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Downtown Aerial Overview

This series of images provides a 360 degree observation of the downtown core. It is presented in a numbered sequence continuing until a full circle is achieved. In most of the images there is an visual connection to a focal point in a previous image, providing continuity. The circle begins in Burrard Inlet, with Canada Place at the left edge, on the North side of the city, proceeds west along Stanley Park, over the Lions Gate Bridge, south around the park, east along the West End, north at the end of False Creek and back west to finish over Coal Harbour just west of Canada Place.

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#1 Brockton Point and Stanley Park with Canada Place in left background
#2 Stanley Park seawall promenade with the West End in the background
#3 Over Lions Gate Bridge and the Stanley Park Causeway connecting downtown to the bridge


#4 Over the western edge of Stanley Park with English Bay in the background
#5 The Seawall - a 5 mile promenade along the outside edge of Stanley Park
#6 West End joins Stanley Park on the edge of English Bay and entrance to False Creek


#7 Close-up of English Bay Beach and entrance to False Creek, Sunset Beach around the corner
#8 Over False Creek, English Bay Beach & Sunset Beach, West End in center, downtown core in top right corner
#9 Turning north, West End to the left, downtown core to the right, Burrard Bridge north end on the bottom


#10 Downtown core foreground and right, West End on left and Stanley Park in background
#11 Downtown core, BC Place stadium and GM Place arena in lower right
#12 Downtown core, Gastown and Chinatown in lower right side, North Shore along top edge


#13 Panorama including eastern end of False Creek in lower left
#14 Over Canada Place, stadium in the middle, Science World at left edge of False Creek
#15 Close-up of Canada Place, site of Pan Pacific Hotel,Vancouver Trade & Convention Center and cruise ship terminal


#16 Over Coal Harbour and Westin Bayshore Hotel, area in bottom right is now being redeveloped with condo towers and new marinas
#17 Opposite view to #9, West End in foreground, False Creek, Burrard and Granville bridges in middle, Broadway corridor along top section
#18 Panoramic view of Stanley Park, edge of West End at right side, Second Beach in center, Third Beach at left edge, Burrard Inlet and North Shore in background

Downtown Vancouver Aerials taken June 2004
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