08.05.2011 - 11.05.2011 14 °C
8th May - 11th May
Another four hour bus journey, this time passing across the American, Canadian boarder. This didn't take too much time, they were quick about it.
Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada. I only saw the down town area though. The hostel wasn't the best, but this was slightly made up for in the mornings when they had the biggest free breakfast I’ve seen. On the couple of full days I was here I walked around the city and Stanley park. The city recently hosted the 2010 winter Olympics, with the base for the flame standing by the water front.
Walked along the water front. The city is surrounded by mountains, which look good on a clear day, was slightly cloudy though. Planes are constantly taking off and landing on the water, offering sightseeing tours and a general mode of transport. Walked through Gastown, Chinatown and over to the Ice hockey stadium, home of the Canucks, didn't get to see a game though.
Also walked around Stanley park, a huge park area sitting alongside downtown Vancouver. It was larger then I thought and I spent most of the day walking round there, getting slightly lost. Walked up to the lions gate bridge and eventually back down through the park. Didn't see any beavers, but did see a raccoon. Its odd to see such a large park area, makes you forget you're in a city.
This is as far north as i'll be going, i'll now be heading back down south.