Canada 2017 – Vancouver

15-17th July, 2017.

Returning the motorhome to Traveland in Langley was as uneventful as the pickup and we were soon in a taxi heading to our hotel in Vancouver where we would spend two nights before our flight back to Brisbane.

The view from our hotel room.

Once again we decided to take a Hop On Hop Off bus tour as we find these the best way to get a good overview of a city. Our first hop off point was at the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The first few photos were taken in the public gardens outside the walls of the authentic garden.

Entering the Classical Garden we joined a tour that had just started. Everything inside was brought from China while the public garden outside is made up of replica pieces.

I’m sure this dragonfly is a local.

As was our guide.

Leaving the garden, we walked through the Chinatown district to the Gastown Heritage district.

Steam powered clock in Gastown.

Back on the Hop On bus overlooking Lions Gate Bridge.

The next morning was our last day in Vancouver but our flight wasn’t scheduled to leave until almost midnight so after checking out of our hotel, which allowed us to leave our luggage there, we walked to Granville Island over Granville Bridge.

Exploring a path.

Great views back to the city.

The public market had our mouths watering reminding us of the Victoria Markets in Melbourne and the Central Markets in Adelaide.

Some of the displays defied gravity.

NZ oysters at a great price.

It seems that silo painting is everywhere. This cement works is right in the centre of things.

The aquabus ferry was a much more pleasant way to cross the river than the bridge.

I wonder if we will ever see this in Australia.

From the ferry terminal we headed back to Davie Street which had plenty of restaurants and cafe options for lunch. After lunch we collected our luggage and walked to the light rail station for the trip to the airport.

Goodbye Canada – waiting to board our flight home.

The final leg of our trip. Ignore the hours – it took us 5 days to get from Peachland to Langley. We covered a total of 4200 kilometers in the motorhome during our 30 day hire period.

The End!

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