Part I
Part II
Boating around Vancouver
Part II of II
2004-September-02
 

A couple of years ago, this bridge was re-decked and its sidewalks moved to the sides of the main span on cantilevers.

After crossing the bridge, I saw Canada Place (left side of the picture).  This is a mixed-use commercial facility and another Vancouver's landmark.  This place is home to the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Pan Pacific Hotel, Cruise Ship Terminal, the CN IMAX Theatre, World Trade Centre Office Complex and Citipark parking facility.

On the other side, I saw the Pacific Coast Terminals and Vancouver Wharves Terminals.  These companies handle all of the sulphur exports from Canada's western region.  The sulphur is a by-product from the extensive oil and gas developments located in north eastern British Columbia and Alberta. 

Well, fun doesn't last forever and it was time to come back.

As you can see, Vancouver is a city surrounded by water on three sides.  If you are visiting the city a walk around Stanley Park is highly recommended.

A nice sunset was marking the ending of my one-hour journey

Back to Granville Island.  The island is connected to the city by a causeway.  There is an excellent map of the Island, up-to-date information on festivals, shows and performances, as well as information on the Island's history at the Granville Island Information Centre.

Some people with their own water-based transportation, can use the free public dock behind the Public Market that allows three-hour moorage.  Space is limited, and is first come, first served.

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