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A bird’s-eye view of the crowds from the Vancouver Lookout

A bird’s-eye view of the crowds from the Vancouver Lookout

The Waterfront lineup for the Canada Line at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17.
The Waterfront lineup for the Canada Line at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17.

When the lineups started during the 3 p.m. rush hour at Waterfront on Wednesday, February 17, I got very curious to see how long they actually were — so I rode up to the observation deck at the Vancouver Lookout to get the long view!

And don’t worry: the crowd shot might be a bit intimidating, but the lineup was really moving quite briskly. Click the photo to see the larger version — you can spot tiny blue people directing everyone!

Here’s a few more shots of the city’s Olympic crowds that I got from on high. Click all the photos for much larger versions!

The crowds headed to the torch.
The crowds headed to the torch.

Here’s all the crowds of folks headed to see the Olympic flame. This is still the number one question asked at Waterfront Station — although one transit host said they were getting a lot of questions about where to find fried chicken lately (who knows why??)

Lineup for the 135 on Hastings St, heading to Pacific Coliseum.
Lineup for the 135 on Hastings St, heading to Pacific Coliseum.

I eventually figured out that this was the lineup for the 135 to Pacific Coliseum, at the stop on Hastings and Granville. Short track speed skating was beginning soon, so lots of people were headed that way.

Can you spot the spare buses?
Can you spot the spare buses?

Some of our spare buses are being kept on one of the viaducts near Canada Hockey Place, ready to help with routes nearby. Can you see them?

The Olympic Village!
The Olympic Village!

And here’s the Olympic Village!