Saturday, July 19, 2014

A walk around Stanley Park's seawall


One of the activities I MUST do on my all too infrequent trips to Vancouver is walk around the seawall in Stanley Park.   Preferably involving some greasy fish and chips - either during or after the walk!  Stanley Park is an absolute gem although I must confess I haven't explored the inner park as much as I really should as the seawall calls me.  The park itself is marvelous -a beautiful  rainforest of majestic trees, ocean, beaches, totem poles.....one of my favourite places to be anywhere.  

After our visit to the market we took another little ferry over to the dock in the West End and proceeded to go for a long walk with a sit down for the picnic we picked up at Granville Market..

So put on some comfy shoes and come along for a long walk with us...poor Julie I really put her through her paces that weekend but she was a real trooper. 

Beautiful beach along English Bay in Vancouver's West End

Inukshuk along the beach



Laughing men in the West End - you know we had to have our photos taken in the same pose laughing.


And they say romance is dead....

Lots of logs to sit on!!!   

English Bay and indeed all of downtown Vancouver's sea front is a working harbour so you will inevitably see tankers.

Walkers on one path and cyclists on the other.
Busy place!


Siwash Rock...
Walking under the huge Lions Gate bridge - this bridge spans the Burrard Inlet and connects North & West Vancouver to downtown Vancouver. 

"Girl in a Wetsuit" - a bronze sculpture by Elek Imredy, installed in 1972

Poor horses...

Totem Poles

A thunderbird

Getting close to the end.

North to Alaska!


Out of the park on West Georgia St.

Stunning beauty

We savoured the walk and stopped several times to sit and eat lunch and enjoy the view.  Walking the seawall without stopping will take approximately two hours.  You can also rent a bicycle.  However you do it anyone who is physically able should navigate the seawall during a visit to Vancouver. 

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