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Vancouver, Arts, Culture & History Tours
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On our last trip from Dawson Creek to Vancouver, we had 3 days to hang around and explore the city.
So much had changed since our last visit. We stayed in Fort Langley so when we went into the city, we crossed the Port Mann Bridge and saw the massive construction project and were amazed at how efficient the huge volume of traffic made it's way deeper into the city.
We were awed by the housing developments where whole hillsides being cleared for whole new communities. There was growth and prosperity evident everywhere.
Stanley Park, the Aquarium and the Sea Wall were a full day adventure and we took the long way around across the Ironworkers Bridge, along Marine Drive and back over the Lions Gate Bridge.
We hadn't been to Stanley Park since the big storm a few years ago when so much damage was done to the forest, and even though evidence of lost trees are everywhere, the park is as beautiful as always and parkway drive along the water was a real treat for inland dwellers.
For some reason, the lineups to the Vancouver Aquarium were long, but worth the wait. The aquarium was bustling and there was so much to see.
One of our other trips into the city was to watch the Canucks play at GM Place. We took the Sky Train from Surrey right to the stadium. It's great to relax, enjoy the views and be a passenger.
I think we crossed most of the bridges in those 3 days. We got our fill of traffic and business and it was with a big sigh of relaxation when we saw the Welcome to Dawson Creek sign outside of our small city and were home.