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September 6, 2012

Vancouver BC

Vancouver, British Columbia is a pedestrian’s dream city.  Walkers, joggers, cyclists, roller skaters  all share the extensive well paved trails throughout this coastal city. The beautiful Stanley Park  consists of 1000 acres of trees, beaches, play and picnic areas, a huge seaside swimming pool and a 5.5 mile walk-or-bike seawall path with mountain, water, and city vistas.

On my recent 3 day weekend visit we started each morning out with a brisk walk on the Stanley Park seawall.  Sea lions bobbed in the water, pleasure boats and freighters dotted the seascape, while the heavily wooded park on the interior of the seawall, offered facilities for outdoor pleasures. A visit to Granville Island  (via water taxi or bridge) is a must, to enjoy the bustling Public Market, where local food vendors and artisans peddle their wares.   Granville Island is also home to an array of arts-and-crafts studios and galleries dedicated to local and regional work….’the broom’ shop was rather unique I thought, as was the ‘ wooden boat maker’s’ shop, just to mention a few.

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