We went back for a second look. Our first visit to Vancouver, four years ago, we enjoyed exploring its urban center.
This second visit to Vancouver offered so many opportunities of places to go, things to see, tasty food to eat… but, with only a few days to visit, we needed to narrow our choices. We asked ourselves, “How much can we realistically pack in and still drive away feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to move on?” Our answer narrowed our options down to one – and only one – place to see in the city.
Our choice: the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. We were in the city on Sunday and Monday and decided to save the museum for Monday (hoping for fewer people), so we stepped outside our cute little rental studio on a gorgeous, perfect weather Sunday morning to take a relaxing walk.
We turned north, walked just one block to the water’s edge, and continued along the shore for a long way.
After that relaxing day of walking, we were more than ready to head for the museum the next morning.
Light fills the museum, and one of its finest spaces was designed to mimic the style of a First Nations’ pole building. Huge totems rose to great heights in the airy space.
We joined an excellent free tour of the museum. Kay, our knowledgeable guide, saved one of the most important works of the museum for the end.
All else in Vancouver would have to wait for another visit. Were we disappointed at restricting ourselves to only one site, a museum? Not really. This second visit to Vancouver had been a different visit and just as good as our first. We felt relaxed, refreshed, and ready to move on south as we left and headed south.