Sunrise over False Creek, Vancouver
A magical morning walk today as the sun came up over False Creek and Granville Island.
Wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
No bridgegate here.
After leaving Granville Island our weekend walk took us to the east end of False Creek from where when you look back you can see the residences of Olympic Village on the south side built for the 2010 games, the Cambie Street Bridge way in the distance, and BC Place Stadium on the north side. This panorama shot was taken from the deck outside the geodesic dome of Vancouver’s Science World that opened for the World Fair in 1986 (Expo 86). As you can see the pedestrian and cycle pathway takes you around the creek and then carries on to Stanley Park so all can enjoy one of the world’s most accessible, varied and so often stunning urban landscapes.
Our walk now takes us under Burrard Bridge and past the fishing boats and sail boats moored in False Creek as we make our way towards Granville Island situated under the Granville Street Bridge, with the high rises of downtown Vancouver seen across the water. The yellow building in the centre is a popular Vancouver restaurant appropriately called Bridges. And so within a few short steps the landscape has changed again.