Today we woke up pretty early due to the jet lag. Today is Canada Day. It is the memorial day that the “British North America Act” activated in 1867. This act was an important step in Canada’s independence inside the Brittish empire. On this day there are a number of festivities.
After breakfast we went on foot into Vancouver. We decided to go in the direction of Gastown. Along the way we saw a small church in between the high rise buildings (N49.284680, W123.120773):
A little bit like you also have in New York city.
A local saw us take photographs and told us that there is a nice art-deco building close by. So we headed there (N49.287322, W123.116950). Indeed a magnificent art-deco intrance (marine building):
We were close to “Canada place”, so we stopped there as well. It was really busy there, there was podium with music etc. On the dock there was a Disney cruise ship. Here visible behind the piece of art (representing a droplet of water) (N49.289420, W123.114133):
We continued onward to Gastown. The steam clock is considered the center of Gas town(N49.284359, W123.108836):
On the 2nd photograph you can see the Vancouver lookout in the background. We stopped by there, but did not go in. Maybe we will do this on the last day of our vacation (we will be back in Vancouver then).
For another part you had to pay. It seemed a bit expensive so we did not go in. On the square infront of the entrance there were also festivities for Canada day. The Canadian flag was raised and a number of speeches were given by Canadians and Chinese from Chinese-Canadian community in order to strengthen the Chinees-Canadese bond. There was going to be a performance of the “Dragons”:
But the speeches kept coming so we left without seeing them in action.
Then we had seen enough and went back towards our hotel. We passed the Olympic Cauldron (N49.289285, W123,117773) of the Olympic winter games of 2010:
We also got something to drink there as it was rather hot.
We reached the end of the afternoon by now and decided to head back to the hotel to take the care to the Capilano suspension bridge (parkeer area N49.341749, W123.113081) and to check if we could get something to eat there. Despite the name the park is more than just a suspension brigde. It is not very busy I guess because we arrived rather late in the day. There are even moments that the largest part of the bridge is empty (see second photograph)
After walking all the paths (it is not very big there) we got something to eat in the park. Afterwards we went back to the park. In heinsight, the park is a bit pricy for the amount of things to see, but what was there was nice.
Once that was finished we went to bed because it was rather a long day. The weather was very good.