Tag Archives: Stanley Park

Something new, something old

I don’t often go downtown, but when I do, I discover something new and rediscover something old. I should probably say only slightly old since Vancouver is a relatively new city compared with other parts of the world. Continue reading Something new, something old

English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach, one of Vancouver’s city beaches close to Stanley Park, faced the Burrard Inlet towards Vancouver Island. Over the gritty sand, logs stretched like beached whales. Having never seen logs on any other beach in the world, I wasn’t sure if the giants escaped from holdings along the Fraser River or were deliberately brought to the site. But in a city with more rainy days than sunshine, it might be useful to sit on a log rather than damp sand. Continue reading English Bay Beach

Vancouver’s Stanley Park

This is my daughter’s favourite park in the world. I get the attraction. It’s a huge 400 hectare site with a nearly nine kilometres of walk/cycle/roller blade trail that skirts the park plus internal trails. The view of the ocean and surrounding coastline is to die for and I’m impressed too. Continue reading Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Winds rage over Stanley Park

A few weeks back, we experienced winds of over one hundred kilometres an hour. From my window, seventy metre trees swayed. Branches sailed through the air. On a walk a couple of days later, I discovered large trees uprooted and leafy debris scattered everywhere. Many residence were without power for days. Continue reading Winds rage over Stanley Park