Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Trials of Traveling - Planning Sightseeing - Vancouver, again

I know, I promised to move on to Toronto, and will very soon, but I realized after I wrapped up the last post, that I hadn't dealt with transportation.

Not everyone can afford private cars or taxis.

We'll be staying at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby.  From the web, I have discovered it is 20 minutes by Sky Train to Vancouver, and it is not far from Metropolis at Metrotown British Columbia's largest shopping center.

So what is the Sky Train?  

My research tells me this is one of the oldest and longest automated driverless light rapid transit systems in the world and will be something to look forward to, feeding my fascination for traveling all or forms of transport like trains, planes, buses, trams, and ferries.

Our stop is on the Expo Line, and no doubt we will be using it more than once.  It is useful that we will be able to purchase daily passes and they are not expensive.

There is also a SeaBus that goes from Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay for a scenic crossing of Burrard Inlet by sea.  Of course, in Winter, we'll have to be on the lookout for stray icebergs!

There are other ferries, but it is likely, in Winter, these might not be running.

And just to add to an already burgeoning tourist list, The Vancouver Police Museum, mainly because it is in the old Toronto Mourgue, no, I'm not that morbid, but I suspect it may be a prop for Murdoch Mysteries, and False Creek, for shopping and food, notably Popina Canteen, and may be accessible by sea ferry.

There's a lot more I found via Lonely Planet so it will be a hard choice when we get there.

The next post will be about Toronto.

I promise!

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