Vancouver in Snow
It was a regular
- other than the 4 inches of fresh snow! Vancouver rarely gets
and when it does, it doesn't stay very long. After a nice
at Sagano's, I went for a walk with David to see the snow.
Our first stop was David's house. David's
house has an amazing
and a deck with a great view. A few snaps of a snow covered deck:
From David's house, we walked
onto the Granville
Street Bridge and back. The snow was already melting (it was gone
days later) but it was nice to see Vancouver a little more white.
Snow in Vancouver isn't common so when we got a run of cold weather
followed by a snow storm, it was a change from the usual.
Helen and I had some time and
driving to errands was
out of the question (not that we do that much anyways) so we decided to
do an extended walk to Granville Island to take in the sights.
Vancouver isn't exactly the city of snowplows so road conditions were
pretty bad. Sidewalks were also terrible so the walk took longer
than it normally would.
The seawall had a number of surprises. I've never seen anyone
cross country ski around the sea wall, but we saw two skiiers pass by
(in oposite directions). The water was starting to freeze and
tiny slush iceburgs formed a skin on the ocean. The ducks that
normally hang out in the area had a coating of snow on their backs and
left trail behind them as they pushed through the ice. Tough day
to be a duck.s
The final blow was Alder Bay frozen. This is salt water - pacific
ocean - that seperates Granville Island from the rest of the sea
wall. I was quite surprised to see it locked in ice and snow
building up on the surface. It had obviously been cold
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From: John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > Vancouver in Snow
Having lived there fore a while and made several trips back to visit friends I was at work and longing for some familiar shots of the city. I googled vancouver "snow" and was delighted to find your website and beautiful pictues that brought back such memories....thank you.
Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 at 22:26:04
Very beautiful pictures! I never thought so much snow I would see in Vancouver! Everything so white!
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 at 17:19:25
Thanks for the photos on the web. We spent Christmas in California and my two boys are missing the snow :-)
Friday, December 26th, 2008 at 16:14:22
What beautiful pictures! I spent Christmas in the snow in Vancouver 10 years ago (I live in Australia) and was delighted to see that you had another white christmas this year. Looks like the cold has been hanging around for a while this year!
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 at 12:24:23
We spent this summer in BC with family and having heard about the snow, wanted to take a look at the city in a different light. Lovely shots. We had equally extraordinary snow in London and in Northern Ireland where I live, at almost exactly the same time. It was a lovely respite from "normal" life.
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