My parents and I arrived in Vancouver on Via’s Canadian the gloomy morning of Wednesday, October 22, 2014. The city is the largest in western Canada. I didn’t have any grand adventures in Vancouver but in the interest of completeness, I thought I would present a gallery of photos from the day.
Our hotel was located near Stanley Park. After we dropped off our luggage, we went for a walk on the walking path ringing the waterfront there. Larger than New York’s Central Park, Stanley Park occupies the land between English Bay and Vancouver Harbour northwest of downtown.
After lunch, I took a walk to the area around Vancouver Harbour. In addition to the busy port, there is a sizable seaplane operation there, including a floating gas station. I eventually met my parents in Gastown. Although my father asked me to meet him at the Gastown Steam Clock, Vancouver’s most famous landmark, it turned out this wouldn’t be possible…
I searched around for the Gastown Steam Clock, before noticing that it was missing. Oh well. To paraphrase what Brooklyn Dodgers fans always said when they lost to the Yankees, “Wait ’till next visit…”