Last weekend I went for another hike with the family. It was great to be outside again, and not be left behind in the living room watching universal sports. We went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park, which is north of Vancouver, B.C.
We thought, because we had not looked it up on the internet, that it was just part of a park and all you had to do was show up and walk across. Wrong. It is a tourist attraction and cost us $80 (2 adults and 3 children 6 and over) to get into the “park.” We thought the price was quite high, but there were so many people waiting in line to get in – we figured it had to be pretty awesome, right? I should have looked more closely at the people waiting in line. Most were holding fancy cameras and/or video cameras, all appeared to be tourists and almost all of them were dressed to the nines. Thus, not an “outdoor” experience, but a manicured walk through the “splendor of rainforest trails” (a direct quote from the website). Even though it cost us a riduculous amount of money and we managed to walk through almost the entire thing (at my current slow cruising speed) in about a hour, it was still great to be out and about with everyone again. And it was very pretty. Here are some pictures:
The suspension bridge, on the way back…
The treetops walk: