We decided to check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge, since it seemed to be the most recommended tourist attraction. We got there around lunch time, so we ate at the Bridge House restaurant, just across the street from the bridge park.
|Bridge House restaurant near Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, BC|
Next, we went across the street to the bridge park.
When you first enter the 27-acre park, there is an area called Totem Park, which has several totem poles placed by local First Nations people in the 1930s.
|Alexis looking pleased to be at the bottom of the totem pole|
|About to get on the bridge!|
|View from the bridge|
|Capilano River below the suspension bridge|
|Jennifer and Alexis somewhere amongst the treetops|
|View of Capilano Suspension Bridge from the forest floor|
|View of the Capilano River from the Cliffwalk|
|Alexis standing bravely on the glass floor platform (Jennifer did it, too)|
|Mountain view from the Cliffwalk|
I almost never say this because I'm not much of a souvenir purchaser, but their gift shop was really nice and had a good variety. I bought Ed a Canadian tea sampler set and some salmon jerky. Oh, and they had lots of really thick fudge in several flavors. We got five pieces (all different flavors), and they were all good--and rich. Five pieces may have been a bit too much for two people, though.
After surviving the suspension bridge experience, we just drove through and walked around downtown Vancouver to check it out.
|We liked how you can see the mountains from downtown|