Time for another installment of photos from our Spring Break trip to gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia.  We didn’t choose the most beautiful week of the year to visit; it rained most of the days we were there, but hey, this is the Pacific Northwest, and we’ve had a whole seven months to get used to that.

We did head out and about the city whenever there was a break in the rain, and we discovered why everyone waxes rhapsodic about Vancouver’s beauty.

We visited Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver’s highest point.  I’m looking forward to visiting during a week that isn’t overcast, because I’ll bet the views of the mountains are spectacular.

We spent a good part of one day in Stanley Park.

Which has many stunning views of its own.

Including a little leftover Olympic spirit…

…and the Lions Gate Bridge.

We didn’t find a prettier place in Vancouver.

And now for the photos that made me glad I’d brought my tripod.

The view from our hotel room during the day…

…at dusk…

…and at night.

I’m learning to love slow shutter speeds.