Touring Vancouver: Old-New-Downtrodden-Quaint

Smooth quick trip
Smooth quick trip
Smooth quick trip

This morning I took the Skytrain to New Westminster, a short ride from Coquitlam, for an anticipated visit to the Quay.

On arrival it was disconcerting to see on the first T junction the following: a Cheques Cashed Centre, a Salvation Army store and a Money Mart – not an auspicious start. It was 9C, cloudy and I was cold. After crossing over the train tracks to locate the Information Centre, I was thwarted again as it didn’t open until 10 AM.

However, the fairly recent Boardwalk along the Westminister Quay was well labeled and I followed it for a 50 minute walk along the river passing tugboats, restaurants and then condos which overlooked the mighty Fraser. Coffee at the local Angelina’s Café rounded out the morning.

Downtrodden junction
Downtrodden junction

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Salvation Army Store
Many new condos were being buit
Many new condos were being buit

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Working Tugs at rest
Working Tugs at rest

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Original Bridge remains
Original Bridge remains
Many well kept condos lined the Fraser
Many well kept condos lined the Fraser
Palm trees along the Fraser was a surprise
Palm trees along the Fraser was a surprise
Striking flower beds dedicated to residents
Striking flower beds dedicated to residents

antique-mall

New taking over the old on Columbia Street
New taking over the old on Columbia Street
You can also enjoy Panekoek, a Dutch version of pancakes
You can also enjoy Panekoek, a Dutch version of pancakes
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