Saturday, February 20, 2016

Across Canada by train - Vancouver

We decided to see what Canada looked like in the winter time so flew out to Vancouver to start our journey.  Vancouver is rainy - good use was made of our umbrellas!  But the third day of our stay was lovely and sunny. 

We had a special tour of the Western Canada Railway Heritage Park up in Squamish.  And it was  a lovely way to spend the day with my cousin Bert from Gibson's who kindly drove us up there.   The only thing missing was the view - fog just about the whole way. 

A lovely new building houses some fine engines, and can be cleared for functions and a little village is already underway with an old house reminiscent of Bert's and my grandmother's.

Canada Post

Me and Bert
The Museum of Anthropology at UBC was fascinating.  They had a lovely outdoor display as well as beautifully displayed artifacts in a modern building. 

some new work too!

Bill Reid's Raven and the First Men
It was a sunny day so we walked from the Maritime museum to Granville Island to catch the ferry to the other side - a kind of neat thing to do.

I hope you've enjoyed a small slice of Vancouver.  Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Heather Dubreuil said...

Such a beautiful city. Reminds me how long it's been since I was there: more than 30 years!