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First Day in Vancouver

sunny 23 °C

August 3rd
My first day in Vancouver, I decided to visit the famous Stanley Park. Before making my way to the park, I decided to go to a local grocery store and buy some food that I could bring for a picnic. Once, I got to Stanley Park I rented a bike for 3 hours and biked along the Seawall. It cost me $18 and it was totally worth it. It is so beyond beautiful; the pathway runs along the park’s waterline and it is such an amazing view. There are also many trails to go exploring through! It was a very nice and warm day, so I decided to pull out my bathing suit and go for a swim at the Beach Pool. It is amazing; there is a café and slide there too! After my swim, I went to a picnic spot and had myself a great lunch with the view of the stunning city. Before leaving the park, I knew I had to ride the Stanley Park Miniature Train. It is a replica of the Canadian Pacific Railway #374 which is famous for pulling Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1800s. The ride was so relaxing and such a great way to appreciate the nature around me.
I got back to the hostel at around 8pm and decided to have dinner at the Beaver Lounge and Restaurant that is in the hostel itself. There were a bunch of activities that people were doing in the lounge, but I just relaxed, watched baseball and talked with a few people. I was so tired from the late flight and biking earlier. My first day in Vancouver has been great; can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQcFGAvkmr6OkayJqRET9TU9KX_aPhlcDeC2c7UJ6p4OmMI8xXB Stanley Park

051_-_Seawall_Joggers.jpg the Seawall

Stanley-Park-Swimming-Pool.jpg Beach pool

8234410846_16e5bc0121_z.jpg Miniature train

H411PN3.JPG Lounge in hostel

Posted by dcadair 10:48 Archived in Canada Tagged vancouver

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