Monday, April 27, 2009

Revisited: Vancouver's Stanley Park

OK, I'll admit it. I'm not a big city guy. Up until last summer, if you'd asked my opinion of Vancouver British Columbia, I would've told you to keep on driving. Traffic, skyscrapers, traffic, blah, blah, blah. But a job I shot there last summer changed my mind, and Stanley Park had a lot to do with that...

Stanley Park was Vancouver's first park and is still one of the city's main tourist attractions. Over 1,000 acres of cedar, hemlock and fir rainforest, beaches, and waterfront cycling & walking paths just a short distance from downtown Vancouver. In short, paradise in the middle of the city! Here are a few of my Stanley Park photos I shot while in Vancouver last summer.

Stanley Park Vancouver Seawall Walking Trail
A couple walking along the Seawall Trail in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

Stanley Park Vancouver Seawall Cycling & Bike Trail
Biking along the Seawall Trail in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

A cyclist passes the Harry Jerome Statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC
A cyclist passes the Harry Jerome Statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

Harry Jerome Statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC
Harry Jerome Statue at sunset in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

Lions Gate Bridge near Stanley Park in Vancouver BC
Lions Gate Bridge near Stanley Park in Vancouver BC

Stanley Park Totem Poles (totems) at Brockton Point, Vancouver BC
Stanley Park Totem Poles (totems) at Brockton Point, Vancouver BC - According to Wikipedia, this is the most visited tourist attraction in British Columbia. This image was taken at dusk, and the totems were "painted" with a flashlight to bring out the details.

Next time you get a chance to spend some time in Vancouver, take it! Ride the 25km or so waterfront path on a sunny day from Coal Harbour all the way around the park to English Bay, around False Creek to Granville Island, then Kitsilano beach and back. I guarantee your view of this city will change! I can't wait to go back.

Check out more Vancouver photos in my Vancouver & Whistler 2010 Photos gallery.


Cheers, Josh
Copyright © 2009 Josh McCulloch.



3 Comments:

Anonymous Snorri Gunnarsson said...

nice contrast in the cyclist vs statue and I love the view of the bridge, nice!

Sno

April 29, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Josh McCulloch said...

Hey Snorri,

Thanks for the kind words!

Cheers, Josh

April 29, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
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