Vancouver is such an appealing city. It didn’t take us long to decide to spend another day there. And it is easy to get there, taking the West Coast Express commuter train from Maple Ridge. Arriving at Waterfront Station, we first went by sea bus to Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, from where you have a beautiful view of Vancouver’s skyline. The rest of the day we meandered through the streets of Vancouver, took the sky train to the Science Centre, and from there back to Waterfront for the train back to Maple Ridge.
The next day we checked out Kanaka Creek Regional Park. Just the section next to the Fraser River, to see how high the water had risen. Quite high as it turned out, as the park was closed due to flooding.
On Saturday we drove to Squamish with its eye-catching granite monolith “Stawamus Chief” and its “witch”. We had a wonderful lunch and the guys had one eye on their plate and one on the screen for the Eurocup game. On the way back we stopped at the Shannon Falls and a bit further down the Sea to Sky highway we enjoyed the view from the pier at Porteau Cove.
On Sunday, the last day for our visitors, we walked downtown Maple Ridge where we stumbled upon the shooting of a movie. Literally shooting: FBI guys, lots of guns and screeching of car tires. A perfect ending of a perfect holiday.
Before loading the suitcases in the car we had a last look at the swollen Fraser River.
And this is the end of the June 2012 holidays with all its joyful journeys.
Next I will be digging in my archives to see what else I can find to share with you all.