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Canada Day at Canada Place - Street life in Vancouver!

  • Jul 1, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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The biggest birthday celebration outside of Ottawa takes place here in Vancouver....The Annual Canada Day at Canada Place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be lots to photograph including street entertainers, amazing music and dance performances, extreme sports, food carts and cuisine, a citizenship ceremony, a celebration of Canadian inventions, the Port Metro Vancouver zone, 2 cruise ships; the Disney Wonder and the Norwegian Star and with an estimated crowd of 250,000, some very "interesting" people and their pets. For a complete schedule of the days events go to www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca

What should I bring:

A camera, it doesn't matter if you have a cameraphone, a point and shoot camera or a digital SLR, any camera is fine....because of the large crowds maybe minimal gear.

Make sure you wear some red & white and be sure you are comfortable and dressed for whatever our unpredictable weather may be that day.....

Where will we meet?

We will meet in front of the Waterfront Skytrain Station just before 10:00 AM then proceed from there to Canada Place. The photo-walk will last 2 hours, but feel free to stay as long as you like.  At 12:15 we will escape the craziness and meet at the Lamplighter Pub (Water & Abbott ) for a drink/snack/lunch. This can be considered the end of the photo-walk and an opportunity to share and discuss our images...or as a break in the action for those that want to continue on later.....Just enjoy and celebrate Canada's birthday!

How do I get there?

You can catch a bus, the seabus or skytrain. Check your route details on Google Map or at www.translink.ca. You can also drive.....for information on downtown parking lots.....www.bestparking.com/vancouver-parking

We are enthusiastic about photography and lovers of the City of Vancouver and the GVRD....however we are not qualified to answer any technical questions you may have...there may be more skilled members participating on the walk to answer your questions...if not Barry J. Brady has kindly offered to answer any questions by email.

AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!

AFTER THE MEET-UP DON'T FORGET TO UPLOAD UP TO EIGHT OF YOUR BEST IMAGES.  Any more than 8 per person will be removed.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tracy, Jan and Kelly

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  • Raj

    beautiful pictures everyone. Thanks for sharing.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • kelly

    Just great pics everyone...keep them coming!

    July 2, 2013

  • Agnes

    Hi everyone,
    I didn't find you yesterday. I show up at 10 am in front of the Waterfront station, waited 15 min but saw none of you :-(
    So I supposed you left at 9:45 am and I was late. Went to Canada Place by myself.
    I uploaded some of my pics here.

    Hope to meet you next time!

    July 2, 2013

    • kelly

      Hi Agnes, we started gathering at 9:45 and left, as was planned a few minutes before 10:00 (I think it was 9:57, by the time we took the group photo)....sorry you missed us...hope you had a good Canada Day and thanks for including some of your photos in the album.....see you next time....

      July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for suggesting this one, ladies! Admittedly, I didn't find much to inspire me for the first little while, then found my hot spot at 11am (skateboarders!). Headed up to the Busker's Festival around 11.20am and continued shooting there -- more great photo opportunities. And wow, thank goodness for the sunscreen, eh? :-)

    July 2, 2013

    • Denis S.

      wish I would of seen you to say hi...I guess you disguise well ;)

      July 2, 2013

  • Greg L.

    A tough venue for a photo walk. It gets crowded. So an early start was good, unfortunately there wasn't much going on at the time. It picked up later. Nevertheless, good people, nice weather and one can't complain.

    July 2, 2013

    • Victor

      Love the people, love the crowd! How else can we get all these different candid shots without being noticed!!!

      2 · July 2, 2013

    • Greg L.

      All true. No complaints and thanks again for organizing it. It was a nice day out.

      July 2, 2013

  • Victor

    Excellent venue! Lots of photo opportunities! Thank you, ladies for organizing and hosting this photowalk!!

    July 1, 2013

  • Denis S.

    Freaking hot!

    July 1, 2013

  • tracy

    What a fun day.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • kelly

    Thanks for coming out to celebrate Canada Day.....it was an awesome
    day...weather was perfect...don't forget to post as many as 8 of your best images...

    2 · July 1, 2013

  • Jay

    Which side of waterfront skytrain station we r meeting

    July 1, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      errr...took 3 "waterfront" stations to find you guys...a bit more specific next time please

      July 1, 2013

    • kelly

      Sorry...I don't know how much more specific I can get than "in front of the of the Waterfront Skytrain Station"

      2 · July 1, 2013

  • Laurel

    Awesome day. Great photo ops and fantastic company!

    July 1, 2013

  • Jan

    On behalf of Kelly and Tracy I want to thank all of you who came out today. Awesome day all around. I'm looking forward, as always, to see what you post. Happy Canada Day!!!

    July 1, 2013

  • Carissa

    Anyone going to staying to photograph the fireworks?

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I suspect, considering the 1 O'clock hour, I will be late - more like 11 o'clock. I'm sure I'll be able to find you guys somewhere ha ha.
    Got cooked at David Lam Park Sunday. Happy Canada Day all!

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Already here, enjoying my McBreakfast.

      July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      25 after.... I'm heading out.

      July 1, 2013

  • Jay

    Where r u guys

    July 1, 2013

  • Jay

    I am on howe street exit

    July 1, 2013

  • Maya

    I hope it's not too late to RSVP. I just confirmed I'm available for tomorrow!

    June 30, 2013

    • kelly

      please join us Maya

      July 1, 2013

  • Jan

    Jay, we will meet right out the front of the station as you come out the main doors onto the street.

    July 1, 2013

  • Angela

    Look forward to it!!!

    June 29, 2013

  • kelly

    Rob....will you do the honours?

    June 27, 2013

    • Rob

      I've always had issues with people making these type of plans on long weekends, and weddings! lol
      Sorry, venting....

      June 28, 2013

    • kelly

      Vent all you want...hope you can make it!

      June 28, 2013

  • Jan

    Just a reminder - if you can't attend please ensure that you have changed your RSVP from a yes to a No. Thanks.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I have to work on Canada Day. :(

    June 28, 2013

  • Laurel

    There's also an Idle No More Canada Day celebration at Victory Park near Gastown. I think that would be a great event to attend and also an awesome photo opportunity!

    June 25, 2013

    • Carissa

      What time is that at?

      June 26, 2013

    • Laurel

      It starts at noon and will be going on for a few hours!

      June 27, 2013

  • shokoufeh

    I will be out of town and spending the day with my family , have fun guys!

    June 27, 2013

  • Marco

    I'll try my best to be there!!

    June 25, 2013

  • Marco

    Put my name on it I'll do my best to be there !!

    June 25, 2013

  • Marcel P.

    will be there... hoping for good light

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could do this, but I'll be out of town that weekend!

    June 24, 2013

  • Julia

    Already have plans to be at Granville Island at noon. However, if anyone is over that way, stop by Ron Basford park and you'll get to see me and most of the rest of the local lindy hop community dancing to a fantastic band!

    June 20, 2013

  • Brigitte

    Unfortunately I will be out of town and will miss this walk :(

    June 20, 2013

  • Berge S.

    Spending the day with the family but we may see you guys down there!

    June 20, 2013

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