Friday, 9 May 2014

Vancouver Diary, April/May 2014

Day 1
-Ate breakfast at hotel.
-Walked to Midtown and Waterfront.
-Waked to Chinatown.
-Visited Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
-Visited Gastown and gift shops.
-Walked to Coal Harbour.
-Ate at Urban Thai Bistro: keang panang/pad thai.

View from Canada Place, Waterfront 

Day 2
-Rode on SeaBus to Lonsdale Quay.
-Rode bus to Capilano, saw totem poles.
-Walked treetop trail.
-Ate lunch at Loggers' Grill: burgers and fries.
-Walked along Capilano River to the 90 m. Cleveland Dam

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Day 3
-Walked around the front of 1,001-acre Stanley Park.
-Saw totem poles, seawall, Coal Harbour, cricket pavillion. 
-Visited Vancouver Aquarium
-Saw beluga whales, jellyfish, otters, sea lions, dolphins, etc.
-Cooked meal of chicken and pasta in apartment.

Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park

Day 4
-Walked to False Creek and took Aquabus to Granville Island.
-Visited shops and food market. 
-Had lunch at The Sand Bar: seafood platter/fresh swordfish.
-Walked to Midtown. 
-Went shopping in Gastown. 
-Ate bagels and fesh fruit from market. 

View from The Sand Bar restaurant, Granville Island

Day 5
-Walked along seawall to First Beach and on to Stanley Park.
-Took horse-drawn tour of park. 
-Ate at Spot Café: smoked salmon bagel/grilled chicken hoagie. 
-Road SkyTrain to Main Street/Telus World of Science
-Walked to RX Comics
-Ate at Toyama: all-you-can-eat sushi and sashimi. 

Stanley Park

Day 6
-Walked to Midtown, took SeaBus to Lonsdale Quay. 
-Rode bus to Grouse Mountain, took Skyride to summit.
-Ate lunch at Grouse Grind café: grilled Italian panini. 
-Followed trail to grizzly bears 'Grinder' and 'Coola'
-Went shopping at Lonsdale Quay Market
-Ate tiger prawns and fruit salad.  

View from Grouse Mountain

Day 7
-Walked along seawall to George Wainborn Park, David Lam Park, Coopers' Park and the Olympic Village.
-Had lunch at Yaletown Brewing Company
grilled shrimp pizza/backyard burger.
-Walked to Canada Place/Waterfront. 
-Rode SkyTrain to airport.

View of Stanley Park from Waterfront

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