Tuxedo Stan’s World Tour – Springtime in Vancouver British Columbia

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Apr 4, 2013 2 Comments ›› Hugh

This week I got some GREAT pictures from my friend Paulette Heppner in British Columbia (BC).

That’s on the west coast of Canada – we also call it the left hand coast.

If I didn’t live in Catopia, BC would be high on my list of alternatives… except I hear it’s a long walk from Nova Scotia. (About 6000 km / 3700 miles)

Fasten your seat belt while we take a whirlwind tour of Vancouver in the spring!

Click on any thumbnail for a larger version of the photo.

I’ll let Paulette be your tour guide:

Cheer up, Stan fans, spring has spring on the wet coast and it’s coming your way soon!

Trade and Convention Centre, and the only raindrop in sight is the raindrop sculpture in the background.

Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre

Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre

 

 Minion Mike verifies that the world really does revolve around cats.

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White sails of the cruise ship centre.

Vancouver Cruise Ship Centre

Vancouver Cruise Ship Centre

 

Minion Mike has no fear of bears.

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Olympic Cauldron, also known locally as four doobies and a fattie.

Vancouver Olympic Cauldron

Vancouver Olympic Cauldron

 

Vancouver harbour. Cranes are for loading ships.

Vancouver Harbour

Vancouver Harbour

 

Green roof of the new convention centre.

Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre

 

Coal harbour marina and residences.

Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Coal Harbour Marina, Vancouver

 

Minion Mike visits Jimmy Pattison’s yacht. He briefly considers buying one himself, then remembers he doesn’t like water.

Billionaire Jimmy Pattison's yacht

Billionaire Jimmy Pattison’s yacht

 

Minion Mike thinks this 1962 Jag might be more his style. After all, a Jaguar is a cat.

Two cats - a minion and a jaguar

Two cool cats – a minion and a jaguar

 

Minion Mike briefly considers career in architecture as he visits the classic art deco Marine Building.

Marine Building, Vancouver

Marine Building, Vancouver

 

What could be better to lift the spirits? Spring flowers and cherry blossoms.

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver

 

Mosaic inlays in Gastown sidewalks.

Sidewalk art, Gastown, Vancouver

Sidewalk art, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Gastown steam clock. Time for lunch.

Steam clock, Gastown, Vancouver

Steam clock, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Cherry blossom time.

Cherry blossoms, Vancouver

Cherry blossoms, Vancouver

 

Burrard Street Bridge, Yaletown and Granville Island.

Burrard Street Bridge, Yaletown and Granville Island, Vancouver

Burrard Street Bridge, Yaletown and Granville Island, Vancouver

 

Minion Mike consults with an Important Spring Visitor regarding delivery methods.

Easter!

Easter!

 

What an incredible tour! I’m exhausted.

Thanks, Paulette, for sending me these wonderful photos.

Love,

Tuxedo Stan

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Comments

  1. Diana Piggott says:

    Wow! What beautiful pictures!! Do you really have cherry blossoms already? I saw one very tiny crocus in flower the other day here, before it started snowing again 😛
    Thank you for that wonderful tour 🙂

  2. Cindy says:

    Fabulous pics! I love Vanvouver (and minions … I love the minions too).

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