We walked down through Chinatown and its environs where there were a lot of homeless people on the streets. Then across to Gastown, the historic centre where Vancouver was first founded. The streets here are leafy and beautiful with colourful hanging flower baskets. Two landmarks in this area are the statue of Gassy Jack and the Gastown, steam clock. Gassy Jack, a saloon keeper, was a founding father of Vancouver.
Walking further along the waterfront, we go to Fly Over Canada - a music and video "ride" taking you across Canada from east to west. The ride swoops and dips and we feel and smell the sights and sounds of the country. Can't take photos here. We continue walking down past the convention centre and then head back up to Gastown for the clock chiming 3 pm. By 4 we are back at the hotel for check in and a good rest.
The remainder of our time in Vancouver was spent in our hotel room when we came down with the flu.Read more