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Vancouver Marine Arts and Design

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Walking in Capilano Canyon! Elfin Habitat – under soft bright green of ‘old man’s beard’. Downtown, step into the calm and beautiful history and atmosphere, just steps from Pender St… 

 …what a stormy day on English Bay beaches!


On a sunny day, or rainy, take THE seabus across Burrard Inlet to beautiful Waterfront park North Vancouver. Climb up sculptures that warn you ‘don’t climb’ … and you do if you’re ten or so!

‘Happy Face’ surprise, on a cliff face along sea-to-sky highway, probably the most beautiful route in the world, at least rivaling ‘Going towards the sun’. Is it ecoart or ecosculpture or graffiti?


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Henry Heron works down at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Working with the local office cat, and Salty Seagull, he’s an important member of the dock team. He helps by keeping boats free of stray fish – in dinghies – and rats too, really! With deadly aim. But some days he simply enjoys the views and greets visitors…..

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SPRING TIDELINES AND HARBORS: where sky, sea and water’s edge meet, where children and seagulls dabble, sailors dream and ducks dive and play with joy...

Touch the silksmooth bark of a beautiful west coast arbutus!  And you can almost hear the salt  sea spray close to rocky shorelines where these beauties thrive near salmon streams

English Bay seawall – magical in any weather, caught between tides and skies by the sands.

Creating beautiful designs… “Form follows function” (phrase coined by Sullivan, USA architect).   And is it the same for nature’s seaside elements, as they merge with those made by humans, afloat or ashore?