Today is Canada Day, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to look back on the three week tour of Western Canada I just taken. As I'm the world's worst writer, what better way to reminisce than with pictures.
The journey started in Sydney, Australia. The Air Canada flight took about 13.5 hours.
Inflight photo taken with an iPad. Sunset somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
The Vancouver Lookout is the recommended first stop for everyone's visit to this vibrant city. It's a great way to learn the layout and orientation of Vancouver.
The 360 degree views from the lookout are spectacular. You can see the downtown area, the harbour, the mountains, Stanley Park and the urban sprawl of Greater Vancouver.
Walking the Stanley Park seawall - I do it everytime I'm in town.
My first time on Grouse Mountain
The view from the Eye Of The Wind, a viewing platform attached to a wind turbine.
This trip was also a first time visit to Capilano Canyon.
Bow Falls flowing through Banff, Alberta.
A still frozen Lake Louise from inside the chateau.
On the Athabasca Glacier.
The Ksan Village at Hazelton.
Cruising the Inside Passage from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy with BC Ferries.
Afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel.
Back in Vancouver, inside the Marine Building.
The Nine OClock Gun firing.
An encounter with a racoon in Stanley Park
Sunset on English Bay.
Happy Canada Day.