For the people who likes a nice cityscape of Vancouver but hates the downtown traffic, the Q.E. Park is a good alternative viewpoint.
At winter time the place is pretty empty, give you lots of time at the viewpoints near to the dome to setup equipment and taking long shots. The spot overlooks Vancouver cityscape from south east with the snow mountains as the background. So the view is great is you have a decent lens. I’ve posted a few pictures here, the wide one was using 35mm and the close up one was using 80mm. There could be some ice and snow on the ground, so a stable tripod or monopod would be the best.
The view is excellent I must say, with the cold and crispy air in winter, I got a nice city scape. And this is without tripod. With a good tripod and long exposure, I’m sure you will have a great picture of Vancouver.
The pond on the way driving down the hill is packed with ducks. They literally took over the pond, the sidewalk and the road along with it. So be careful while you drive.More