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Today we decided to get an overview of Vancouver by travelling out of the city a bit on their Sky Train system. It was interesting to see more of the city than the downtown area, and it is a very pretty city, especially when it has a blanket of snow. The sky train is elevated and automated, and runs very frequently and very smoothly. We travelled out of the city on one route, and came back another way, so we got a good view of the ...
... see the ski runs, lifts and toboggan runs that make this place so popular in winter. Its proximity to the city is awesome and clearky would bring many city folk up in the colder months. W also found out there had been a few of the Winter Olympic events here in 2010 including the skicross events. Slowly we turned around and headed down the hill to then go to the second arrows bridge which joins Northern Vancouver and Burnaby. This is the ...
... and everything from grey whales to otter gets attracted and can be seen.
Vancouver became also very special for Olympics because of their three cauldrons. Most cities are happy with one, not so VC. Did I already say that its a very rainy city? So because of that, the built one inside and one outside - and a third one in Whistler.
Who has been watching the opening of the Olympics? There, one arm out of four for the Olympic cauldron ...
... also rewarding ourselves with a maple nut ice cream.
Next was the cliff walkway made of predominantly glass offering new stomach churning moments.
By lunchtime Id had my fill of the dizzying heights so we headed back into Vancouver. To discover as much as possible Megan and I hired a bike each. With far too much excited energy we cycled across to Granville island to take in the markets, shops and brewery. It was mega busy and bustling with tourists perusing ...
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