Day Out

Gastown, SeaBus, Lonsdale Quay, The Polygon

i. Gastown, Vancouver’s original ‘downtown’, is the start for today’s day trip. With its exposed brick and historic architecture, Gastown is home to locally owned shops, plenty of food offerings, film crews, and galleries. You’ll also find historic public art, such as the famed Gastown Steam Clock , and the  Angel of Victory statue , British sculptor Coeur de Lion MacCarthy’s moving 1922 tribute to fallen soldiers.

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ii. When you’re done exploring Gastown, head to the city’s neoclassical Waterfront Station to catch the  The SeaBus, our in-city passenger ferry. You’ll be taking a short trip over to North Vancouver, part of the The North Shore

Hopefully, the day isn’t too cloudy and, as you cross the Burrard Inlet, you’ll see beautiful vistas all around you.

iii. On the other side, you’ll arrive at Lonsdale Quay Market. Opened in 1986, this indoor/outdoor market features stalls of food vendors, local artisans, restaurants, and musical performances. You’ll also get great views of busy marine life across the inlet and in and out of the docks.

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iv. To wrap up the day, you are steps away from The Polygon Gallery.  Awarded the 2019 Governor General’s Award for architecture, this North Van Museum specializes in ‘contemporary visual art with a focus on photography.’

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Header Photo: DD

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