Here we are ladies in one of the most scenic cities
in the world and there are so many things to see
that I am bedazzled.
Vancouver is truly one of the world’s most perfect
places to visit or live.
It is a sophisticated, fun loving, outdoor living city
with a vibrant, prosperous downtown core.
Don’t miss the new harbourside Convention Centre
so green it has grass growing on the roof.
From its windows, you can watch float planes take off
and land in the Burrard Inlet, cruise ships arriving
and departing in summer and boats and ships sailing,
rowing or motoring back and forth year round.
One tenth of the nearly 600,000 inhabitants live in
downtown Vancouver, most of them in innovative,
high rise apartment buildings that feature glass and
more glass showcasing the city’s light and views.
Along with its downtown, Vancouver has many mature,
thriving, well defined neighbourhoods with locally
owned businesses, a clear identity and a community feel.
Each one presents a unique side of the city.
Moreover, Vancouver has one of the most diverse
populations in North America and with that diversity
comes all the benefits: great new ideas, an embracing,
cooperative spirit and restaurants serving food from
all over the world.
In Vancouver, you can swim at English Bay or
Second Beach, kayak in False Creek or ride horses
Twenty minutes away, in the North Shore mountains,
you can ski and snowboard in winter and hike or
mountain bike in summer.
From Vancouver you are 63 km from Victoria.
Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria, British
Columbia’s capital, is another of the world’s most
You can get from downtown Vancouver to downtown
Victoria in 35 minutes by float plane or three and a
half hours by bus and ferry.
From Vancouver, you are only 120 km from Whistler,
one of the most spectacular ski resorts and summer
playgrounds in the world and the site, along with
Vancouver, of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In February 2010, all the world will visit Vancouver
for the Olympics, either actually or virtually, and
they will discover its magic.
We suggest you visit Vancouver this summer and
beat the crowds.
Until such time as we can get into our hotel room
let’s check out Granville Island
Surrounded by marinas and enriched by views,
Granville Island is located on the south shore of
False Creek, in Downtown Vancouver.
Granville Island is connected to the city by a causeway,
epitomizing the West Coast outdoorsy lifestyle.
Day and night, it’s a thriving warren of shops, artists’
studios, restaurants, theatres, nightclubs and galleries.
It’s easy to think that False Creek has always been the
watery playground on the inner city.
Most evenings, primarily from April to October,
the sheltered finger off Burrard Inlet teems with a mix
of canoes, dragon boats, kayaks, sculls, sailboats, tugboats,
Once a declining 37-acre industrial park, this tiny island
in the middle of a metropolitan city of two million has
been transformed into a vibrant, people-friendly place to be.
Stanley Park remains today, as it did 100 years ago,
“Vancouver’s Playground.” Boasting a total area of
1,000 acres, sandy beaches, and approximately 500,000
giant fir, hemlock, and cedar trees, swimming pools
, lakes and stunning vistas from every side, the natural
beauty of the area has been preserved and the Park
remains as the single biggest draw for visitors and
Vancouver’s landmark park, named after
Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada
in the late nineteenth century, boasts a history as
long as Vancouver itself.
Originally used as a military installation for the
British to defend against impending American attack,
it quickly became a protected area as the city of
Vancouver was becoming forged as a frontier community.
In 1887, merely a year after Vancouver become
incorporated as a city, the lands were leased for
the purpose of establishing the Park, and Canada’s
largest civil-funded park was born.
That year, a community soon-to-be the West End -
located directly adjacent to Stanley Park – was stirring
up interest with elite buyers keen to be a part of this
With this steady influx of residents came a desire to
develop and utilize the Park to its full potential.
It quickly became the favorite location for many
activities, not least bicycle racing, which was exceedingly
popular through the 1890′s.
This was what Brockton Oval, on the eastern peninsula,
was originally built for.
By 1913, the Park had become an important tourist
destination, drawing some 50,000 visitors on foot
per week (the Park was still free of automobiles until t
he next year).
By 1918, the famous ‘seawall’ began construction
- now an enormously popular trail that circumnavigates
the entire park (8.8 km) – however was not completed
BC A day at a time was created for you, to give you the
opportunity to discouver British Columbia and all it
has to offer.
Super Natural BC is a playground for the Rich and
Famous and for Families alike.
Day by Day we take you to a differnt of part the province
Welcome to BC A Day At A Time this is your site, enjoy it
CHERYL HOLMES YOUNG
SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY
SIDNEY B.C www.cherylyoung.ca