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Canada150, Canada Day 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Canada Day 150: the 5th annual marathon (2017)

Featured: Of the 150 people to become new Canadian citizens, 3 of the youngest Canadians cut into the cake for the cameras on Canada’s 150th birthday at the Citizenship Ceremony held inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For the 5th consecutive year, I’m out and about on the Canadian national holiday. 2017 is a special year with the sesquicentennial or 150 years as a nation. Over a “marathon” lasting 16 hours from about 5am to 9pm, I’m going from one part of Vancouver to another of the metropolitan area to photograph people and locations dressed up or covered in red; many events are happening on the city’s waterfront at Canada Place.

Here are 17 photographs for Canada Day, 1 July 2017.

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National Aboriginal Celebration, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

My Vancouver: National Aboriginal Celebration 2017

In Canada, National Aboriginal Day is held on the same day as (northern) summer solstice to celebrate language, culture, and tradition on the longest day of the year. In 1996, then Governor-General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, proclaimed June 21 as National Aboriginal Day since 1996, although the day is not a statutory holiday across the country. Events in the Vancouver area were also held the previous weekend as part of National Aboriginal Celebration, including an all-Saturday event at Canada Place. I highlight the performance by Pascale Goodrich-Black and La Vallée des Loups, also as part of the simultaneous Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver (Summer Francophone Festival of Vancouver).

The Canadian Prime Minister announced that as of 2018 the National Aboriginal Day will be modified to become National Indigenous Peoples Day to include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis indigenous peoples.

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Canada Day 2016, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

16 for 16: 4th consecutive Canada Day, Vancouver (2016)

Canada Day, 1 July 2016.

For the 4th consecutive year, I’m out and about on the Canadian national holiday for a few hours to photograph people and surroundings in my birthcity of Vancouver. Unlike past years, I’ve stayed entirely within the vicinity of Canada Place and the city’s Convention Centre. For this 2016 edition, here are 16 shots with an abundance of red and white. Enjoy!

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Vancouver: the Amadea at Canada Place

Amadea, cruise ship, Phoenix Reisen, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Yes, it’s the end of February, and it’s already cruise-ship season in Vancouver! That says a lot about the relatively temperate winter weather in this part of the world …

The cruise ship “MS Amadea” is docked at the Canada Place cruise ship terminal in Vancouver, Canada. Operated by German-company Phoenix Reisen, the ship is in Vancouver for a couple of days before embarking 27 February on a month-long voyage across the Pacific. Scheduled stops include Seattle, Washington; Astoria, Oregon; and San Francisco, California; before heading out across the “big western pond” to Hawaii. The ship traverses the northern Pacific to Yokohama, Japan with the final destination Osaka and scheduled arrival on 24 March 2013.

Amadea, cruise ship, Phoenix Reisen, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The “Amadea” can take on 600 or so passengers with a crew complement of about 250. I get a nice chuckle at how Phoenix Reisen has labeled this cruise as Vom “Wilden Westen” zum Fernen Osten – from the wild west to the far east. You can read the full itinerary in German here.

To the Germans and Europeans who have flown out to Vancouver to join the month-long cruise:

“Willkommen in Vancouver, Kanada!”

Amadea, cruise ship, Phoenix Reisen, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

I made the photos above on 25 February 2013 with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

Olympic cauldron, Jack Poole Plaza, 2010 Winter Olympics, downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver city at night

The photos below show some familiar landmarks and favourite places in Vancouver at night.


Sculpture by Gathie Falk, installed 1991 at Canada Place, The Lions, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Salute to the Lions of Vancouver”, by Gathie Falk, 1991 : Canada Place

Canada Place, The Lions, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Salute to the Lions of Vancouver”, by Gathie Falk, 1991 : Canada Place

SeaBus, Port of Metro Vancouver Centerm, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SeaBus, CenTerm Port of Metro Vancouver

Downtown, dusk, Harbour Centre, Granville St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Downtown at dusk, 1 of 2

Downtown, dusk, SeaBus, Waterfront Station, Woodwards sign, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Downtown at dusk, 2 of 2

Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Illumination from the Convention Centre

Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet, Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lights from Lions Gate Bridge, Cypress Mountain

Vancouver Convention Centre, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Convention Centre

The Drop, Inges Idee, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Drop”, by Inges Idee (2009) : Vancouver Convention Centre

Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sails at Canada Place

Olympic cauldron, Jack Poole Plaza, 2010 Winter Olympics, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Silent Olympic cauldron reaches out to Grouse Mountain

West End, downtown, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lights near and far, glass and hill

Granville Island Public Market, Granville Island, False Creek, Granville Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Granville Island Public Market

Burrard Bridge, Granville Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Burrard Bridge, from Granville Bridge

North (city) pylon, Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

North (city) pylon, Burrard Bridge

North (city) pylon south to central truss, east side of Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Looking through, Burrard Bridge

Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lines are drawn, Burrard Bridge

fog, First Beach, English Bay, ayyulshun, Salish Sea, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Foggy’s dark lines at First Beach

West End, Denman, Davie, First Beach, English Bay, ayyulshun, Salish Sea, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Sands and Milestones”, Denman at Davie

Vancouver Public Library, Central, downtown, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Central’s lights, Vancouver Public Library

downtown, West Georgia, Hamilton, CBC, SRC, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

West Georgia at Hamilton

BC Place Stadium, downtown, Georgia Viaduct, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Where am I?

downtown, Granville St., West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Great White Way”: north on Granville to West Georgia

downtown, Granville St., Robson St., Orpheum, Vogue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Great White Way”: south on Granville, from Robson


•   Vancouver by day (2012).

I made these photos in January and February 2012. This post is published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-1Bp.

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