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In the dark morning hours of the last Monday in November, I hopped onto a bus which took me to Swartz Bay, and the first morning ferry to Vancouver. My sister was visiting the big city for the week, and we took the opportunity to spend some time together, as we wouldn’t be able to spend the Festive Season together this year. We enjoyed a gentle day wandering in the beautiful city; spent some time on Granville Island, heard a lovely young man play beautiful music, and ate a delicious dinner at Vig’s. The last ferry at 9 pm brought me back to Victoria.


A little after sunrise from the deck of a BC Ferries vessel to Vancouver.


A lovely morning sky on South Granville Street. A few flakes of snow fell here and there throughout the day.


Looking towards the North Shore mountains from downtown Vancouver.


Musician Shawn Bullshields sings sweetly in the icy-cold air of Granville Island.


Late afternoon sky from Granville Island.


I loved the colours of this church and the autumn leaves around it in the dwindling daylight.


Waiting to eat at Vig’s new location on Cambie Street. So delicious, beautiful space, and wonderful service.

Left Victoria this morning for a few days in Vancouver, visiting friends and taking in a Cirque du Soleil show called Amaluna. Bright clear day in Victoria and gorgeous stormy day in Vancouver. We enjoyed poking around on Granville Island, especially at Circle Craft, and had another amazing meal at our favourite: Vij’s. Also a great visit with a friend who has just started a new life in the big city. We’re proud of you LJS!

Burr, chilly wait for the bus this morning, but so clear and beautiful!

Burr, chilly wait for the bus this morning, but so clear and beautiful!

The festive lights at Granville Island.

The festive lights at Granville Island.

Last week we headed over to Vancouver for three days; what fun! We really appreciate having a much larger city in which to play so close to our little lovely town. We missed the bus on tuesday morning which would have put us on the 9am ferry, so were forced to eat a delicious breakfast at our favourite place Mo:lé, and had time to go back home to snuggle the cat for a few minutes before catching the bus for the 11:00 boat. The straight was a bit rough, but we arrived on the mainland intact and a quick bus/skytrain ride later we were downtown. First stop, the Sylvia Hotel at English Bay; our home away from home whenever we go to Vancouver. After a quick freshen up we headed out to walk the sea wall towards Granville Island. We found some great art to view at a few of the South Granville galleries. Equinox Gallery had an amazing display of Takao Tanabe; the largest number I’ve ever seen in one place. His work is so beautiful. A bit of shopping and then an AMAZING dinner at Vij’s.

Winding our way through the Gulf Islands.

Passing another ferry en route to Victoria.

Out in the straight, the chop was causing the ferry to bob about a bit!

Lovely walkway along English Bay in the West End with views across to Kitsilano.

The Ferry stop at the Aquatic Centre. From here you can get to Granville Island, Yale Town, Science World and a few other stops.

A quick hop on the harbour ferry from the Aquatic Centre to Granville Island.