Walking Vancouver

This was our last day in Vancouver, so we decided to walk to Stanley Park for a little exercise. We had a quiet morning on the ship and lunch at the pool before setting out. From the cruise terminal where we were docked, it was a short walk to the waterfront. Vancouver has a great system of paths for walkers and bikers, which are divided. The Seaside Greenway stretches 28km from the Convention Center (next to the cruise terminal) through Stanley Park. It seemed that we walked forever, but there was a lot to see.

Leaving Canada Place and the cruise terminal

Seaplanes are a very efficient means of transportation to neighboring islands

A replica of an old floating house used long ago for navigation

Cute houseboats

People here are quite active and athletic. We saw what looked like tourists in sculling boats with coaches directing them from another boat via megaphone; hundreds of bikers, in-line skaters, joggers, and walkers. All seem to get along with the well-designed divided paths.
After a couple of miles, we reached the edge of Stanley Park and ventured in to see the famous totem poles. Very interesting and colorful.

Another cute houseboat

When we reached the Lighthouse, we decided it was time to retrace our steps and head back to town for a reward of gelato and a nap back on the Ship. By the end of the afternoon, we had walked nearly 9 miles. Dinner tonight was on the pool deck where we enjoyed more fresh fish and the Indian Buffet from East on the Ship.

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