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May 2007 will live in our memory for the rest of our lives. It was our first major holiday together and we chose Vancouver. It was wonderful, far beyond everything we expected. We found people over there who became our friends and they treated us to days out we could never have experienced by our own efforts.

 
An aerial view of Vancouver from a floatplane. This was an fantastic experience as I was in the cockpit alongside the pilot.

 

This is Ocean Breeze Executive B&B - and it was! Margaret and Norbert looked after us supremely well for the 16 days we were there. The breakfasts were excellent. The B&B is about four blocks from Lonsdale Quay but we didn't mind the walk .

www.oceanbreezevancouver.com

 

Capilano Bridge is a must-see. It's perfectly safe and could carry the weight of a Jumbo Jet. But you still hang on tight when crossing.

Diane uses the telescope to look at the cruise liners moored at Canada Place. This must be one of the most beautiful views of a city ever.

 

 

Downtown Vancouver. The city is adorned with greenery, flowers and water. Everywhere you go there is something attractive.

This is HMCS Vancouver. She was moored in North Vancouver for one day. Diane and I managed to be the first visitors aboard.

Lonsdale Quay is where one catches the Seabus to Downtown Vancouver from the north shore. The Quay has a huge market selling all types of produce.

The Rockies provide a majestic background to the high-rise towers of North Vancouver. In the foreground is one of the many floatplanes flying continuously from Vancouver to Vancouver Island or elsewhere.

www.harbour-air.com

 

The Seabus plies between Lonsdale Quay and Downtown Vancouver all day long. It's far faster than road travel and the views are spectacular.

The highlight of any holiday in Vancouver is a ride on the Whistler Mountaineer. The three-hour train journey reveals more majestic views of the Rockies. And a ride on the gondolas and ski-lifts on Whistler or Blackcomb mountains is breathtaking.

www.WhistlerMountaineer.com

 

 

Diane and I on Grouse Mountain. Wonderful experience.

 

Here is my first attempt at a Movie Maker video. It's called Springtime in Vancouver.

 

And we went to Vancouver again - in June 2009. For more about Vancouver go here.