Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Day Two of Lower Mainland BC Road Trip: Harrison Hot Springs to Lonsdale Quay

Day two of our Lower Mainland BC road trip took us from Harrison Hot Springs to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.

Blueberry plants with bright red leaves.
We had rain, so changed our route from Highway 7 north of the Fraser River to Highway 1 south of the river to head back to Vancouver.

We stopped at the Chilliwack Airport Restaurant for lunch/breakfast. We landed here in our Piper Arrow 997 in the 1990s, and returned in 2008 with a Powell River Books booth at their Airshow.

We were featuring Wayne's Up the Airway book about flying and camping throughout Canada in a private plane.

Chilliwack Airport on a rainy day.

As Highway 1 comes into Vancouver, you cross the Fraser River on the Port Mann Bridge. It was reconstructed in 2012 with an amazing cable-stayed bridge.

Vancouver Port Mann Bridge.

After crossing Burrard Inlet on the Iron Workers Bridge, we exited the freeway and followed the north shore to the Lonsdale Quay Hotel.

First you pass the active docks including a huge Cargill grain storage and shipping area.

Abruptly you enter the business and residential area along the north shore. This included our destination, the Lonsdale Quay Market and Hotel.

The Lonsdale Market and Hotel.

The Tap and Barrel pub.
We relaxed in our room and visited the market.

Later we went next door to the Tap and Barrel pub for a brew and dinner. It's located in repurposed shipyard where large cranes were common for loading and unloading ships.

On the way back to the hotel, we stopped at the market for an ice cream and enjoyed the nighttime lights from distant downtown Vancouver. 

Vancouver after dark.

It was a nice way to end our Lower Mainland BC road trip. Tomorrow we head to Horseshoe Bay to catch a BC Ferry back to Powell River and Powell Lake float cabin home.

Have you been to BC's Lower Mainland? What are some of your favourite spots? -- Margy


  1. That bridge reminds me of the sunshine bridge in Florida.

    1. This bridge will undergo a major retro fit soon. I don't know if it will be shut down, but that would be hard on people. There are very few river crossings in this area. - Margy

  2. It looks like you had a great time! These are awesome pictures.

    It's great to see your post on 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

    1. Looking at the lights in Vancouver across the water was beautiful after a day of clouds and rain. - Margy

  3., what a fabulous part of the world, a place that I need to visit. Until then I'll enjoy your pictures, thanks.

    1. We came to visit in 2000 and ended up moving here. Be careful. - Margy


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