Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 11 Westin Bayshore (Red 3)

Coal Harbour is a fantastic area to explore. When I hopped off the Trolley at the Westin Bayshore, the sun was shining over the ocean with views of Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains, while the surrounding cherry trees were displaying beautiful pink blossoms. There is a current public art display throughout downtown called Vancouver Biennale; the red statues that you see below make up the Meeting display and have been a fantastic photo op here since the fall of 2009.

Inside the Bayshore hotel there are a few boutique shops along with the office of one of my favorite local attractions, Prince of Whales. POW are an environmentally conscious whale-watching company that has over a 95% success rate of seeing orcas on their tours. Although their season for daily tours from the Westin Bayshore does not begin until May 27 , I managed to snap some photos of their boat in the harbour and make a reservation for myself to go on an Ultimate Day Tour in early June.

Although it may be sunny and beautiful in Vancouver, it is still unfortunately one of the coldest Aprils we’ve had in many years and I was ready for a warm up after my wander through Coal Harbour. I’d frequented the Lift Restaurant for brunch in the past and was eager to see what they had to offer on their lunch menu. I can definitely recommend the Chicken and Chanterelle Pot Pie to anyone looking for a home-cooked feeling meal. Oh, and the view’s not bad, either…

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