31 July 2012

Two Days in Vancouver

MoMI presents a selection of photos from a brief visit to Vancouver prior to departing on an Alaska cruise in August 2012.

Flying high over the Rocky Mountains en route to Vancouver.

The iconic Canada Place, a convention centre and cruise terminal in downtown Vancouver, opened in 1986.
Canada Place as seen from Vancouver harbour.

The Vancouver skyline, with Canada Place on the left and the Vancouver Convention Centre on the right.

The Lions Gate Bridge spanning Burrard Inlet

A SeaBus ferry transits from North Vancouver across Vancouver harbour towards downtown.

The tug SeaSpan Eagle, moored in North Vancouver.

The Lonsdale Quay Market, located on the former site of the North Van Ship Repair yard.

North Vancouver as seen from Lonsdale Quay.

A closer view of the SeaBus ferry that connects downtown Vancouver and the municipalities of Vancouver's North Shore.

A view of some of Vancouver's maritime industry, with the Lions Gate Bridge seen in the background.

A luxury yacht moored at Lonsdale Quay.

Fresh red snapper for sale in the Lonsdale Quay Market.

Pacific salmon, freshly caught, for sale.

Arriving at the downtown ferry docks.

Passengers disembark from the SeaBus ferry.

Inside the SkyTrain.

The SkyTrain, as seen at the Commercial-Broadway station on the Millennium Line.

Waterfront Station on West Cordova St. in downtown Vancouver.

A view down Water St. at West Cordova St. in Gastown.

Gastown's Steam Clock.

Giant cargo cranes tower over Vancouver harbour.

North Vancouver as seen from Canada Place.

A closer view of Vancouver's North Shore.

The Miniature Railway wends its way through quiet old growth forest in Stanley Park.

As the train makes it way through lush vegetation, passengers are told aboriginal stories.

Tree-lined paths criss-cross Stanley Park.

The transit hub at Stanley Park used by electric buses powered by overhead wires.

The Stanley Park Pavilion, a quaint cafe surrounded by gardens and forested areas.

People enjoy the warm, sunny weather in Stanley Park.

A look up Burrard Inlet and the Lions Gate Bridge from the shore along Stanley Park.

A heron stands amid the rocks lining the shore of Stanley Park.

A Harbour Air floatplane soars over freighters loading sulphur and other aggregates. 

Downtown Vancouver as seen from Stanley Park.

Native totem poles on display in Stanley Park.

A quiet pathway meanders through Stanley Park.

The entrance to Granville Island, underneath the Granville Bridge.

Sailboats moored next to Granville Island.

The Burrard St. bridge, as seen from Granville Island.

Some views inside the Granville Island market:

The cruise ship Island Princess moored at Canada Place on 31 July 2012, one day before departing on an Alaskan cruise.

A floatplane taxis in Vancouver harbour.

Looking back on the Canada Place cruise terminal from the tip of the pier.

The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Spring Aeolian.

Cruising underneath the Lions Gate Bridge after departing the Port of Vancouver.

No comments:

Post a Comment