granville island

Saturday, we drove from Seattle to Vancouver, BC for a couple of days of sightseeing and relaxation.

We walked down the hills from Robson Street to take in the views of English Bay from Sunset Beach near the Aquatic Center. Vancouver’s iconic “little blue ferries” are a fun way to cross the aptly named False Creek to Granville Island.

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The market has a wonderful selection: fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, art and curiosities of all kinds. Granville Island’s Market is a sprawling mash-up reminiscent of Pike Place Market, Seattle’s waterfront and Columbus, OH’s North Market. The man in the top left photograph would soon discover prices are not negotiable.

While the selection of shops and vendors is nice, there are many scenic spots near the Old Bridge and Sutcliffe Park.

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The Liberty Distillery is a lovely place to stop for a drink; nice space, interesting drink menu and charming, chatty staff. On the left, an Endeavour Gin and Tonic a nifty, fragrant pink gin; on the right, a more traditional G/T with sage.

Below, a couple of snapshots from our walk about, while waiting for the ferry and the short ride back to the Aquatic Center. I’ll sample the doughnuts next time we’re here!

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