After nearly three weeks of fantastic weather our last four days in Vancouver were very wet but we put on the wet gear, borrowed umbrellas and got about the city anyway. The City has three main waterfronts. To the north is Coal Harbour, to the south is False Creek and Granville Island and, on a penninsula to the west, is Stanley Park. Here is a view of the city across Coal Harbour from Stanley Park.
The Coal Harbour Waterfront is impressive, not the least because there are a great many information boards installed along the way providing an open air museum of facts, photographs and stories about the history of the seaport and city. What a fascinating history it is, from the First Nations settlements and artworks, through the shipping, logging and fur trading industries to the modern commercial and cultural hub it is today.
Totem Poles near Deadman’s Island, Stanley Park.
Downtown near the Coal Harbour Waterfront.
Above, one of the many jetties on Coal Harbour serving Harbour Air and float plane tours and below, more scenes of the waterfront.
Below are some shots of False Creek and Granville Island which lie on the south side of the city.
A few shots of the downtown area: the Union Pacific Railway Station, a typical city alleyway and the Steam Clock in Gas Town.