Saturday, 24 July 2010

Canada Trip Day 4: Canada Place Visit & the Amazing Lunch at Opa!

16 June 2010 - I was getting so excited as my cousin was telling me all these places in Vancouver. There was BC place where hockey games are hosted, Granville Island is Canada's version of Times Square, NY and Stanley Park is a must-go because I heard they have totem poles there.

Along Burrard Street, we found a parking spot which we couldn't park because the parking meter is out of order. Parking meters should be the way to go since looking for the parking ticket booths or parking ladies (as we do here in Brunei) can get crazy for the drivers.

Canada Place is a little more touristy. There are sightseeing buses parked right in front and some tourists are taking photos. But, I can see why. The convention centre is a building of interest with its living roof and glass walls that stretches out to the harbour. And, there's the famous white sails of Canada Place where colours and interesting images can be projected on during special events such as the recent 2010 Winter Olympics which Vancouver hosted.

Just passing Howe Street on our way to Burrard Street to find parking before we get to visit Canada Place for a while

Golden glass building in Vancouver

Manual parking ticket machine

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel with the wordings "Lying on top of a building, the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street" as part of the building's design. I like this building, makes me feel dreamy reading the sentence.

Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre stretching out to Vancouver Harbour

Living Roof on top of Vancouver Convention Centre

Winter Olympics 2010 cauldron beside Vancouver Convention Centre

Canada Place

Canada Place CN Imax Theatre, Fairmont Waterfront and many red sightseeing buses

Canada Place, a Canadian Icon with white sails on its building, it is a prominent landmark of Canada

At Canada Place, the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver's World Trade Centre, and the world's first permanent IMAX 3D theatre (which ceased operation on October 1st 2009) are located. - Wikipedia

The Vancouver Trolley Company sightseeing bus

Audi R8 parked at Lobby Lounge of Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

We had to pick my cousin sister up from the Creekside Park station and I saw a school bus.

Having Greek lunch at OPA! of Pacific Centre Foodcourt

OPA!'s Menu Items

Tzatziki and Greek Salad

I love OPA! It's fast as you can see the staff are preparing orders as quickly as they can and it's uber delicious!

Beef Souvlaki Platter - Pita Bread, Tzatziki, Greek Salad, Beef Souvlaki (skewer), Pilaf Rice and Roast Potato - I LOVE THIS! Everything on this plate is superbly delicious like 5-star delicious.

Chicken Souvlaki Platter

Pacific Centre Food Court

My sister fooling around with "O Canada!" sign

Glass dome roof at the entrance of Pacific Centre

Fancy Canada Post Mailbox

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