Siwash Rock (Vancouver, B.C.)


Anyone who travels along the Seawall Walk around Stanley Park can’t help but notice Siwash Rock. It stands out as a rugged, basaltic outcropping slightly offshore¬†in stark contrast to the smooth sandstone hillsides. Adding to its distinctiveness is the Douglas fir growing on top.

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Stanley Park’s Kwanzan Cherry Trees


The entrance to Vancouver’s Stanley Park from the south is lined with cherry trees. I was fortunate to have seen them in full bloom just before the first day of spring. The most spectacular were the kwanzan cherries whose fluffy pink blossoms cover the entire tree crown. Also heavy with flowers were the tulip magnolias.