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Sunday evening in November

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Haverfordwest
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Sunday evening in November

We are a quiet middle aged couple who will have just a Sunday afternoon and evening in Vancouver in early November. As we love the outdoors, we have decided to visit Grouse Mountain in the afternoon to take in the view – weather permitting, of course! We will have an early dinner at the Observatory and then a few hours to spare before going back to our hotel in Richmond. We are from the UK and have never visited Vancouver before.

Can anyone suggest where we could safely go for a wander and maybe stop to see a few sights on the way back? We are not really interested in bars or clubs and would be happy just to soak up the atmosphere but we guess the odds are against us on a Sunday at that time of the year after dark?

Any ideas?

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1. Re: Sunday evening in November

The first Sunday in November is Daylight Savings time, which means the sun will set at 4:48pm, which means yes daylight will be working against you definitely!

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2. Re: Sunday evening in November

You could walk the Coal Harbour Seawall which hugs the harbour between the Westin Bayshore and Canada Place for about an hour.

You could also come down from Grouse Mountain on the #236 bus to about Marine Drive and Fell Avenue where you would transfer to the #240 Vancouver bus. Come over the Lions Gate Bridge and get off at Denman. Walk Denman to English Bay and stroll east along the Seawall there. For the Coal Harbour Seawall, get off the #240 at Cardero instead and walk north toward the Bayshore to pick up that seawall.

If it is a wet and discouraging day (high possibility, which is better than probability!) there is good live theatre in the form of "Saint Joan" at the Stanley Alliance Theatre. Both matinées and evenings to choose from. Other view restos to consider might be Seasons in the Park at Queen Elizabeth Park/Gardens (and right on Canada Line) and the Top of Vancouver revolving Restaurant downtown. And the higher end Five Sails might be a possibility.

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There is just no telling what kind of day you will have waiting for you.

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3. Re: Sunday evening in November

All great suggestions - thank you so much! Is the seawall well lit and safe to walk after dark in the evening (hope so .. sounds ideal for us) or did you mean this as an alternative to Grouse Mountain in the afternoon if the weather is bad?

Thanks again!

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4. Re: Sunday evening in November

The seawall, which totals about 22 km all in, will have others walking, jogging or cycling on it. All of Vancouver is safe. There is one small area of discomfort but still safe.

Depending on the weather, you can make the call when you have some options to draw on.

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5. Re: Sunday evening in November

Even if you're not religious, the Compline services on Sunday night at Christ Church Cathedral (on Burrard Street downtown) are very special.

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