Day in Vancouver

 

Vancouver Skyline

Although the day started with clouds and rain, we’re in Vancouver, get out and participate. This is a city of walkers and outdoor activities, a little rain is barely noticed. After a drive through Stanley Park and along English Bay we spent several hours at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropogy – a treasure trove of art and artifacts of First Nation peoples.

 

UBSMA - Mask

Bob is especially interested in the carvings of totems, house boards, masks, boxes, canoes. Timing was just right for me to join one of the free tour groups while Bob took detailed photos. Although we’ve been interested in Northwest Coast art and culture for decades I learned a great deal from the knowledgable, energetic guide.

 

UBCMA - Carvings

 

We needed a respite after museum time and headed back to Stanley Park for a mid-afternoon lunch at The Fish House restaurant. The calm ambience and seafood was greatly appreciated. We noted that in addition to lunch and dinner the restaurant serves afternoon tea as well.

 

Fish House Interior

 

The rest of the afternoon was spent at sites in the park – totem poles, lighthouse, dense forests and walks along the sea wall.

 

Stanley Park Lighthouse Walk in Stanley Park

 

Throughout the day we were encouraged by sun breaks and patches of blue skies. We even found the clouds photographic.

 

Afternoon Skies Over Vancouver

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