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  1. A stroll in Stanley Park, one of the top attractions in Vancouver

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    A stroll in Stanley Park, one of the top attractions in Vancouver

    Sep212010

    My first order of business this morning after leaving the HI-Vancouver Central was to source a tripod, which I found on the way to check out a couple of the numerous great attractions here in the city.

    One of these attractions was the Vancouver Art Gallery, an impressive affair spread out over four floors of a beautiful building. The exhibits change regularly and primarily cover modern art, including paintings, video installations and plenty more. It was an interesting spot and some of the pieces were quite impressive, plus there’s a really cool fountain outside.

    From there it was on to Christ Church Cathedral, which looked very unassuming from the outside, dwarfed as it is by the surrounding high rises. I wasn’t really sure what to expect inside but I’m really glad we went in to check it out. The stained glass windows in the cathedral are incredibly colourful and there’s a huge organ to be seen too. Well-worth a look for sure.

    Then we made our way towards Stanley Park, which is one of the places you just have to visit while staying in Vancouver. From this large park you’ll get stunning views of Vancouver’s skyline like the one pictured here. As well as the views, it’s a really beautiful spot, filled with paths to explore. Tall tress line trails frequented by cyclists, rollerbladers and joggers, along with those just out for a leisurely stroll.

    Within Stanley Park you’ll also find a range of attractions from Totem Poles to a rose garden to a big lagoon. The Vancouver Aquarium is also located here in Stanley Park but I’ll talk about that in my next post.

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