For being in such a rainy part of the world, Vancouver is a brilliant place. The skies may be grey, but there is color in the streets (and the water ways). This coastal seaport was the first stop on a long weekend road trip to Whistler. Before I get ahead of myself. Let me show you around.
A really great way to see the city is by boat–and a speed boat will get you there twice as fast. The only downside to that is they make you wear one of these totally-not-embarrassing-suits.
Living on a houseboat in Vancouver will cost you a pretty penny. But let’s be honest, living anywhere in Vancouver will put a sizable dent in your bank account. It’s a competitive market, and it’s easy to see why folks want to be there. These functioning grain silos on Granville Island were painted by Brazilian twins Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo. The Giants as they are called, each are over 70 feet. The “twisted” building pictured below was created to adapt to the limits of the space on the north end of the Granville Street bridge. The Vancouver House is a residential building finished this year, making it the 4th tallest building in the city.
Steamworks Brewing Company was founded in 1995. They are based out of Burnaby, British Colombia, but they have a taproom in Gastown.
Check out my musings on my last trip to Vancouver back in 2015.