Images from our 2019 Spring Break trip to Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. April 12-21, 2019.
Ferry crossing from Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast.
Along the waterfront behind the Gibsons Public Market. Our Airbnb is the house in the background with the red roof.
Misty hike to Langdale Falls.
Logging history at the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives.
Steps to the top of Soames Hill
Overlooking Gibsons Harbour and the town of Gibsons from the top of Soames Hill.
Hiking to the top of Mount Daniel near Madiera Park
Taking in the view from the top of Mount Daniel.
Hike through Hidden Grove.
Hidden Grove, a large stand of trees saved from the chainsaws by neighbors.
View from Sechelt across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island.
Starfish on a dock in Sechelt
Leaving the Sunshine Coast on the ferry. Soames Hill in the round hill in the center.
Shannon Falls just south of Squamish, BC.
The hike up Stawamus Chief is very steep and has a lot of stairs at lower elevations.
View south over Howe Sound from Stawamus Chief.
View looking north from Stawamus Chief’s first peak.
Quiet morning hike around Stump Lake in Alice Lake Provincial Park near Squamish.
Cliff Walk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge hangs 230 feet above the river.
At the Queen Elizabeth Park Gardens.
The Bloedel Conservatory is also an aviary with birds flying around everywhere.
Headed to Granville Island for lunch and some shopping and drinking.
Browsing the Granville Island Public Market.
Great exhibit on the interactions between humans and wildlife at the Museum of Vancouver.
The Vancouver Art Gallery was a perfect rainy day activity.
Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park.
Whale Watching was cancelled for the day, but we still enjoyed the Steveson Harbour area.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site preserves the history of the area’s fishing industry.
The sun came out just as we got to the Vandusen Botanic Garden.
Typical Vancouver scene along Cambie Street.
The Gastown Steam Clock is not as old as it looks. Built in 1977.
The best cocktails we found in Vancouver were at The Diamond in Gastown.
We rented bikes and rode around the circumference of Stanley Park (Nick got a flat tire). These are the totem poles near Brockton Point.
A seaplane taking off from Vancouver Harbour.
Glassy Vancouver skyline viewed from Stanley Park.
Lions Gate Bridge spans Vancouver Harbour and connects to the north shore.
Vancouver skyline viewed from the 2010 Olympic Village.
Heading home we passed over one of our summer 2019 destinations. Glacier National Park in Montana.
Some of the food we enjoyed on the Sunshine Coast. Our favorite restaurants there were Lunitas Mexican, Drift Cafe, Wobbly Canoe, and The Basted Baker.
Drinking on the Sunshine Coast. Tapworks, Persephone, Bricker Cider, 101 Brewhouse, A Frame, Backcountry, Howe Sound.
Vancouver dining. Favorites included The Acorn, Toshi Sushi, Bao Bei, L’abattoir, and Burdock & Co.
There’s a brewery on every corner in Vancouver. We visited Granville Island, 33 Acres, Faculty, Brassneck, Luppolo and Strange Fellows.
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