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Exploring Vancouver: a shiny seaport by the seashore

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.

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayA 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.

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayLiving 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. Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayThese 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. Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayThe “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.

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

a sulfur refinery in North Vancouver

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Steamworks Brewing Company was founded in 1995. They are based out of Burnaby, British Colombia, but they have a taproom in Gastown.

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Vancouver is the 3rd largest port in the Americas.

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Canada Geese run Vancouver

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

The Science World orb was originally built for the World’s Fair in 1986.

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Craft Beer Market

Exploring Vancouver / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayCheck out my musings on my last trip to Vancouver back in 2015.

(Canadian Road Trip: Seattle to Vancouver to Squamish to Whistler)

9 comments

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  2. Your photos from Vancouver look absolutely amazing and they bring back lots of lovely memories from our visit which was nearly 10 years ago. I think Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I wish nothing more than to return one day. Thanks for sharing and safe travels 😀 Aiva

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