?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Vancouver, pt quatre

Saturday was our last full day in Vancouver, and the last full day of our vacation. We started out the day heading across the Lion's Gate Bridge to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This is a neat little nature preserve just twenty minutes from downtown. A beautiful, beautiful forest area I'm convinced is somewhere around where they filmed many OUAT and Highlander forest scenes.

 photo P1090607_zps7a0b388d.jpg

The main attraction is a narrow suspended bridge high above a river that takes you from the highway side of the river to the forest side, where there are lookout spots, a birds of prey exhibit, and lots of steps, tree platforms, and mini-suspension bridges to climb amongst the trees. The main bridge has a tendency to sway a lot under two-way traffic, with heavy humans staying to one side or the other. My mom tells me my siblings and I were all afraid of this bridge as kids. Well, I'm still afraid of it as an adult (especially with wise-ass teenagers on it thinking it's fun to jump up and down).

 photo P1090633b_zps4b396c24.jpg

After a nice nature walk/climb, D and I headed back into the city and had lunch down in Gastown, then returned to Stanley Park to visit the Vancouver Aquarium. This is a very active aquarium with Sea World-like shows and exhibits. We saw everything from whales to sharks to penguins to otters to frogs to jellyfish. Quite worth the trip.

Tags:

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
dlgood
Jul. 7th, 2014 11:51 am (UTC)
Wish I'd gone up there when I was in town. Looks beautiful.
masqthephlsphr
Jul. 7th, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
It is, very beautiful. Very touristy on a Saturday morning, but get there early enough, and it's easy to ignore that bit.
(Deleted comment)
masqthephlsphr
Jul. 7th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
They're very hypnotizing.
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )