Third Beach View, Vancouver
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View of the Burrard Inlet and West Vancouver seen from Third Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
About this photo: Most of Canada is under a blanket of snow right now with extreme cold temperatures. We, on the west coast of Canada, on the other hand are having decent weather with about +5 C (41 F) during the day, no snow on the ground and sunshine for now.
Last week our little one was still off school and I finally had a day off after many days of work, so I decided to go for a walk in Stanley Park to enjoy the lovely sunny weather. When I drove into the park (from the Lions Gate Bridge) I parked at the parking lot above Third Beach where we were going to stay for a while. It must have been low tide and the waves were rolling in now which looked so beautiful. We enjoyed our time here and of course I enjoyed taking some photos here.
*Camera Model: Sony DSLR A200
*Focal Length:17 mm
*Exposure Time: 5 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Shutter Priority (S)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -2.3 step
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Some information Vancouver: Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is located by the Pacific Ocean on a peninsula surrounded by water and in the distance there are the mountains. Vancouver is considered a pretty clean and safe city with a great variety of shops, museums, theatre, outdoor activities (hiking, walking, kayaking, sailing, skiing on the local mountains in the winter) and more. Walking around Stanley Park is a favourite thing to do for tourist and locals alike. This beautiful park extends from the city centre of Vancouver almost to the North Shore. With wonderful views of the mountains and the ocean around every corner, downtown Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Walk along Robson Street, the most popular shopping street. Experience Chinatown with the different kinds of building and stores, walk on the beaches of English Bay and the seawall of Stanley Park, enjoy a walk in Gastown with the old steam clock and the many gift shops.
Look out for some Hollywood film sets as Vancouver is used for many big Hollywood movies and shows. That's why you might hear that Vancouver is called "Hollywood North". Here are some examples of shows and movies that were/are filmed here: "The X-Files", "Dark Angel", "Stargate-SG1", "The 6th Day", "Kiss of the Dragon", "Small Ville" and many more. Then there is also the Canada Place, the stadiums, the Harbour Lookout, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Science World, the Vancouver Art Gallery and much more! All of these attractions are located within minutes from the city centre.
Vancouver is also popular in the winter for winter activities. There are 3 local mountains where you can do any type of winter sport. There is Grouse Mountain, most famous for it's stunning views over the city and fresh powder snow. Grouse Mountain is accessible by skyride...this is a big airtram that will take you up to the top of the mountain. Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain are famous too and you also get wonderful views from the top of these mountains. As you can see...Vancouver has lots to offer. The Winter Olympics were held here in 2010 as well.