A day in Vancouver starts with a morning walk. The largest city in the Canadian province of British Columbia has as beautiful a setting as any in the world, nestled between the water and the mountains. The green expanse of Stanley Park runs to one side and Grouse Mountain rises to the north (at night, the lights of its ski-run look like a spaceship floating above the city).
On a clear and crisp morning the leaves still have their fall colours, brilliant reds and oranges.
As the day gets underway, seaplanes take off from Canada Bay bound for nearby Vancouver Island and the state capital of Victoria, with its English-styled tearooms and pubs.
The rainy season in the Pacific Northwest runs from July to June. Hardy locals don't seem to bother much with umbrellas, but the visitor is advised to keep one handy. The weather can change at a moment's notice and the sunlight suddenly replaced by showers!
Lunch time. Siegel's Bagels in Vancouver are renowned for their Montreal-style bagels. B...