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"Cap Crusher", Capilano Canyon, Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver embraces spring in grand style

The first few days of spring in Vancouver, Canada have seen sun, first signs of new life, and warm temperatures reaching +15C (60F). The days have highlighted a clear advantage for being present in the “Canadian Southwest,” compared to the lingering winter hanging on so desperately in other parts of the country.

Over an 11-hour period, I’m fortunate to catch a few special moments:


MacLean Park, Strathcona, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tai chi for early risers – MacLean Park, Strathcona

MacLean Park, Strathcona, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Morning flight – MacLean Park, Strathcona

"Cap Crusher", Capilano Canyon, Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Photo finish – North Vancouver

Capilano Canyon, Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Sisters (The Lions) – North Vancouver

Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Spring stroll by the river – Garry Point Park, Steveston

Fraser River, Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea, Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Double take (times 7) – Fraser River

Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Flights of fancy – Garry Point Park, Steveston

Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea, Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Human detectors – Georgia Strait (Salish Sea)

Academic Quadrangle, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Pour water, Instant campus – Simon Fraser University

Convocation Mall, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Sunset in springtime, shapes, and silhouettes – Simon Fraser University

West Mall Complex, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Sun(set) dog, 22-degree halo – Simon Fraser University


I made the photos above on 23 March 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-4Mt.

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

Vancouver city by day

I was born and raised in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I left Vancouver in 1994, and for the next 17 years, I hadn’t spent more than one to two weeks in any subsequent visit.

I returned to Vancouver on 2012 January 4 after leaving job, career, and country of residence behind. In the six following weeks, I discovered new aspects to my hometown, and rediscovered “old” things I hadn’t encountered in over 20 years.

With this gallery, I’m showing parts to Vancouver which make the city beautiful and compelling. Anyone can find these gems for themselves at no charge, apart from the cost of public transit, because, really, why are you driving around town? Another gallery showing Vancouver at night will be posted very soon.

Here is some more photo goodness from Vancouver:

I made the photos above on January 2011, January 2012, and February 2012. This post is published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain in winter

All of the peaks on Vancouver’s North Shore have a frosting of snow on their respective peaks. Most residents refer to the North Shore mountains which go up to about 5000 feet as the “local hills”.

However, my knees are wobbly, and my ankles are crap. I don’t ski nor do I snowboard. What that means is I cast envious glances at those who do. But instead of envy, why not capture them in action?

It’s really beautiful at the summit of Grouse Mountain.

From downtown Vancouver, it’s 15 to 20 minutes drive to the base of Grouse Mountain. Alternatively, there is public transport: with the 247 bus directly from downtown Vancouver; across Burrard Inlet on the Seabus to Lonsdale Quay, followed by the 236 bus; or with the 232 bus from the eastern side of North Vancouver. There’s an aerial tramway or Skyride service between the mountain’s base and the top.

I made all of the photos above on 7 February 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera and 70-300mm zoom-lens. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-1y7.

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