We participated in the Strathcona/Chinatown route, which ends up at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. I did not take photos of the procession, but I would say there were about 30-40 people.
( Here are our lanterns: )
The Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Gardens are a replica of a traditional Chinese garden for a scholar. There are beautiful mosaics, and woods, and lattice work, and ponds, and pagodas on pinnacles, and everywhere you go there are more amazingly beautiful things to see - and they are all contained within one city block. Lanterns of a similar style to ours (bamboo struts with tissue paper attached and harded with white glue) were all over the gardens. I only got photos of a couple, but there were moons, and fish, and globes with beautiful leaves attached in the glue coat.
( Lanterns in the Gardens: )
( The Gardens in Snowtime: )
And finally, there was a man, taking photos, who was wearing a toque made out of work socks. He kindly let me take pictures.
( Sock toque (by Puck Toques? I think so.) )
The roads were as greasy underfoot as they were earlier in the day. And it snowed throughout, but it wasn't cold.
EDIT - should be Pook Toques: