Vancouver Skyline from Robson Street by DG Hudson

This page highlights posts about sights and interesting locations in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. Photos by myself or source indicated.

If you have comments, leave them on the post you link to and I'll be advised. Thanks for visiting!

Last updated: June 26, 2014  (Newest to oldest order.)


VANCOUVER - Grouse Mountain and Carved Animals

Exceeding 4000 ft. (1200 meters) in altitude at its peak, Grouse Mountain offers alpine skiing in the winter and hiking trails and other activities in summer and autumn. A breathtaking view awaits you.


A Bridge in Disassembly - Vancouver, BC - March 2014

The Port Mann Bridge that connects the Lower Mainland of Vancouver with the Fraser Valley is getting the slow demolition treatment. It's interesting to watch the process.

Vancouver's Jewel - Stanley Park - November 2013

West of the Downtown area, a beautiful natural setting known as Stanley Park beckons. There is much to see here, including the Seawall, beaches and the scenic drive past Brockton Point.

"One of the first resolutions of the Vancouver council in 1886 was to petition the federal government to turn the 'Reserve on First Narrows' (an aboriginal settlement) into a public park."

Stanley Park Seawall, Park Archival Image, Vancouver, Canada


VANCOUVER - The Marine Building - September 2013

A landmark building in Vancouver was completed in 1929, when the world seemed black and white.


VANCOUVER Views - The Sylvia Hotel and English Bay - August 2013

There is a 100-year old hotel. . .The Sylvia. It faces English Bay and its city beach in Vancouver.


VANCOUVER Views - Music in the Cellar - May 23, 2013;

 Update: June 26, 2014
NOTE: The Cellar has now CLOSED its doors. Cory Weeds and other Lower Mainland jazz musicians now appear at different venues in Vancouver such as Ten-Ten Tapas and the club at 1789 Comox, in the downtown core.

Link to article:Music in the Cellar closes

Cory Weed's Cellar Jazz Club, and Jim Byrnes by Green Eye


VANCOUVER Views - Music in the Rafters - May 2013

The West Coast Symphony Orchestra performs in one of Vancouver's oldest churches, Christ Church Cathedral, at Burrard and Georgia, in downtown Vancouver.

Christ Church Cathedral Rafters - DG Hudson


VANCOUVER Views - Juxtaposition - May 2013

Old and New buildings sit juxtaposed in downtown Vancouver. Art Deco meets shiny reflective modern. The effect can be pleasing. This is the grandeur and whimsy that is Vancouver architecture.

Vancouver's Canada Place - by DG Hudson


VANCOUVER Views - Brockton Point, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Garden and More
March 2013

Brockton Point in Stanley Park, and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Garden in Yaletown, two favorite places.

Brockton Point, Vancouver by DG Hudson


VANCOUVER Views - Port Mann Bridge Update  February 2013

Ongoing photos and information about the creation of a new bridge and the dismantling of the old bridge. Includes photos of different views of the mesmerizing cables.



Older posts after this line:


Vancouver Update June 2012 - A Bridge and Crepes

Current personal photos of the Port Mann Bridge design in British Columbia.   A second item is the Crepe de licious, a creperie in the Vancouver suburbs.


Around the City - Vancouver:  Backyard Festivals 2011

A quick summary of events in Vancouver and the surrounding municipalities, at any given time. I look for the unique or what defines our West Coast attitude.  This is the first of what will be a ongoing project.


Surrey International Writers Conference - SIWC

What to expect:  classes, panels, agent and critique appointments, links, and my experience/review of this friendly conference in the Fraser Valley region of the Vancouver GVRD.

SIWC review

Writing Conference or Not?

How to decide whether you should attend:  classes, costs, links what to consider, what to look for.


Signs of our Times - 21st Century Style

Observations around Vancouver:  murals, roadside memorials, rural art


The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt - Ron Shore

A breast cancer fundraiser, this is an online hunt organized by Ron Shore, a Canadian businessman.  Details and links to the site. We met the author of this fundraiser.


Vancouver Cityscape near Yacht Club - by DG Hudson