We were up and out and parked at the Vancouver Aquarium at 9:24 a.m. It was a lovely aquarium! We watched a 4-D movie, not the best story but the kids liked the effects. We learned about sea otters and watched the beluga whale show - they have 3 females here, from 17 to 40 years old. There was also an Amazon section which featured a butterfly and bird atrium with bright blue macaws and scarlet ibis.
After the aquarium, we walked through Stanley Park to an area called the Klahowya Village. This area celebrates the First Peoples of the Vancouver area, today there was a Metis trading post and a Squamish storyteller. They also feature Sasquatch, as the forested areas and nearby Vancouver Island are home to many bigfoot sightings. Next we visited the totem pole area of Stanley Park, with a magnificent grouping of poles. All are within about 50 years old, some were recreations of old poles and others were brand new when put into place here.
Following Stanley Park, we made it to Granville Island for a very late lunch. We had fun looking through all of the stalls and picking out breads, meats, cheese, cherries and fudge for dinner. Dinner was in the hotel, lights out just after 8 p.m. as we will be up and heading to the airport really early tomorrow.
Happy Birthday to Kurt!