First Day in Vancouver

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Steph and the Vancouver skyline from North Vancouver

After a really long and tiring flight we woke up at Stewart's flat. Stewart is Steph's uncle. He guided us to downtown Vancouver on the Skytrain, a more stylish and cleaner version of London's DLR. After a visit to the tourist office, we had an amazing coffee at a place called Blenz. From there we took a #17 bus and got to see some of the city on the way to the Museum of Anthropology, which is situated on the University of British Columbia's campus. The campus is very pretty and vast. The museum was very good and had some very beautiful carvings, but in general we found it to be poorly labelled for the casual visitor. There wasn't enough information about the exhibits or the symbolism of the characters used in the carvings.

After the museum we jumped on a #4 bus, which took us to an area called Kitsilano which was the 60's freelove, hippy hangout.

Adam from the same view
It still has some of that atmosphere. We had lunch in an amazing vegetarian restaurant called The Naam, which has apparently been going strong for years. The food was awesome and we decided we would return for more on our last night in Vancouver (see our review).

We jumped back on the #4 bus which took us back downtown and we got off right outside the seabus terminal. We decided to hop on and take a trip to North Vancouver to get a better view of the city skyline. From the seabus we saw seaplanes landing and taking off in Vancouver harbour (freaky machines). Once in North Vancouver we went to a cool little food market and took some photographs before taking the seabus back.

We met back up with Stewart and took the Skytrain back to his place. In the evening we visited Jen, Craig and Ella, who are Stewart's Daughter and grandkids respectively. We had a great time and the kids are wonderful.

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Steph and the Vancouver skyline fr…
Steph and the Vancouver skyline f…
Adam from the same view
Adam from the same view
The native peoples believed that t…
The native peoples believed that …
Seagull on lookout from North Vanc…
Seagull on lookout from North Van…
Crazy clouds and lights through th…
Crazy clouds and lights through t…
Steph, Ella and Jen
Steph, Ella and Jen
Ella close up
Ella close up
Craig
Craig
Stewart and the posing Ella
Stewart and the posing Ella
Vancouver Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
We came to The Naam (vegetarian restaurant) for lunch, as we were passing through Kitsilano and were blown away by the food. Adam had the "Tofu Dog Pl… read entire review
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