I hate getting up early. Sunrise scenes like this though at Canada Place with a camera phone in hand make it worthwhile losing out on some sleep.
Kelowna has done a great job of developing the waterfront and building a lovely boardwalk to get you from The Dolphins condos and The Okanagan Grand Resort Hotel to City Park. There was a break in the foot traffic here on Saturday.
This picture strikes me as strange. There's snow-capped mountains in the background. Not a cloud in the sky. A sailboat in the foreground. Some people were outside on this day in shorts. Others had pants and jackets on. It's March, and it's beautiful.
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
Walking around the Olympic venues in Vancouver reminds me of Expo 86. I really wanted to see inside Russia House (pictured above), and I arrived there about 5:30. I was met by a "open to the public between 12-5pm" sign posted out front, so that was a Nyet. The Quebec and Saskatchewan pavilions (below) make a striking appearance at night on the waterfront.