Trip Start Jun 13, 2006
177Trip End Jun 12, 2007
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We found the nice Vancouver on the Saturday when the weather cleared up and we went to Stanley park which is the largest urban park in North America. On the walk over we came out of the slightly divey area we had been in so far, onto the harbor surrounded by gleaming new Skyscrapers. There is a nice harbor walk way edged in green with random modern sculpture hanging around which leads into Stanley Park - which is HUGE. It is stuck on a peninsular in the harbor so has sea on 3 side which have a path around, we walked a short way around it (the full walk takes about 2 hours) and stopped at a beach and read. Because it was a sunny Saturady the whole of Vancouver seemed to have had the same idea and the paths were filled with people walking, cycling and roller blading around. We cut off the seawall path into the centre of the park which was a lot quieter and fairly densely wooded, it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere not less than a mile from a massive city. We walked to beaver lake which is literally covered with water lilies (see the photo if you don't believe me) and then on to the totem pole park which told you the meaning behind the individual totem poles which i found interesting (just don't ask me what the actually meant, my brain hasn't retained that much!) And then back to the dodgy part of town and our hostel.
Vancouver Island and Victoria tomorrow