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The Village at Park Royal

I grow up in the area, and I have seen its changes from the early 90’s.  History?  Perhaps some other day.

This evening, we were at the Village doing the summer night stroll.

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As you can see, there are plenty of people taking advantage of the cool evening temperature and the longer daylight hours.

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The forecast calls for another sunny day.

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The sun starts to set, and we are again grateful to be able to spend the evening with each other.

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Posted by on July 13, 2013 in life, local

 

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Park Royal – Upgrade

Park Royal Shopping Centre was opened in 1950 and was Canada’s first shopping centre.  It is situated at the corner of Marine Drive and Taylor Way in West Vancouver, separated by Marine Drive into Park Royal North and South.

Earlier this year, Park Royal started its latest facelift, a major one after the Village at Park Royal opened in 2002.  Coincidentally, this year marks West Vancouver’s 100th birthday.

The overpass (pictured above) is rumoured to be torn down to make a more transparent entrance.

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Above is the parking lot at the North side.  At first it looks no different from what it was like before, but

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The short shrubs and the small sidewalks along the entrance have all been removed and dismantled.

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The overpass in the above photo is rumoured to be torn down as part of a more open, transparent mall entrance.  The traffic lights have been put in place.  One thing for sure – it will be quite an adjustment to get used to the new traffic pattern around the mall.

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Being a long time North Shore resident and a West Vancouverite for over 20 years, and I still remember that it used to be a very quiet town after 9 o’clock every night.  The changes have sure been gradual and noticeable, and they have made living on the North Shore more enjoyable.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in life, local

 

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Sunday Stroll

It is another sunny day, and we decided to go and take a slow stroll along the Spirit Trail in West Vancouver. To properly fuel ourselves, we picked up this treat:

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It’s a DQ Midnight Truffle Blizzard, one of my favourites.

Spirit Trail behind Park Royal

We stopped at the Spirit Trail entrance, and there was this post showing what was in each direction:

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It was a perfect day out. Sunny, with a bit of breeze, and the temperature was just right. We both feel very fortunate to be able to live in such a nice place in the world.

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There was a stretch where we had to pass underneath a railroad track. The bridge was right above us:

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After the small tunnel, it was all beautiful view. First, the Lions Gate Bridge:

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Here is another spectacular view, Stanley Park on the left, with the UBC area in the middle, and the water is Burrard Inlet.

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Another view of the Lions Gate, with a float plane decorating the clear blue sky:

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The famous Stanley Park:

Stanley Park

Through the trees:

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A picture with my brightest sunshine:

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Afternoon tea @ Urban Tea Merchant at The Village at Park Royal

Enjoying the afternoon tea with my beautiful wife

Enjoying the afternoon tea with my beautiful wife

Signature Afternoon Tea

Hanging Teapot Decor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cucumber salad sandwich on multi-grain bread

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in eating, life, local, west vancouver, b.c.

 

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