On The QT

Vancouver Day 36

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

Today was the day to explore the city of Vancouver. Many people think it’s a very big city but in fact you can walk from one side of the city to the other in a half hour. A busy, vibrant city with a great buzz and atmosphere all around. 

First stop for us was the Chinese Garden – Dr. Sun Yat-Zen Chinese Garden. This garden takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the breathtaking gardens. You enter a world of knowledge by the staff as you explore the beautiful gardens. A chance to switch off and let your heart and mind relax and renew your energy The garden takes you on a journey back in time to 15th Century China.

We then went for a walk around the city(for anybody looking to do a little shopping – Robsin St. has all the shopping you could want!). We took in the amazing buildings, city and atmosphere. We had a little stop to have a bite of lunch and to figure out our next adventure and location and we went on our way again exploring.

We then went to the Vancouver lookout which gives you 360 degree views all around the city. This is a must while in the city. Your adventure starts with a 40 second glass elevator ride up  553.16 ft to the panoramic observation deck. What I loved about this gem was the fact you could explore at your own pace and read the information displays at your own pace. The perfect place to relax and take in the breathtaking views. (Note: You can actually buy a ticket and use it as many times that day as you like. So you could go up in the morning and back there at sunset if you like to capture the city in sunset).

We ended our day near the marina and it was amazing. We watched a lot of sea planes take off near the marina. We then headed to a local restaurant which was recommended to us ‘The Cactus Club Café’. Delicious. The perfect end to the day. This is actually a chain restaurant but the one by the marina is the original one and it was spectacular. YUM!

Over and out from Vancouver, 


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