Posted by: cherylyoung | January 27, 2013

Day 71 Vancouver B.C Golf in the a.m and ski in the p.m

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

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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.

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