As dusk turns into night, the picture of the lights of the high rise buildings in downtown Vancouver's urban landscape clearly shows how they illuminate the city's skyline. Reflections from the skyscraper towers' lighted windows in the water shimmer in the twilight and as dusk deepens, the many hues of the lights create a kaleidoscope of colour in the waves.
A major architectural landmark of the downtown Vancouver waterfront is Canada Place, easy to spot by the five distinctive white sails that welcome visitors to Canada's west coast. The sails at night are set with vibrant displays of colour and animation and can be seen from many points around the city including Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. The "Sails of Light" depict Canada's diversity in landscape and have been the screen for animated shows representing Canada from coast to coast while communicating Canada Place's role as a Canadian storyteller.
Here also at Canada Place, people can promenade along the walkway and watch the luxury cruise liners set sail for Alaska. More than 900,000 people set sail from this point yearly.
Vancouver is located in the lower mainland of British Columbia. A culturally diverse, cosmopolitan city, it is the third largest in Canada with a population in the metropolitan area of over 2 million people. Named for Captain George Vancouver who explored and mapped the area in the 1790's, it was incorporated as a city in 1886 and today ranks high in the worldwide list of "livable cities".
It is at the doorstep of countless recreational activities in British Columbia's great outdoors and offers visitors many opportunities to enjoy nature either actively or through more leisurely activities. Located in the temperate rainforest, Vancouver's climate is mild by Canadian standards, and the rainy months of November to March contrast with moderate drought conditions in July and August. Winters in the greater Vancouver area are mild, with only 46 days per year on average below freezing.
Skyline, Waterfront and high rise buildings in the city of Vancouver at dusk, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 8/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.
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