|Stanley Park Gardens|
|Stanley Park Waterfront|
|Nicole on the Stanley Park Bike Trail|
|Stanley Park Hiking Trail|
Gastown is the historic district of the city. This was where Vancouver started back in 1867, basically as a bar for the gold miners, but I’m sure Vancouver historians would take exception to my interpretation of their city’s history. Now the area is a big tourist destination. The cobblestone streets, Victorian street lights and tradition architecture create a wonderful ambience, as you meander through the variety of little shops and scan menus at the many little restaurants.
Granville Island was a close second after Stanley Park, as our favorite part of the city. As a former industrial area, this region has been converted into a multitude of shops, artisan workshops and restaurants. With incredible pastries and breads, fresh seafood, homemade jams and jellies, jewelry and on and on, the Public Market, was a destination we visited three of the four days we spent in Vancouver. Staying in a suite with kitchen facilities, we were able to take advantage of the Dungeness crab, halibut, and fabulous variety of fresh produce.