I've been operating a B&B in my spare time this summer (ha!) and had my step-sister and her boyfriend for a quick visit last week. They kept themselves busy for two days while I was at work and on Friday I toured around the city with them in the afternoon. We started at the Main Street train station and wandered down by Olympic Village. I quite like that no one lives there yet because it means these steps down to the water are always rather deserted.
I like this spot because it reminds me of a nice sitting spot in Genova where I watched the sun go down a couple days in a row. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that before... Have you been to Genova? They have a very beautiful port.
After that we walked up Main Street to Chinatown and took in the tranquility of Dr. Sun Yat Sen classical Chinese garden. For lunch and a beer we stopped into Gastown and its contrasting hustle and bustle.
Feeling re-energized, we took the train to Queen Elizabeth Park where we were able to visit the Bloedel Conservatory before they closed for the evening and stuck our feet in the fountain (well I didn't) for the last rays of sunlight.