Vancouver’s gorgeous scenery, delicious food, and waterfront culture all make me want to return again and again. In this post and upcoming ones are some memories from last year’s travel.
This lookout in Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in Vancouver, offering fabulous views of the park, the city, and Vancouver’s North Shore (check out those mountains).
Bloedel Conservatory, in Queen Elizabeth Park, houses a tropical garden in a geodesic dome. This was a magical place for me because tons of birds flit around you, mostly unafraid. You’re handed a checklist when you enter so you can be on the lookout for the winged wonders.
The scan above is a portion of the checklist, which has 49 additional birds. With names like pin-tailed whydah and red-cheeked cordonbleu, the colorful cutie pies had me mesmerized. I spotted quite a few that day, including zebra finch, pekin robin, and orange-cheeked waxbill. The zebra finch is also at the feeder tray in the pic above, back turned to us.
At night I skimmed through a book on display where I was staying: National Geographic’s Where the Locals Go.
The next morning I took a bus to Beaucoup Bakery to fuel up for the day’s adventures.
I enjoyed chatting with locals waiting for the bakery to open so they could snag the almond croissants that sell out first.
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Pun-tastic British Columbia