20th June 2013: Georgia Strait Vancouver

This morning we woke to grey drizzly skies, light winds and much cooler temperatures than the previous few days.  After breakfast we boarded the ferry to travel to the mainland, travelling through the picturesque Georgia Strait, a premier site for marine wildlife.   Arriving in our destination Vancouver, the largest city in British Columbia, is surrounded by dazzling natural scenery and rich in cultural diversity, but not many photo opportunities due to the drizzling rain.

After dropping our luggage at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel we went on a tour of the city, our first stop being the Granville Island Public Market, wow I do wish our markets had the same quality and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses and craft items at the lowest of prices compared to Western Australia!. Our cost of living is exorbitant compared to what we have so far experienced in Canada.

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We also visited the Waterfront, the cobblestone streets of historic Gastown, Chinatown, Yaletown and Stanley Park, named one of the world’s great public spaces.

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Returning to the hotel, we checked-in; we are so lucky, our room is on the 20th floor overlooking the waterfront, harbour and mountains, breathtaking scenery to say the least.

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