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bec
July 27th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Just got back from a 10 day vacation in Vancouver,Canada. What an awesome city. We loved it there. There is so much to do and see. They have several nice parks within the city that have wonderful walking trails. We nearly walked our legs off! lol We visited Granville Island, Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Telus Science World, Queen Elizabeth Park / Bloedel conservatory, Lynn Canyon, Pacific Spirit Park, Brandywine Falls, Grouse Mountain, and did some sight seeing up along the Sea to Sky Highway past Squamsih. We had such a wonderful time, especially since we were visiting our daughter there and our son went with us. Here are a few pics. I would highly recommend visiting Vancouver, but July and August are the months that are the warmest, sunniest, and it's not quite as rainy. The average july/august high temps are around 71. That was quite a welcomed relief from our 100+ temperatures that we have been having in Indiana.

quiltingtrish
July 27th, 2012, 12:49 AM
Your photos look like a page out of a book. Soooo pretty! I'm glad you are back and had a great time.

Hugs,

madampolo
July 27th, 2012, 01:35 AM
Beautiful pictures! I have been there, but only to drive through to catch the ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. The Pacfic northwest is awesome!

Genny
July 27th, 2012, 01:37 AM
Oh what a great vacation that must have been! Beautiful pics.

brook
July 27th, 2012, 02:00 AM
Wow! What beautiful sites you were able to see! : )

K. McEuen
July 27th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Wow, I've not seen that much green in one spot in a long time. Looks like a great place to visit.

Jean Sewing Machine
July 27th, 2012, 04:15 AM
So beautiful! I've gone across B.C. On the Rocky Mountaineer train, what a beautiful part of the world! Your pictures are wonderful!

Blondie
July 27th, 2012, 05:30 AM
wowzer Bec, why would anyone ever leave there? Sigh. Lovely lovely pictures.
Welcome home

Monique
July 27th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Glad you enjoyed your trip. My son and daughter-in-law live in Lake Cowichan, about 80 km from Victoria. I have never been out there and probably never will, now that they are selling the house and moving this way.

nurrsey
July 27th, 2012, 09:28 AM
Breathtaking photos!

Bubby
July 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Bec, The scenery there is breathtaking! I'm positive you had a terrific vacation...I would love going there some time! Barb

janluna
July 27th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Love these photos! I would love to go out there. God's Country! Beautiful! I'd love those kind of temps in the summer. What a special time for you with your family. Hugs, Jan L.

bec
July 27th, 2012, 05:33 PM
wowzer Bec, why would anyone ever leave there? Sigh. Lovely lovely pictures.
Welcome home

The scenery is beautiful, but the weather is not the greatest. From what I've heard from people who live there, it's cloudy and rainy A LOT! Winters are mostly cloudy and rainy. The summer highs (July & August) are an average of 71 degrees. If it's a cloudy day it may be in the low or mid 60's. We had several days that were cloudy and drizzly which were quite cool. Most people like more sun than what Vancouver has...I know I do. I could handle the summers, but I don't think I could go for weeks and months with cloudy, rainy weather. As I mentioned before...it is a great place to visit in the summer. Of course, if you like skiing, then winter is when you want to go because the mountains (Whistler, Grouse, etc) are close by.

Also, it's very expensive to live there.

auntiemern
July 27th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time. I am much like Dorothy Gale tho, 'there's no place like home'.

bec
July 27th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time. I am much like Dorothy Gale tho, 'there's no place like home'.

Oh, I agree! I love to visit places like that, but it's always good to get home.

CrazyMtnLady
July 27th, 2012, 07:54 PM
Beautiful. The falls remind me of Taughannock Falls near Ithaca New York near where I use to live.

Musical_Starling
July 28th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Their weather is similar to ours, and the best way to describe it is mild. The winters are never too cold, the summers are never too hot. It usually goes between -10 and +25 and very rarely goes above or below that. But the rain, and especially the fog? Oh dear... We get more fog though, so much that we're actually referred to as "Fog City" lol

BC and PEI are the only two provinces I haven't visited. They're definitely on my list of places to visit, along with the three territories! And I agree Marilyn, there's no place like home :) BC is pretty, but I think "The Rock" is prettier (and no, not Alcatraz lol)