Vancouver sunset, BC, Canada
View of downtown Vancouver and the mountains from Queen Elizabeth Park at sunset, British Columbia, Canada.
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About this photo: We have had a stretch of beautiful weather the last week and I have taken full advantage of it to enjoy the fall colours, sunsets, etc. Yesterday, on the first day of November (can you believe it's November already??), I decided to drive up to Queen Elizabeth Park for a sunset and some night shots. I have been here many times in the past, but never at sunset/night fall so I was quite excited.
I must say that the conditions were quite nice...the fall colours were still around, the light was nice at sunset and it was a clear day. This photo was taken as the sun was disappearing at sunset with a view of downtown Vancouver and the mountains in the background. Oh and what a gorgeous view this is, I never get tired of it! Queen Elizabeth Park also features 2 sunken gardens, beautiful views, a restaurant and a tropical garden (Bloedel Conservatory).
*Camera Model: Sony ILCA-77M2
*Focal Length: 50mm
*Exposure Time: 1/40 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-400
*Exposure Program: Manual (M)
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Some information about 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: "Deadpool 1 & 2", "The X-Files", "The Good Doctor", "Colony", "Arrow", "The Flash", "Supernatural", "Stargate-SG1", "The 6th Day", "Kiss of the Dragon", "Small Ville" and many 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 gondola 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.