November 20, 2013 by Terumi
Maybe the story shouldn’t start with the cliffhanger. But, I was oh so proud. This is what everyone with a fear of heights should do to celebrate just being alive.
We weren’t supposed to be up in Vancouver for my birthday, but one thing led to another and here I was in my hometown. We stopped into the Bel Cafe for breakfast for some amazing pastries and 49th parallel coffee.
Then we popped into the aquarium to see what the fish were up to. The octopus was really determined to put on a show.
Next we headed to North Vancouver to see the Capilano Suspension Bridge, something we haven’t visited in ages and a place I really wanted to see.
I read on Vancouver Mom that the nearby Canyon Restaurant was pretty good so we decided to try it out and we had a nice meal. The whole area around the cafe is pretty neat too and I’d like to go back and toodle a bit.
But this time, the guys were running out of steam. Once we arrived at the Suspension Bridge they re-engergized and there were so many places for fun and festive photos so I was thrilled. And the guys were too because it is the perfect place for little boys who love to explore. They had so much fun trekking through the trees on the ground and in the air.
And of course the famed hanging suspension bridge was just really amazing to walk across.
And because it’s spawning season, we could see ginormous salmon in the clear water below. The boys thought the stamp passport and all the stations were the best part and it was really chilly so the hot chocolate kept us warm.
And while the cliffwalk seems most definitely safe, I still got the queasy vertigo feeling when I looked down, especially on the glass parts or when my guys tried to test the sides of the fences.
I really wish we were still BC residents. This is such a deal for 31 dollars or so for a YEAR’s pass. I know I’m going to make us come back next month to see all the lights. I think it would be absolutely incredible.
And maybe I’m biased because my day was already a special one, but I had a really lovely time here and I can’t wait to come back. I’ve never recommended the Capilano Suspension Bridge before but now I think it will be one of my top places to see in Vancouver from now on.
(PS. The Capilano Suspension Bridge made Travel and Leisure’s World’s Scariest Bridges in 2010 even BEFORE they added the Cliffhanger.)
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