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  1. I will meet you on the pier where the drops you off.
  2. All of these photographs were taken when we were in the going up the mountain.
  3. After the storm last year, there are many areas of the that need to be repaired.
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#544 B.C. Travel Tips

Alan gives tips about Vancouver.

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It's one of the largest and most scenic city parks in the world.

A place is 'scenic' if it has a nice view, scenery or beautiful things to look at.  Notice the following:

  1. Although it was a longer trip, he preferred to take the smaller roads because it was more scenic.
  2. The house has a beautiful scenic view of the lake.

sea wall

There's a sea wall around the park.

A 'sea wall' is a tall wall that protects against big waves from the sea.  Notice the following:

  1. The storm was so powerful that the waves almost reached the top of the sea wall.
  2. After the hurricane, they decided to make the sea wall near the city a little taller.


I would recommend you take a gondola up Grouse Mountain.

A 'gondola' similar to a ski lift or cable car.  It is a box that hangs from a cord and carries you up the mountain.  Notice the following:

  1. The best view of the mountain was from the gondola.
  2. When the gondola stopped on the way up the mountain, I realized that the air was very cold.


Can I take a ferry to one of the islands?

A passenger boat that takes people to and from destinations is a 'ferry.'  Notice the following:

  1. The ferry moved so slowly that I thought we would never arrive at the island. 
  2. Taking the ferry across the river was much easier and faster than driving across the bridge with all that traffic.


In Victoria there's sights like the legislative buildings.

'Legislative' refers to laws and the making of laws.  So a legislative building is where laws are made or enforced.  Notice the following:

  1. The legislative system has always been interesting to me.
  2. I hired a lawyer because I didn't understand all the legislative documents.


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