I loved the picture of the sunset...that was pretty. The bear cubs were cute.I agree with Sugar 100%.
Do you know of any Free Places to go...that makes the trip worth while?Even in a VERY expensive city like Vancouver...there are always fun things to do...especially if the weather is nice. You can go to any of the beaches...parks... or music concerts (night park concerts) that you want to free of charge. We also have a huge international fireworks competition...and multiple international sand sculpture competitions every summer...which are also free of charge.
Here are some links to some of those free places in my neighborhood. You asked...
This place has awesome hiking, picture taking and picnic opportunities. I've been to Lynn Canyon tons a times and it cost me maybe $4 for the parking...and I always stayed a minimum of 5 hours.
You can make an all day excursion out of Stanley Park by walking the entire length of the famous sea wall. You can also ride a bike or roller blade if you want to make the journey go quicker. Parking might cost you $8 for the day.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Bride stalking at its best hands down! I actually got 5 brides in one panoramic picture one spring day...it was truly funny and disturbing all at the same time. If you want to see flowers all year round...Queen Elizabeth Park is the place to go.
White Rock Pier and Beach
The choices are many when you visit White Rock pier and beach. You can shop...eat some awesome seafood...walk the pier and take pictures...or get your feet dirty by building an awesome sand castle. I've done it all...and loved every minute of it!
I love Jericho Beach because of its spectacular sunsets.
Minoru Park aka "The Bunny Park"
You can stroll...picnic...take pictures...or my personal favorite...feed all the adorable bunnies, squirrels and ducks at Minoru Park. It's not hard to spend hours at this park...just make sure you come bearing carrots, apples, peanuts, and bread crumbs. The local "residents" expect it...and will stalk you whether you have food or not.