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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.

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.

A visual tour of the local hills in Vancouver

Duration: 1 minute 55 seconds.

View from Deer Lake, Burnaby, BC, Canada – 1300h PST (2100h UTC), on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour are each at an altitude of about 4000 feet (1200 metres). The Lions are a little higher, topping out at about 4200 feet (1300 metres). Most residents refer to these as the “local hills”, which I’ve known since I was a boy. Burnaby Mountain on which the main campus of Simon Fraser University resides is a mere 1200 feet (a little under 400 metres) in height.

This post appears originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).

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