Spanish Banks

Another sunny day, another excuse to get out for a walk. While we drove for an hour to walk yesterday, this afternoon we stuck much closer to home. Vancouver’s West Point Grey area is home to several beaches, one of which is Spanish Banks.

Named to commemorate the meeting of the English (under George Vancouver) and the Spanish (under Dionisio Alcalá Galiano and Cayetano Valdés y Flores) way back in June 1792. Fast forward to over 2 centuries later, and Spanish Banks is popular for picnics, get-togethers, sports and walks along the pathway with views across the inlet to the north shore mountains. Even dogs love Spanish Banks; they have their own designated beach to run around and make friends. Fond childhood memories take me back to the beach’s famous low-tides and playing in the sand with my sister and father. While the tide was in today, the park was bustling with people taking advantage of the beautiful (albeit chilly) Family Day holiday.

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– Marla

 

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