


  1. Haven't been to Vancouver since I used to live in Chilliwack, B.C. back in the mid 70's. Oh my that is a long time ago!!! But I've always loved that city. I think B.C. is one of Canada's most beautiful provinces. Glad you got to see some of it.

  2. glad you got to see some of our 'fair city'....we love Stanley Park..now that is a 'must see'..