The Quayside Marina at False Creek along Marinaside Crescent. My building is the second from the left, but my view is along two busy streets, rather than the marina. The building is 36 stories high, I am on the 18th floor.
View of the False Creek high rises around David Lam park. I am standing on the seawall, a walk that goes around nearly the entire downtown area. A real estate investor from Hong Kong bought this whole area after the 1986 Expo for only a few million dollars and developed it into some of Vancouver's most prestigious and highest density housing.
A Spirit Bear outside the Quayside Marina. The bears are a charity project by the Lions or Rotary Club and consist of many duplicate casts of this bear but decorated in different themes and placed all over the city. Like most outdoor art they generate a lot of comment and as usual the few who don't like them are the most vocal. A great number of them are tacky (Darth Vader themes, etc), but they are only on display for the summer and then auctioned off.
The False Creek seabus, seen here in front of Burrard Street Bridge, Granville Street bridge is behind us. These little ferries run up and down False Creek, mainly taking people back and forth to the Granville Island markets.
Boats in Coal Harbour on the north side of downtown Vancouver, which is very nearly an island. My offices are two streets south of the waterfront, not far from here. Coal Harbour is the other most prestigious neighbourhood downtown. There is still quite a lot of development in downtown Vancouver.