Lunch in North Vancouver

It was sunny enough for breakfast outside this morning, and then we headed off west along highway one towards Vancouver. We crossed the Fraser River, and over the bridge to North Vancouver, a part of the city built under the mountains on the far shores of the Burrard Inlet, across from downtown Vancouver.
We watched the sea bus ferrying passengers backwards and forwards from the city to Lonsdale Quay Market. We had fun wandering around the international food hall, savouring the smells of the different food stalls. Finally chosing a Mexican lunch we ate under now cloudy skies, looking across the water to the high rise buildings of downtown, and the white sails of Canada Place built for Expo in 1986.20130623-202319.jpg
These areas of North and West Vancouver have a background of beautiful jagged mountains, still with some snow on them even in June. The smart houses and commercial developments lead down to the water, and fringes of beaches lined with driftwood. We walked out on little wooden jetties looking out over the Lions Gate Bridge, and watched seals as fishermen pulled in crabs.
Later we drove back through the wide streets of downtown Vancouver, glimpses of water and mountains at each street corner. This is a beautiful city even on a grey day.

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One response to “Lunch in North Vancouver

  1. It’s lovely to see part of the city we didn’t visit. Great view looking over the water to the soaring towers.

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