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.
If you go by Morton Park near English Bay in Vancouver you'll see a group of giant bronze statue sculptures depicting a laughing man series called A-Maze-in Laughter. This piece launched the Vancouver Biennale, a public art exhibit across the city that showcases 31 artists until June 2011. Seeing this display naturally brings out the need for people to goofily emulate the expressions on the sculptures. I don't know who this guy is, but he was mocking a statue for his own friends' cameras (left) until he abruptly decided he no longer wanted his photo being taken when he saw my lens aimed his way as well (right). I laughed. These sculptures work.
If you enjoy parks, trees, outdoor recreation and the like then Stanley Park is probably one of the places in Vancouver you visit if you're a tourist, or frequent if you're a local. The seagulls here are spending their rainy Sunday morning sitting on the Stanley Park Seawall, which is a 20+km path along Vancouver's waterfront from the Convention Centre on Burrard Inlet (Coal Harbour), around Stanley Park past the Lions Gate Bridge, and into the English Bay Promenade. Bring your walking shoes, a bicycle or rollerblades and a picnic lunch to experience the purest form of nature in the middle of the city.
Map sourced from Vancouver Entertainment