Vancouver - From Forests to Beach and Everything in Between

Our Vancouver trip already seems like a lifetime away. As mentioned in the previous post (Vancouver in 48 Hours), it was a whirlwind mommy and me getaway trip but so worth it. Our first full day was jam packed full of activities. We took every form of transportation possible and walked a lot. We walked everywhere - I am very proud of the little lady and being such a trooper. She hardly complained at all about walking.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

The trip to Capilano Suspension Bridge was a short 20 minute shuttle bus ride. There was a free shuttle bus to and from the park and one of the shuttle stops was near the hotel we stayed at. We took the earliest pick-up time of 8:35am and got to the park before they opened at 9am. Given that we bought our tickets online, we were able to go straight in and was able to enjoy the park before the crowds arrived. 

The bridge spans 460 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. It draws many visitors a year and has been featured in such TV shows as Psych, Sliders and MacGuyver. The little lady and I enjoyed the Treetop Adventure and did the Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt. 


Walking on the bridge. As you can see, the bridge was pretty empty save for a few other people as we crossed to the other side. 

The view from the middle of the bridge. On the right side is the Cliff Walk, which you can't see very well. 

Learning about the rainforest canopy. It was one of the stops for the Junior Ranger Map.


English Bay Beach

We made our way to English Bay Beach after our morning in the forests, stopping along the way for some quick lunch at a taqueria and then taking pictures of the laughing statues that you see below. We tried making our way into Stanley Park to hit up one of the playgrounds but decided to turn around to Aquabus to make our way to Science World instead. 

Science World at TELUS

Riding the aquabus on our way to Science World.

The view of Science World from the aquabus window. 


Granville Island

We stopped by Granville Island on our way back to the hotel. The market was almost closing by the time we got there but we were able to walk around and see what the market had to offer. We got some macarons to share as well as tea to take back home as souvenirs. 



Until, next time!


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