Monday, February 15, 2010

# 6 - Nightlife

fireworks after the opening ceremonies

Vancouver's not known for spectacular nightlife, at least not when compared to places like New York, Montreal or even Toronto. But these last few nights in Van have made the buzz in those cities seem more like a fizzle. I've never seen so many people on the streets. The energy is palpable.

revelling in robson square

mobson street

Friday night's opening ceremonies was a frenzy. At one point I was literally swept down Robson by the crowd, caught up in this current of people and unable to break out of the flow until it petered out somewhere around Burrard Street. I wasn't the only one who couldn't find their way...our ex-prime minister needed directions to his hotel.

mr. chretien - which way to shawinigan, hein?

Tonight as I left work, mobs of people were leaving BC Place high off the celebration of a medal ceremony where Alex Bilodeau was awarded Canada's first ever gold on home turf. The whole city has a carnival atmosphere, especially at night when the street performers, pyrotechnics and drunken revellers really hit their stride.

ice skating at robson square - they should have this all the time!

street performer at granville and robson

hotel vancouver with art gallery in foreground

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