Last time in Vancouver I stayed at the Best Western Hotel on Drake St. Turned out to be right across street from The Yale Hotel, one of the best blues venues anywhere. New bands every night. A person could -- if person wanted to -- sit through a set, then at intermission retire to room across street, smoke a joint,and watch out window until band members went back in for the next set.
Here are a few photos. Cute little harbor tour boat, looks like the little boat that thought it could.
In an hour I'm going out with friends on a vintage tugboat for a harbor tour (in the rain).