We went abroad to visit Vancouver, BC, a two-hour drive from Glacier, WA. We parked in Stanley Park, the first recommended point of interest.
Stanley Park is a 1,000-acre park with half a million trees in Vancouver. We immediately felt at home, seeing the many cyclists cycling on the Stanley Park Seawall. This paved path winds around the outside of the park’s peninsula. We followed the seawall downtown getting magnificent views of the Port of Vancouver, the mountains, and the city skyline. The Girl in a Wetsuit, a life-size bronze sculpture, reminded me of the Copenhagen mermaid. We walked underneath The Brockton Point Lighthouse’s base. The lighthouse, painted white with a red stripe, was built in 1914 and became inactive in 2008.
We strolled to the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, and Canada Place in downtown Vancouver near the water. This landmark includes a cruise ship terminal, a hotel, and a convention center. Canada Place’s five white sails are a well-known Canadian icon. A huge cruise ship was lying in the terminal. I don’t believe I will ever set foot on an enormous floating, tilted skyscraper!