With its spectacular setting between sea, mountains and sky, Vancouver is one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Portrait of Vancouver is a rich depiction of everything BC's sparkling glass and grass metropolis has to offer. Towering skyscrapers, mountaintop views and a walk through the top sights of Stanley Park are captured in stunning photographs.
This showy keepsake book collects images of Vancouver's highlights, celebrating Nitobe Gardens, UBC, the downtown area, and beaches, parks and markets all along the city's encircling seawall. Plus take a virtual visit to Granville Island, the Vancouver Aquarium, and across the SeaBus to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain in photographs that show all to perfection. A breezy text introduces the many sides of this truly green urban centre. A classic souvenir book, with a new look and fully updated text and images.
About the author
Constance Brissenden, BA (UofGuelph), MA (UofAlberta, Theatre) has written with Cree author Larry Loyie since 1993. A non-fiction writer and editor of more than 14 books of history and travel, she was a writing instructor in Simon Fraser University's Writing & Publishing program for 18 years. Constance Brissenden met Larry Loyie in a creative writing class at the Carnegie Community Centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. She directed Larry Loyie's first play, Ora Pro Nobis, Pray for Us, performed in Vancouver as well as five federal prisons in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. In 1993, Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden launched Living Traditions Writers Group to encourage writing in Aboriginal and other communities. A lifelong freelancer, Constance Brissenden continues to write, edit and teach writing and theatre. Together with Larry Loyie, she gives presentations on his books and co-teaches writing workshops