Everybody enjoys the picturesque views in BC. Even Blue Heron here, who appears to be relaxing and taking in a view of Lost Lagoon from a seemingly perfect vantage point. Three Blue Herons ended up making an appearance that afternoon. I've never seen so many together at the same time.
Possible captions for this photo could be "Walking on Top of the World", "Jumping for Joy", "Celebrating Nature", "Up Upon High". What was actually being said at the time was more along the lines of, "Oh shoot! Ok, try it again. Ready? On the count of 3. One, two, THREE!"
You will see scenes like this if you go for a walk around the Seawall. I was wishing for more of a blue sky, but at least it wasn't raining, letting me have a bit more traction on this moss-covered ground.
The viewing area of Prospect Point shown here affords superb views of West Vancouver, North Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge. It's also the highest point in Stanley Park, which explains why I had to resort to pushing my bicycle up the trail at one point in getting there because it was just too long of an uphill grade.
Granville Island definitely is an eyeful. There's musicians of all sorts, crafts, food, shopping, art and niche stores dedicated to umbrellas and sake and hats. Sitting out by the water watching the birds is a fantastic way to spend a nice afternoon on the island if it's not too busy - which it does get on summer weekends. Best to take public transit to the island, or cycle over if you're able because parking spaces get to be a hot commodity.
The Aquabus seen here is a little ferry boat system that can take you from Vancouver Downtown to Granville Island, David Lam Park, Stamp's Landing, Olympic Village, Yaletown, Plaza of Nations and Science World. We took our bicycles on board for the approx 2 minute ride from the station at Hornby Street to Granville Island, then cycled the rest of the way around False Creek.