Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (Fort Camping, Brae Island Regional Park, Fort Langley, BC)

This morning as we were having our coffee, Steve noticed a motorhome leaving the campground and it had "Kellogg Show" written on the back of it...so he 'googled' it. Turns out it is a family of 14 (OMG 12 kids!) living and travelling full-time. A little while later, they were being interviewed on the morning news...I guess they are here for the Snowbird RV Show. I just can't imagine that many people living in a motorhome!

Today we decided to take advantage of having the courtesy car and drive into downtown Vancouver to Canada Place. Since first seeing the ads on TV for "Fly Over Canada" we have wanted to see it, so I went online, purchased tickets (10% discount online) and we headed off. 

It was a beautiful sunny day! We're approaching the Port Mann Bridge that goes over the Fraser River...
Approaching downtown Vancouver....
...and Canada Place...
Now we had to find a parking spot...we ended up driving under Canada Place and into a parkade under The Shaw Tower.
We emerged up onto the street, just down from Canada Place.

FlyOver Canada is an amazing virtual flight ride in which you will “take off” into a huge domed screen to enjoy a breathtaking flight across Canada’s most spectacular sights. You will be seated in a suspended chair, with your feet dangling, in front of a impressive 4-storey spherical screen. The special effects including wind, mist and scents, combined with the chair’s motion, will make you feel like you’re truly soaring.

Although short and a little pricey at $20.50 each, it was an awesome experience and we would highly recommend it!

After the show, we walked around the area taking more pictures of the beautiful Vancouver Harbour on this sunny day...

Nice ride...
The Olympic Cauldron -
Thousands upon thousands came to see the majestic Cauldron lit during the 2010 Winter Games. With the Games complete, the Cauldron remains as a permanent landmark on the Jack Poole Plaza.

At 32.8 ft (10 m) tall and set against a beautiful mountain and harbour backdrop, the Cauldron continues to attract visitors and locals alike. More importantly, it’s a reminder of our city’s extraordinary Olympic experience and demonstrated ability to host large, complex, international events.
Busy Vancouver Harbour...

The Digital Orca sculpture acts as a sculptural conduit that allows the viewer to travel in time between the past and the future, also allowing the viewer to marvel along the way at the people and activities that created Vancouver’s thriving harbour culture. The sculpture also addresses the massive changes currently reshaping the economy of the Province.

Through the act of pixelizing an orca whale in three dimensions - a process that creates a crackling and unexpected sensation in the viewers mind - the orca cliché is turned upside down and what we thought we knew well is rendered exciting and new. On closer inspection, the colours and materials used in the sculpture’s surfacing evoke the everyday life of the harbour and the diversity of those workers on the working waterfronts of the Province.
The Artist, David Coupland -
Douglas Coupland grew up and continues to live in Vancouver. His first novel, Generation X, was published in March of 1991. Since then he has published nine novels and several non-fiction books in 35 languages and most countries on earth. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and in 2001 resumed his practice as a visual artist, with exhibitions in spaces in North America, Europe and Asia.

On our way downtown this morning, we had received a phone call from Dave at Gold Key Isuzu...they test drove our truck again this morning and there was no squeal. We could pick it up it up anytime. So after we were finished at Canada Place/Vancouver Convention Centre...we found our way back to our car, paid $10.50 for about an hour and a half of parking, and headed back out to Langley.

Before heading home, though, we stopped by Kal Tire to have the front tire (that was repaired last week) re-torqued.

Once home, we decided to get out for a little exercise, so we did a 40 minute powewalk down the trail to Tavistock Point...and then it was time to relax out in the late afternoon sunshine. John and Pat joined us for a bevie...and we enjoyed an hour or so chatting with them.


  1. I'm sure looking forward to spending time there some day. I've seen such beautiful pictures. My cousin's wife is from there and she's always sharing great things.

    1. It really is a pretty city...particularly when the sun is shining!