Since Vancouver is on the air route from Sydney to Toronto, our family planned a five-day stopover to visit the west coast family, and partially adjust to the cross-Pacific time zone change. One of the first sightseeing activities was a drive up to UBC — considered a family jinx, with two parents both dropouts from the university! Our sons didn’t show much jet lag on the view over Spanish Banks.
Back towards the city centre, we returned to a favorite haunt from our past: Granville Island. We negotiated the usual traffic jams to park on the dock, facing the Burrard Bridge to the northwest. The place essentially hasn’t changed much in 25 years.
Looking to the east, it’s possible that all of the towers in the West End weren’t there in the 1980s.
Inside the Granville Island Public Market, the berries and fruit always look great.
We made a habitual stop to Seafood City for cold barbequed salmon. It’s local cuisine out west, and a treat for visiting Easterners.
daviding April 23rd, 2011