Beautiful Vancouver: Stanley Park and Granville Island

Vancouver is certainly just as their license plates depicts British Columbia to be…beautiful!

vancouver mountains(Imagine the telephone wires are not there.)

Michelle and I took advantage of my first day here (no rain) and headed over to Stanley Park to walk around the seawall…9 km in all!

Stanley Park map in vancouverMichelle and I barely started on our walk when we spied 1 of the trifecta of nature in Stanley Park…a Bald Eagle! Unfortunately, I did not get a photo of it…you will have to take my word for it.

We were now pumped to spy the other two…Sea Otter and Sea Lion. We kept our eyes out and were fortunate to see the back side of a Sea Lion. Another walk about, this time with Anne, may be needed to catch the elusive Sea Otter!

Our walk presented us with many beautiful views:

Vancouver City looking across Coal Harbour from Stanley Park,

vancouver city across from Stanley ParkFirst Nations Totem Poles at Brockton Point,

First Nations Totem Poles at Stanley Parkall the while, surrounded by interesting, majestic trees.

magestic tree at Stanley ParkGranville Island is another must see in beautiful Vancouver!

granville island sign, vancouverAnne, myself and Michelle and I standing just outside the Public Market on Fall’s Creek.

myself, michelle and anne at Granville IslandSo many interesting artisan shops tease us with their wares: pottery, artwork, weaving, textiles, paper goods, woodworking, glass, letter work…I could go on.

While the Public Market teases us with all their delicacies: bakeries, fish mongers, varieties of cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetable stands and olives.

Public Market in Granville Island, VancouverThese olives are to die for! Michelle purchased a small container for our pre-dinner munchies. We will hopefully be walking back to purchase our fresh and local ingredients for a seafood and fish supper extravaganza!

amazing olives at the Public Market, Granville Island, VancouverTo top off the day, before we walked down to Granville Island, we stopped in at Vij’s Restaurant to get a handle on what time we should arrive to get in for their first sitting at 5:30 p.m.

Vij's restaurant, VancouverAnne was tipped off by Vij himself…and the time…4:45p.m. Seriously? Yup… that’s right!

lantern light inside Vij's restaurant, VancouverSeriously?

Believe us…it is definitely worth the wait! (That would be Vij himself standing with us after our incredible meal)

Anne, Vij Michelle and I at Vij's restaurant, Vancouver

Today (Saturday) has presented to us a very rainy day…perfect day for a movie…Descendants.

P.S. As always, any products I mention in these posts are my own personal recommendations. No one’s paying me to recommend them. They’re just what has worked for our family. Your own needs and preferences may be different!

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