Our experience at Niagara Falls was still vividly etched in our minds. After managing to catch a few hours of sleep, we have to continue with our journey. Our friends dropped us at Toronto Pearson International Airport for our 6:45 am flight to Vancouver.
Toronto was starting to wake up but we’re already thousands of feet above it.
With Swiss-clock precision, the plane arrived at Vancouver International Airport at the scheduled arrival time of 9:10 am. We purchased Skytrain tickets at one of the machines in the airport for Surrey, BC. We boarded a Canada Line train bound for Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. Travel time is about 25 minutes.
The train started to move and here’s a couple of our first glimpses of Vancouver.
We changed trains at Waterfront Station. A friendly staff offered to help with our journey. Thanks but we’re already in the right platform for the Expo Line train that will take us to Surrey. London Underground is more complicated.
On our way, we saw Science World museum like a giant egg nested in winter trees.
We also saw BC Place stadium, the largest multipurpose venue in British Columbia. It hosts sport, exhibitions, concerts and other events.
It’s winter wonderland in the whole of Canada, I guess as the train nears our destination – King George Station, the last Expo Line station.
A friend picked us up at the station and drove us to her place, Odyssey Towers where my family will stay for the next five nights.
My family with our host, another childhood friend whom I have not seen for almost forty years. Thanks Facebook, what will life be without you?
Who and where are the people in our neighbourhood? In our neighbourhood?
We’re physically in Canada but our body clock is still in the UK (British Columbia is 8 hours behind London). We decided to rest and catch some precious hours of sleep.
Later in the afternoon and to the missus’ delight, we went to nearby Central City, a shopping centre in Surrey, to buy some groceries and other stuff.
Tomorrow will be a busy day for us. Our plan is to go back to downtown Vancouver to check Waterfront, meet another friend over lunch, visit Stanley Park and squeeze other things to do and see if we still have time.