5.8.13

Canada: Where I've Been In Vancouver

Vancouver, July 2012

Stanley Park
After a very long flight and a crazy drama in the airport before my departure, I was totally relieved to finally landed in Vancouver, Canada. It was quite early in the morning and instead of sleeping in the hotel, I was wandering around Stanley Park attempting to fight the jet lag. Stanley Park is a 404.9-hectare  urban park bordering downtown Vancouver. It was opened in 1888 by Mayor David Oppenheimer in the name of Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor-General of Canada.

It's a beautiful park with lots of things to see and to do. But I was terribly sleepy when I got there, so I decided to take a nap in one of those park benches. I think I was in deep sleep for sometime when I woke up hearing a group of tourist were talking very loud and one of them was taking picture of the sleeping beauty princess a.k.a ME. Perhaps they thought I was a homeless girl or something.



Cheers!

Totem poles
The nine totem poles at Brockton Point are BC's most visited tourist attraction.
The collection started at Lumberman's Arch in the 1920s, when the Park Board bought four totems from Vancouver Island's Alert Bay. More purchased totems came from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and the BC central coast Rivers Inlet, to celebrate the 1936 Golden Jubilee. In the mid 1960s, the totem poles were moved to the attractive and accessible Brockton Point.
The Skedans Mortuary Pole is a replica as the original was returned home to Haida Gwaii. In the late 1980s, the remaining totem poles were sent to various museums for preservation and the Park Board commissioned and loaned replacement totems.
The ninth and most recent totem pole, carved by Robert Yelton of the Squamish Nation, was added to Brockton Point in 2009 (source Vancouver.ca)



each house owns a car and a boat

a peaceful neighbourhood

seriously! How do you aim the toilet bowl in that position?

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Chinatown


Capilano suspension bridge
I also made sure to visit the famous Capilano suspension bridge. It's a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver. Located about 20 minutes north of downtown Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge has wowed millions of visitors since its creation in 1889. The current bridge is 140 metres long and 70 metres above the river. Walking along this bridge was definitely a thrilling experience. As I walked I did feel the bridge sway beneath my feet. And the fact that just a month before my visit,  there was one tourist fell down and died - it made my heart beat faster.


cliff walk

gorgeous scenery

 Besides the bridge, there's another attraction for the adrenaline junkies. It's called Cliff Walk, a 700-foot long (213 metres), 300-foot high (91 metres) walkway anchored to the east face of Capilano Canyon and suspended far above the surging Capilano River. It is both beautiful and exhilarating. Actually I think it's way cooler than the suspension bridge itself because I could see both the lush trees, moss and ferns of the rain forest as well as the breathtaking scenery of the river, canyon and Suspension Bridge.




What do you think about Vancouver ?

21 comments:

  1. Itu jembatan gantung panjang banget yaa, keren keren.

    Aku suka rumah2 yg depan nya ada boat nya :)

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    1. Keren tapi serem tuh jembatan, goyang-goyang gitu bikin pusing >.<

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  2. The suspension bridge is absolutely amazing, but to try it i ve got to think twice or even more :)

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    1. It's scary ! I had to stop half way through because my head was spinning and my legs were trembling, lol

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  3. Another great post debb. I wanna try the suspension bridge :)
    Selalu sirik nih liat negara2 lain yang bisa bersih begitu ya..

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    1. bener banget Bob, kapan ya Indonesia bisa serba teratur n serba bersih kayak gini

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  4. Wow, benua amerika dan canada belum berani dimasukin bucketlist, jadi selalu senang baca baca post tentang keduanya. Ayo ditunggu cerita lainnya Debz:)

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    1. siap, kak Tesya! Nanti kalo ke canada, ajak aku yaaa :p

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  5. itu rumah2 di tepi pangkalan kapal, kawasan elit keknya... Di Jakarta kek di Ancol yak...

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    1. benerrrr, kawasan elit tuh.Tiap rumah punya mobil n kapal pribadi :p

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  6. udah berasa rumah2 di daerah ancol ci, ada beberapa juga kan tuh yg punya speed boat, hoaaaa, tapi yg di situ rapih dan bersih bangeet yaaah :D

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    1. iyah, seneng dech liat bersih n rapi gitu :D

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  7. How wonderful where those totem poles! And that bridge is FAB, although very scary!xxxx

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    1. it's a scary bridge indeed, it made me dizzy :p

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  8. Kak debbzie keren bangeeeet...itu yang lagi moto patung ato orang sih?

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    1. Makasihhh
      Itu patung2 yang ada di taman, lucu yach :D

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  9. wow keren banget cliff walknya .. itu bikinnya gmana yak ? haha... apa ga jatoh tuh .. kak debbzie emang keren foto2nya..

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    1. Makasih Vidi :)
      Itu asli serem banget jalan disana, kaki sampe gemeteran gitu, hahaha

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  10. Aaaaakkk rasanya mau teriak, VANCOUVERRRR!!
    Itu salah satu kota yg pengen banget aku datengin. Bukan cuma datengin malah, ditinggalin! T.T
    Abis kan kalo liat di berita, Vancouver 10 tahun berturut2 jadi kota yg layak ditinggali.
    Btw, rumah2 yg ada kapalnya itu di mananya Vancu mbak Deb? :)

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    1. ihhh ajak-ajak dunks. Aku juga pengen banget bisa tinggal di Vancouver.
      Kotanya tenang teratur, udara juga sejuk. Aku sukaaaaaa....
      Eh honestly aku lupa nama area perumahan elit itu, hihihi.
      Yang pasti di pinggir pantai gitu dech :p

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  11. ngiriiiiiii.....keren bener, rapi, indah, nyaman, sejuk, apalagi didepan rumah ada perahu..
    mbk biasanya kl kt ke canada kan kita jetlag ya, cara ngatasinya gmn tuh...

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