Stanley Park–Vancouver, BC

Stanley Park is a 1,000 acre urban park which occupies the peninsula adjacent to downtown Vancouver, BC.  This park, opened in 1888 is named for Lord Frederick Stanley, Governor General of Canada at that time.  Stanley Park is the third largest park in North America. Continue reading


The Butchart Gardens and Victoria, BC

We wanted to make a day trip to Vancouver Island (pics) in order to visit The Butchart Gardens and the city of Victoria, BC.  In order to do so, we drove about 20 miles south of Richmond, BC to the Tsawwassen terminal for BC Ferries.  These ferries transport passengers and vehicles to the Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island.  The trip was about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The Butchart Gardens

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver (pics) is the eighth largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of British Columbia.  It is said to be the most ethnically diverse city in Canada with 52% of its residents with a first language other than English.  We stayed in Richmond, BC, a city just to the south of Vancouver.  Two-thirds of Richmond’s residents are Asian, mostly Chinese.

Vancouver from the water

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