Vancouver, British Columbia
July 12, 2009 - July 17, 2009
Pam attended a Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honorary Society) International Conference in Vancouver, and made several presentations. Ater that, we flew to Calgary, Alberta, rented a car, and explored for 5 days before returning home. Here are a few pictures taken in Vancouver.
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This is a view of downtown Vancouver from False Creek.
A popular mode of transportation around the downtown district if via water taxi. It costs about $3.00. Pam and I took this taxi several times to go to Granville Island, a shopping area.
The public market has a lot of stalls where different vendors sell their wares, such as vegetables, fruit, meats, cheeses, fish, breads, flowers, candy, etc.
On the south side of False Creek, there is a walkway/jogging path with several parks. This is one that seemed very peaceful to me. Seagulls, Great Blue Herons, and Canadian Geese rest here - I guess it is a fresh water respite from the salt waters around Vancouver.
Vancouver is closely tied to the water, and is a major Canadian port on the Pacific side. Many marinas are full of very expensive yachts and sailboats. And, if you can't afford one of those, you can still enjoy the water.
Since the capital of British Columbia (Victoria) is across the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island, there are lots of seaplanes that ferry folks to and from Vancouver. Here is one taking off while a large cargo ship is bringing in goods - probably from China.
The bridge is called Lions Gate Bridge.
Pam was happy to take some customers to a nice dinner by the waterfront one night , and I was more than happy to tag along.
The food was excellent, albeit very expensive
For more pictures of the dinner, click here
For a PowerPoint presentation of the dinner, chick here