Sunday, 17 June 2012

Exploring Vancouver - Part 2

by Keith and Heather Nicol

       Queen Elizabeth Park is a jewel in the Vancouver Park system and has gardens, a conservatory, an elaborate fountain display, loads of tennis courts and a nice par 3 golf course. It is perched on a small hill and so it gives great views of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. We decided to check out the par 3 golf course and were taken with its nice layout.  The holes are generally short-most are less than 100 yards and there are no sand traps or water hazards to deal with so it is user friendly for beginning golfers. For more information see:
Queen Elizabeth Park has a scenic par 3 golf course
      The next day it was rainy and windy in the morning so we opted to check out the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia. This museum is best known for its collection of native artifacts including impressive totems, cedar boxes and other carvings. We did a guided tour which is recommended to get the most out of your visit. For more information on this popular museum see:
The MOA has fine carvings from various native groups
       In the afternoon we visited Science World which is has been a Vancouver landmark since the Expo ’86. It has a scenic setting at the end of False Creek and we were there mainly to see the De Vince exhibit which runs September 3rd, 2012. The De Vince exhibit was very good and highlighted what a genius Leonardo De Vince was. Using numerous wooden models, many of his ideas come to life and the breadth of his inventions is impressive. Science World also has a very popular children’s area with many “hands on puzzles”, displays and activities. In fact we saw dozens of families who were visiting just for this section of Science World. For more information check out-
Science World has a picturesque setting at the end of False Creek

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