Vancouver – in all its glory

Updated: Dec 28, 2020


One of the many diverse architectural views from the Seawall

As long as I can remember, my parents would say; “it can rain 30 days in a row in Vancouver, but when the sun comes out, you forgive it everything!”

I believe this fact. This morning I had the honour of guiding a tour through the city of Vancouver on one of the most beautiful days this summer.

Over many year I have led somewhere around 100 tours through and around Vancouver and I have watched this fine community grow into literally (statistically) one of the world’s great cities.

Needless to say, I love Vancouver, but more importantly, I appreciate it. The rich physical diversity of the west coast environment is accented by the city’s creative architecture. Its open, healthy and extremely diverse population may be the region’s greatest strength.

Tourism is important to Vancouver’s economy and contributes to the city’s wonderful mix of people. The city is compact, beautiful and accessible. There is so much to offer visitors and most fortunately most tourism infrastructure has been designed for the pleasure of residents.

To be a little more specific; when the weather is good, simple walking – almost anywhere – along Vancouver’s 28 km Seawall provides some of the best urban / nature views anywhere.

Finn Twomey