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Vancouver day 2

Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Second day in Vancouver started with a visit to Van Dusen Botanical Garden. If you like botanical gardens then this is a must-see!

Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Their collection of rhododendrons is amazing and we were there just on time to see them all in bloom.

Van Dusen Botanical Garden

Van Dusen Botanical Garden
On their website they also provide self-guided tours for every month but we just walked around and didn't do the tour. I must say I really liked their information boards. They were fun and interesting.

Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Very close to botanical garden is Queen Elizabeth Park with Bloedel Conservatory. Queen Elizabeth Park is another really beautiful garden. Plus there is a really nice view over the city.

Queen Elizabeth Park

View from Queen Elizabeth Park
Bloedel Conservatory is a big glass dome with tropical climate and lots of birds flying around freely.

Bloedel Conservatory
Bloedel Conservatory
It was time to head back to the downtown and check out the famous Gastown with the Steam Clock. It's a nice area with lots of restaurants. We had lunch at a nice Indian restaurant.

Steam Clock

Gassy Jack
We had train tickets for the evening to go to Seattle but there was still some time left before the train. So we decided to go and check out Chinatown. It's quite big but I would say that San Francisco's Chinatown feels more special.

Since we were already there we checked out the small Chinese Garden. The entrance is free, so that is nice but otherwise the emphasize is on a word 'small'. It's a nice stop if you just happen to be nearby but not worth a special trip.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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