Saturday, August 1st was China’s turn to wow the crowd at the HSBC Celebration of Light. Here is a short photographic summary of the evening…
It’s 8:15pm and a sea of people has already formed along the shores of First Beach at English Bay
Just before showtime, at 10pm
Let the fireworks begin!
Multiply the Critical Mass bike ride “population” by 100 and you get the pedestrian version,
returning from the fireworks
[Too busy to write just now…]
Harrison Hot Springs is the Sand Sculpture Capital of the World
Harrison Hot Springs is very popular with beachgoers who like to get away from the city
Sunsets at English Bay are spectacular!!! The best way to experience the sunset, in my opinion, is over a romantic dinner in one of the few waterfront restaurants near the corner of Denman St. and Beach Av. If you’re on a budget, picnicking alongside the sandy beach works too. And if that doesn’t inspire you, Denman St. has tons of dining opportunities for you to choose from — take your pick. ;)
35 minutes from downtown (by bus — take the 250 bus) is this little gem of a park which offers amazing views on the Greater Vancouver and Howe Sound regions. It contains all the ingredients of a hike, minus the pulse-pounding cardio bit. Its pièce de résistance is of course, the lighthouse from which the park got its name.
Lighthouse, West Beach viewpoint
Leaky boat ;)
This Pyrenean Mountain dog is positively drooling over the view! :p
Labrador Retrievers (?) and their proud owner :)