*Due to my laziness & the beautiful natural lighting, none of these photos were edited*
On our second day in Vancouver, we went to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This was one of my favourite destinations from my summer trip. We took a free shuttle from the convention centre to get to the site.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is located right above the Capilano river in the district of North Vancouver. The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility, with an admission fee, and draws over 800,000 visitors a year...The park also features rain forest ecotours, award-winning gardens, nature trails, North America's largest private collection of First Nations totem poles, period decor and costumes, and exhibits highlighting the park's history and the surrounding temperate rain forest. Guests can also witness a First Nations performance, featuring their traditional Regalia (ceremonial dress), masks, dancing and storytelling. --Wikipedia
|It was a tiny bit rainy so we each got a complimentary Capilano poncho!|
|This was the shakiest bridge I've been on! Some people had to clutch the sides as they made their way across.|
|Capilano river underneath|
|The place was populated with century-old trees & smelled super nice|
|Treetops adventure first opened in 2004. It's a walkway consisting of multiple bridges suspended between old-growth Douglas Fir trees. Some parts of the walkway lie 30 metres above ground. [source]|
|Signing the guestbook|
|Opened in 2011, the Cliffwalk is composed of suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. [source]|
|Hot cup of chocolate treat from my cousin to end the beautiful trip...but I ruined it by adding nutmeg...WHY?|
Granville Island & etc
After leaving Capilano Suspension Bridge, we went Granville island.
|Passed by Gastown again|
|We were pooped by the time we arrived and this place didn't come close to Capilano so we left shortly (without taking pics).|
|Some Asian mall in Richmond. They had an overpriced Giordano, a Daiso, and even legit Purikura in the food court. Why can't Toronto have all this goodness in Pmall? *sigh|
...and that concludes my short trip to Vancouver!
I don't plan on going back any time soon, and if I were...it'll be for Capilano.
(I'm finally caught up with my summer vacay posts! YES)