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Exploring Nature in North Vancouver
Exploring Nature in North Vancouver
Disney Cruise Line offers a post-cruise excursion (VC01) featuring a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a 15-acre tourist attraction in North Vancouver that has been operating since the 1880s. A swaying, steel cable-supported footbridge crosses the Capilano River gorge, connecting visitors to a network of boardwalks through the lush, temperate rainforest, and an Ewok Village-style “canopy” walkway going from tree to tree. Exhibits include totem-carving and native culture, and guided nature walks are included. While offering a lot of bang in a small space, it’s not the best way to enjoy Vancouver’s natural world. Admission ranges from $40 CDN (adults) to $14 (ages 6–12), and under 6 are free. 20% discount for entry after 5:00 pm. The 236 bus will take you here from the SeaBus terminal at Lonsdale Quay, and free shuttles serve Canada Place and other downtown spots. Information at http://www.capbridge.com, 877-985-7474/3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver.
Grouse Mountain Tramway, just up the road, competes head-to-head with Capilano for tourist dollars. The ski area, an Olympic venue, operates a wealth of summertime attractions, most included with your tram ticket, including a lumberjack show (see it here and save time and money in Ketchikan), movies, chairlifts, a birds of prey show, grizzly bears and wolves, and guided nature walks. Views are breathtaking when/if the clouds lift. For an extra fee there’s a zipline (adds $71) and a tour of their mountaintop wind turbine (with an observation deck atop the tower) adds $18. General admission is $44 adults, $25 ages 13–18, $15 ages 5–12, 4 and under are free. Locals reach the mountaintop at a much lower price on the Grouse Grind, the challenging hike up the mountain ($5 for the tram ride back down). Parking is $8, and the 236 bus will take you here from the SeaBus terminal. Visit http://www.grousemountain.com, 604-980-9311/6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver.
A favorite with locals is Lynn Canyon Park, a North Vancouver nature park with its own high, swaying footbridge and an extensive trail network through the rainforest. If hiking’s your thing, this beats Capilano hands down, and you can’t beat the price (free).There’s also a nice cafe in the park. Located at the end of a suburban street, the 228 or 229 bus will take you there from the SeaBus terminal. Visit http://www.dnv.org/ecology.
The famed Whistler ski area is 85 mi./137 km north of Vancouver via Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Highway), about a two-hour drive. Float plane trips are possible from the Coal Harbour airport, and bus service is also available. Details at http://www.whistler.com.
Top Photo Slice: Islands on the outskirts of Vancouver (℗ 31491) Photo contributed by © chezp
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