Upon returning to the west end, we took a short walk along the sea wall then back to the hotel to prepare for our evening out under the grand chapiteau for Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. We had a lovely walk through the west end and ate a very delicious light dinner at ShiZenYa on Hornby Street. Nice sushi, a lot of vegetarian options, organic greens and brown rice, and Ocean Wise fish. The night was crisp and dry so we decided to walk to the venue which is at Concord Pacific Place at the old Expo site. Along the way we watched people skating on the outdoor rink on Robson Street, just below the Art Gallery. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the smell of popping corn, the buzz of excitement, and the beauty of other patrons who had adorned themselves in Cirque-worthy outfits. Our Victoria friends M and I met us there and we all enjoyed the show so much. A quick sky train/bus ride back to the hotel just in time for last call at the Sylvia lounge. I had a boozy hot chocolate; the perfect end to a perfect day!

Late afternoon light plays with clouds and reflections on English Bay.

Late afternoon light plays with clouds and reflections on English Bay.

Photo does no justice to the wonderful meal at ShiZenYa. We will definitely eat there again.

Photo does no justice to the wonderful meal at ShiZenYa. We will definitely eat there again.

Absolutely magical outdoor skating right downtown.

Absolutely magical outdoor skating right downtown.

Festive, warm and friendly in the lounge at The Sylvia.

Festive, warm and friendly in the lounge at The Sylvia.

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