Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vancouver Canada

We left Washington on a gorgeous bluebird day.  After having been rained on the last week it was nice to see blue sky's.  This would be our weather for the next three weeks.  Sunshine and warm temps.  We needed to get up to Whistler for the 2010 Kokanee Crankworx Festival. But we wanted to spend a day exploring the city.

I had never had the chance to visit Vancouver before, but the city is impressive to say the least.  Vancouver is a great mix of highrises and ocean.  I couldn't believe all the glass and steel in the sky around me.  It seems that everything was new and after the recent Olympics it made sense.

We hit up a few different areas including the beach.  We ran into a group of guys that wanted Claire to take their picture.  I had to take one myself of this interesting group.

The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is along BC Highway 99, or better know as the Sea to Sky Highway, is simply the most amazing drive I have ever done.  It has amazing views as you work your way from the ocean to the mountains. Being a fan of heavy civil construction makes it even more impressive when looking at the terrain they had to tackle to complete this monumental task.

We stopped in Squamish BC on the way (and also another day to play some more) which bills itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada".  On all my travels I found Squamish to be one of the coolest cities anywhere.  I'm not going to go off on the town, but if you like the outdoors, this is your spot.

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