Thursday 17th August 2023

We arrived in Vancouver and disembarked at 07:15, transferring to the hotel in Vancouver. This is the third largest and fastest growing city in Canada.

Our morning walk took us across the Art-Deco Burrard Bridge. Its decorations recall the arrival of Captain George Vancouver (British) who arrived here in 1792. He encountered First Nation people and Spanish explorers on a beach, now called Spanish Banks. By 1800 however, the British controlled the area.

Our mission was to see the schooner St. Roch, which was used by Henry Larson to navigate the Northwest Passage. More about this later. Unfortunately, the museum was closed due to a power outage. However, through angled windows we caught glimpses of the preserved ship.

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