We took Waterfront Trail all the way through James Bay and Ogden Point and ended up at Fisherman's Wharf, a much smaller and much less commercial version of the one in San Francisco - our new home could be a small 2-bedroom float-home for C$250,000 (2nd picture below). All the way around we watched dozens of seaplane flights land and take-off in the Inner Harbour
Still in the Inner Harbour was the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and the old Empress Hotel. The 5-Star Empress was opened in 1908 and is a very large chateau-style hotel - but really how can they not know how to make a latte?
We then wandered around Old Towne (yes, that's how they spell it) which seem to be there only to serve the many cruise ships that dock nearby. We managed to get Bento Boxes in Fort Street and walked back down to Wharf Street, so that we could eat and watch the seaplanes come and go from their dock (there are about 40 flights a day)
We walked a couple of miles back to our house along Government Street where there are dozens of old timber homes including the birthplace of artist Emily Carr
In the evening, Alan and his wife Allison picked us up and took us to the the Canoe Brewpub on the water just outside Chinatown. We had good food and good Canoe Lager, and good conversation