First, Lynn Canyon Park

Today we took Marcus’s parents to Lynn Canyon Park, a popular destination among locals and tourists. The 101 year old park (it opened in 1912) offers great hiking opportunities along its several trails where you can see a lot of 80 to 100 year old trees.

First of, all we crossed the suspension bridge which is about 50 metres above Lynn Creek and offers fantastic views of the creek and its surrounding nature.
From there we turned left to have a leisurely walk to the 30 foot pool. In summer there will always be people swimming in the water but this time, only a dog had some fun in the cold water. To enjoy the natural beauty there, we sat on the bench overlooking the pool and had a light lunch before making our way back towards the suspension bridge.

Once there, we did not cross the bridge but went straight on towards the Twin Falls bridge to admire the view of the waterfall.
The way back up to the parking lot was quite steep – about 200 steps… Surprisingly enough, it was much easier than in summer.

As it was only early afternoon, we decided to pay the Vancouver Aquarium a visit…

(to be continued…)

Lynn Canyon Park – here we come

We’ve been to Lynn Canyon Park several times already, and we know that our boys love to wade in the creek there. Therefore, it was an easy decision to head towards the 30 Foot Pool as this is a safe spot to do exactly that.

We got up relatively early (not so popular with teenage boys), but we were rewarded with an empty parking lot (good for us) and a quiet park. Even at the 30 Foot Pool there was hardly anybody so that I could take pictures of its beauty without having random people in them – and our boys had fun exploring the area.

Inspired by an already existing inukshuk, Tom and Ben constructed one of their own.
After a while it became quite crowded, so that we decided to visit the Twin Falls (not so crowded there) before making our climb back to the parking lot.

As it was only early afternoon and we didn’t want to head back to our apartment, we went to the Vancouver Aquarium, one of our favourite spots.

(to be continued…)

We went to Lynn Canyon Park and its suspension bridge…

Lynn Canyon Park is just a 20 minute drive from home, but we have to drive through three cities: Burnaby, Vancouver and North Vancouver – via the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing.
I love bridges and boardwalks, and as Lynn Canyon Park offers both, this destination was the perfect spot to go to. We went relatively early to avoid the crowd as Lynn Canyon Park is quite a popular spot among the locals.

First of all, we walked across the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge which is about 50 metres above the creek flowing underneath it. We then went along this beautiful trail leading to the 30 Foot Pool, admiring the untouched nature surrounding us. I so love these moss covered trees which always remind me that we are indeed living in the temperate rainforest – not that the amount of rain is any sign at all…

Anyway, on our way back we just passed the suspension bridge, went along a boardwalk (I also love those!) and continued our way until we came to the Twin Falls, two beautiful waterfalls which can best be seen from the little wooden bridge crossing the canyon.
And doesn’t it look like as if the sun was pointing out that there seemed to be a rather grim looking face on the rocks just below this bridge?! Strange, eh?

Our way back led us to climb a couple of stairs (more than 200) which was quite an uphill hike. But it was definitely worth it – and besides, we knew that before!
We will be back once our boys are here this summer!