June 25, 2016

Canada Trip

After attending Google I/O 2016, I went to Canada for a weeks of vacation. Celine and I went to Centennial Beach, Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden, White Rock Beach and Pier, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Sun Yat-Sen Park and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, TELUS World of Science, and International Summer Night Market.

Centennial Beach

Celine's family celebrated Victoria Day at Centennial Beach and Boundary Bay Regional Park in Delta, BC.

Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park

We went to Vancouver Aquarium. It was great to visit there before we watch Pixar's Finding Dory. Aside from seeing fishes, beluga, whale, and other marine animals, we got to touch live stingrays in the Discover Rays Touch Pool.

After visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, we walked around at Stanley Park.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Celine and I also went to VanDusen Botanical Garden, a 22-hectare garden in the center of Vancouver. It contains 7,500 unique species and varieties of plants arranged in 50 distinct living collections.

White Rock Beach and Pier

Psych is a TV series that Celine and her family loved. Most of it was shot in White Rock, BC. We went to White Rock Beach and Pier to check out the place. I still haven't watched any episodes yet when we went there but I did start watching after.

White Rock Museum and Archives, the Psych office

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Celine and her siblings have been to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and she highly recommend that we go there. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver.

We took the free shuttle service from Downtown to Capilano. We joined the guided tour of Story Centre and Kiapilano Totem Poles before crossing the suspension bridge. On the other side of the bridge, we walked in the Rainforest Exhibit, Treetops Adventure, and the Nature's Edge Boardwalk. After crossing back the bridge, we walked in the Cliffwalk.

Sun Yat-Sen Park and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Celine and I went to Chinatown to visit the Sun Yat-Sen Park and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Sun Yat-Sen Park is a free public park. On the opposite side of the pond is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

TELUS World of Science

We went to TELUS World of Science. We watched the movie D-Day Normandy 1944 in Omnimax Theatre first. Afterwards, we looked around and tried the various science exhibits. We also tried the Top Secret spy game.

International Summer Night Market

We went to the nearby International Summer Night Market. Celine and I had takoyaki and okonomiyaki. We also tried Chimney for dessert.

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