Jun 142012

As many of my travel blogging friends are heading off to Keystone, Colorado for the TBEX 2012 conference this weekend, I’m thinking back to last year’s event in Vancouver, British Columbia. So for Travel Photo Thursday, here’s a small selection of some Vancouver views that I got to see in that beautifully photogenic city last June.

Some of My Favorite Vancouver Views

On the Waterfront

Vancouver views at Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour, Vancouver Waterfront

City View from Vancouver Convention Centre

The Drop

“The Drop” at Vancouver Convention Centre

For more about this sculpture, see Vancouver: The Drop.

Vancouver Views of mountains and boats at Coal Harbour

Mountains and Boats, Coal Harbour

Across the Bridge

"Vancouver views from Burrard Street Bridge"

On Foot Across Burrard Street Bridge

"Vancouver views from Burrard Street Bridge"

View from Burrard Street Bridge

On Granville Island

"Vancouver views of Granville Island"

Granville Island Entrance Beneath Granville Street Bridge

Public Market

Granville Island Public Market

musician on Granville Island

Street Musician on Granville Island

Chocolates – Yes!

Granville Street Bridge

Granville Island Dock Below Granville Street Bridge

Alternative Transportation?

Sweet Treats at La Baguette

Dog-friendly Granville Island

Back to Downtown Vancouver

My Ride Back on the Aquabus

Burrard Street Bridge

If you’re still thinking about where to go this summer, consider checking out some Vancouver views!


  52 Responses to “Vancouver Views”

  1. I was so new to blogging last year that I feel like I wasted having TBEX in my backyard. Hopefully I’ll get to the next one – I can’t wait until they announce the next venue! Thanks for the nice shots. They are a good represenation of Vancouver.

    • TBEX was a great experience. Sorry I had to miss Keystone, but might be headed to Costa Brava in September.

  2. I love taking the AquaBus or the water taxis in Vancouver! We haven’t been for several years but friends are moving back there from England this summer so we will definitely be visiting soon. Enjoyed your photo tour!!

  3. Love The Drop! I’m actually a huge fan of street sculptures. Would have wanted to see it myself 🙂

  4. Vancouver is beautiful! Thanks for sharing these, Cathy.

    • Beautiful indeed, Marcia. Lots of other pretty places I didn’t get to on this trip. Visited Stanley Park several years ago — very nice!

  5. You had me at the public market, the chocolate, hearing musicans and dog friendly! It looks like a great city to explore.

  6. Great shots! I wish you were going to be at TBEX this year so we could meet!

  7. You’re making me so nostalgic. Vancouver is awesome! Lovely photos, Cathy.

  8. Is there still snow on the peaks?

  9. I have traveled to Vancouver as a child and have been dying to go back as an adult! Thanks for all your lovely pictures! I am jealous of everyone who is at TBEX this week!!!

    Thank you for linking up!

  10. Great shots of a city I always enjoy visiting.

  11. Those sweet treats look amazing! Also love all the great waterfront happenings! I’ll definitely have to check out Vancouver one day soon!:-)

  12. I registered in advance for this year’s TBEX I was so pumped after Vancouver. Then the high airfares grounded me, so I am also thinking back to Vancouver. I just wish that this TPThursday group had started prior to that so that I could have met some of you face-to-face! As it was, there wasn’t enough time to meet everyone. . . thanks for bringing back some good memories.

  13. Viewing this series brings back memories of my own visit to Vancouver in the latter part of last year, Cathy. It certainly is a delightful city, with its beautiful waterfront and delightful Granville Island.

  14. ;_; I wish you are at this year’s TBEX so we can meet!

  15. Love cities at the water for the views. These are really pretty! Also…. want some of the desserts at La Baguette!

  16. I have been to Vancouver a couple of times, most recently for a huge international conference of ESL teachers. We spent a few days at the convention center. It is such a beautiful city!

  17. Looks like you had good weather in my hometown of Vancouver! Lovely photos (Granville Island is pretty much my backyard – we go there almost every weekend).

  18. Missing you here in Keystone! We will have to find another place to finally meet.

    • Aw, thanks Caanan. I would love to meet you guys in person. It’s been great getting to know you in the blogosphere.

  19. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I met you already – and almost a year since I left Vancouver for good. Time is flying way too fast. The photos bring back good memories.

  20. I really need to put Western Canada at the top of the travel list. Vancouver looks so nice and crisp.

  21. Beautiful photos, Cathy!

  22. Vancouver is such a lovely city, a bit too small for me to live in but beautiful to visit.

  23. I love your photo tour of Vancouver’s waterfront. It’s no secret I’m in love with that city, and your pictures are gorgeous!

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  25. I have heard so many great things about Vancouver, and it’s nice to see some ‘real life’ pictures from there too. I have a feeling that when I make it to Vancouver, I’ll have to stop at that public market… 🙂

  26. Oh, Vancouver! The parents of my husband are living there, and we plan to visit them this summer! I am so excited, your shots are really beautiful, I want to visit all those fascinating places!

  27. Thanks for writing about my birthcity so well, Cathy. 😉 When you visited Granville Island, did you check out the *size* of those hungry seagulls ready to swoop? Open food must be guarded while eating outside, should one dare to tempt fate.

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  29. It looks like you had a great time in Vancouver! I love the photos of the Vancouver Waterfront and the Convention Center– you can really get a sense of how magnificent this city is. Great post!

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