So, during spring break this March, we headed out for a trip all the way to North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay, which is where the SeaBus goes to from downtown Vancouver. It was a grey, drizzly day, but that didn't matter to the kids or me.
|Looking across the water from the SeaBus in downtown Vancouver.|
The kids always scramble to get the "best" window seats when we get on the SkyTrain, though on a busy day we sometimes end up with standing room only, at least for parts of the ride. Because the SkyTrain runs above ground (except for an underground stretch through downtown Vancouver), it gives a great view of the areas you're going through (not always the prettiest view, mind you, though the kids don't mind that).
|View of the North Shore mountains.|
The SeaBus takes riders from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. The Quay has a large public market, hotels, pubs, restaurants, cafes, and all sorts of little shops. On a sunny day it's a nice place to hang out outside and watch the sky and water. On a rainy day (and this was one of those days) it's nicer to go inside the market.
We looked around inside the market (you can do some great window-shopping as well as actual shopping here) and eventually found a small play-room upstairs with a slide and a ball-room. A big hit with the kids of course! They spent some time in there playing before we headed back downstairs for lunch.
|Pacific octopus, $6.99/lb.|
|Outside the market.|
If the weather had been a little more forgiving we would definitely have hung around in the plaza outside the market, but it just was not the day for that. Instead we headed back to the SeaBus.
|View of downtown Vancouver from the SeaBus.|
|Cormorants with the sails of Canada Place in the background.|