Today the Church announced the public open house of the Vancouver British Columbia Temple, which will be the 131st temple of the Church. It is beautiful.
If you are in the area, you might want to see if you can visit. The tours run from April 9th through the 24th. The Church has produced an invitation that you can give to friends or family. The dedication will be held on May 2, 2010.
As always, the temple has been constructed of only the finest materials:
The temple’s exterior is covered with Branco Siena granite from Brazil…
The interior features beautifully grained hardwood from the west coast of Africa. British Columbia’s provincial flower, the Pacific dogwood, is used as a motif in the decorative painting and intricate carpet sculpting. Artwork depicting the native beauty of British Columbia graces the walls of the temple.
Here is a short video about the temple by the Church as well.
I wish I could go. Seattle is pretty close. I have some relatives that live up there.