Plantings along a path in Stanley Park
While there's never a bad reason to walk through a city park (especially one as magnificent as this) on a rainy morning, we were actually there to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, where one can view (and to some extent interact with) many different species of marine mammals. Like most recently built aquariums, there's action both on the surface of the water and at the underwater viewing areas. :-)
Feeding time in the otter habitat
Steller sea lion, surfacing
Infant beluga whale (age: 4 months, still unnamed, not yet eating solid food) swimming with Mama.
Related: Vancouver Aquarium BelugaCam