Posted by: cherylyoung | March 1, 2012

Vancouver is truly one of the world’s most perfect

 

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

 in Southlands.

 

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

 beautiful cities.

 

 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,

 and stinkpots.

 

 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

 locals alike.

 

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

 newly-opened area.

 

 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

until 1980

 

 

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

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