Together with my in-laws we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where we were greeted with a beautiful pumpkin display.
We then headed over to Kia’palano with its amazing totem poles.
Well, then it was time to walk across the long suspension bridge – and the view from the bridge was so worth it!
And don’t forget the Cliffwalk and the Treetop Adventure which were amazing.
On our little breaks admiring the beautiful rain forest (have I mentioned how much I love the moss covered tress?), we saw a few Douglas squirrels scouting for food and nibbling on some fruit.
Well, there was this one little squirrel nibbling on one of the French fries – not a very healthy choice though.
Today, together with Marcus’s parents we had a nice walk along Lost Lagoon – still one of my most favourite places – where we saw lots of wildlife, including some raccoon and squirrels (much to my mother-in-law’s delight).
The weather was really lovely, and so we also went to the probably most famous landmark in Stanley Park – its totem poles. Compared to summer times, the place was exceptionally empty so that we could really enjoy their beauty without having to face the usual crowd there.
And as the Vancouver Aquarium was close by, we simply had to pop in there as well…
Today we went to Stanley Park, because Tom wanted to see the totem poles there, and we actually squeezed some geocaching in so that we all had more fun on the way there.
Once there, we were surprised that only a few people were strolling around the totem poles which gave us the rare opportunity (at least during summer time) to get some pictures without having tons of people in them.
From there we also had a great look at Lions Gate Bridge and Brockton Point.
After having had some lunch, our boys discovered a tree they could climb on, and on which they could put some of their new-found energy to use.
In order to avoid the sun when walking along the seawall, we choose a trail we had never walked before, that let us through the forest of Stanley Park. Really nice!
Well, we ended up near the Aquarium and decided to go into it to have some more fun.
We came on time for the penguin walk where one of the penguins seemed to have a look into the beluga habitat. Maybe one of the beluga whales there was watching her, too?
Anyway, we spent some time with Jack, watched a show with Hana and Helen, and returned to the B.C. Sugar Pool, where even Daisy came to the underwater viewing area posing for pictures. Those two harbour porpoises are super cute!
After that we saw a sleepy Elfin having a nap, and headed into the main building to get some more pictures for the jellyfish photo competition.
We all felt that the day was over in next to no time, but nevertheless, it was a really great day.