And it is sooooo pretty! Red, red leaves and green, green grass ❤️ [and some rain ☔] Of course there are lots of yellow, oranges and pinks and a TON of leaves everywhere. They have these really cool BOBCAT blowers which make short work of the cleanup!
We decided to visit Chinatown and the Chinese Gardens. The Dr Sun Yat-Sen gardens were underwhelming and so was Chinatown. Maybe Chinatown isn’t open on Sundays?!? No dim sims for lunch for us!
We ended up at Tim Horton’s for the first time and it was pretty average as well !! I ended up making a complaint as the restaurant was filthy with rubbish on every table – and the staff standing about chatting!
Don’t you just love Group On 😊 I love it when deals come up and it is somewhere that we need to visit! Vancouver Police Museum is in the former Coroner’s Court & Morgue! You can go in the old autopsy room with the stainless steel benches and the jars of human bits & bobs! Quite an interesting place. The confiscated items were also a bit alarming! It is in quite a dodgy part of town though! Hastings street is so awful and I can’t help but wonder how this ‘community’ has been allowed to grow like it has. It is just so awful, and a lot of the shops have closed, giving it just such an awful feeling about the place. The displaced persons are by the hundreds!
We took the lovely Skye on a hike with us. It was to Mackay Creek, which is about 3km from the apartment and then 3.5-4km’s through / around it. We always have to be bear / cougar aware in these green belts!! The forest is really quite old and some huge old trees that have fallen over are over a hundred years old. They are called nurse logs and they provide sustenance for the new seedlings. I had to put Colin in the picture, so it gave it some perspective!!
This is probably the only picture I liked at the Vancouver Art Museum. This has got to be the worst art museum we have ever been to!! Not only was half of it closed [and you only got a 25% discount] it was boring and uninspiring!! I gave it an awful review on trip advisor!
Big egg … little egg!
Our next place to explore was the Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Colombia. It is on the same campus as the Botanical Gardens. What a cool museum! The huge whale hanging in the entrance is gobsmacking! There is an awesome video of the recovery and restoration of the whale – an epic project.
There was even an Kiwi there!
We spent a couple of hours here and it was fabulous. It is a teaching museum, so only some of the millions of items are available to view, but what you can see is amazing. Loved our visit 😊
So we are now counting down the days until we head towards Whistler and beyond. Will get one more post done before we depart Vancouver on the 10th!