Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bicycling Stanley Park and Watching Planes take off

Vancouver - Today we slept in a little bit then headed off to Stanley Park.  We rented a Tandem Bicycle from Spokes and were off on two wheels to explore the Stanley Park Seawall.  Overall we cycled for about 1.5 hours.  Along the way there was faboulous views of North Vancouver, the Rocky Mountains, the Lions Gate Bridge and Downtown Vancouver.   All for about thirty dollars and change.  It was quite fun cycling along letting the wind blow threw my hair. 

After returning the bike we had lunch at White Spot and had a walk along Coal Harbour.  At Coal Harbour we hung out on a park bench watching the float planes take off and land in Vancouver Harbour. 




 

We then headed over to Robson Street walked along until the Vancouver Art Gallery.  The Gallery has a special on Tuesday's where admission is by donation from 5-9 P.M.  It took an hour to visit the Gallery from bottom to top.  It wasn't that impressive a collection, in fact, we thought it was quite small compared to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa or the Gugenheim in New York City.  Thus, I was a little shocked to see the regular price of admission is $22.00 for an adult (then they have the audacity to ask for donations on the second floor).  Overall, your best bet is to visit the Vancouver Museum on Tuesdays 5-9 for a donation of max ten dollars. 

Overall, yet another good day in Vancouver.

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