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2009/07/22-27 Vancouver family stopover 0

Posted on April 23, 2011 by daviding

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.

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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.

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Looking to the east, it’s possible that all of the towers in the West End weren’t there in the 1980s.

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Inside the Granville Island Public Market, the berries and fruit always look great.

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We made a habitual stop to Seafood City for cold barbequed salmon.  It’s local cuisine out west, and a treat for visiting Easterners.