Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Our first day, Saturday, we drove from the Seattle airport up to Vancouver, stopping at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. We arrived in Vancouver just in time to see the sun setting. The city looked beautiful!
Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver

We checked into the Georgian Court Hotel and then walked to a late dinner at Nicli. Delicious Neapolitan pizza. Perfect meal to end our long travel day. I cannot say enough good things about our hotel. It was so quiet-even on a Saturday night. We stayed on the Orchid Floor which included a bunch of extras: a flat iron, curling iron, ladies-only emergency kits, upgraded Aveda amenities, a yoga mat, additional satin-padded and skirt hangers plus In Style and other fashion magazines. For no extra charge!

SUNDAY was our first full day in Vancouver. We had breakfast at Medina which was just around the corner from the hotel. The waffles are a must order. You can choose between eight toppings. I chose the dark chocolate and milk chocolate lavender.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver
I took this while we were waiting outside. Fresh (warm) waffles!
After breakfast we headed to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

We did the Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
The view of the bridge from the cliffwalk
The Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River.
Stopped to take a selfie halfway. My sister is a bit afraid of heights so she wasn't interested (understandably) in stopping to take a photo in the middle

Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
I made it across!

Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Treetop adventure- walk in the trees up to 100 feet above the forest floor
Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Treetop adventure with the bridge in the background
The Cliffwalk is the newest addition to the park. From the website: "This...cliffside journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below."
Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
View from the cliffwalk
Pacific Northwest Trip: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Vancouver Days 1 and 2:
Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel
Restaurant: Nicli (dinner) and Medina Cafe (breakfast)
Sightseeing: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

8 comments:

  1. It looks like you had such a fun trip!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. I did!! Vancouver is a beautiful city

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  2. I went to Vancouver a long time ago on an Alaskan cruise and visited that bridge! It was so beautiful! Looks like such a great time!
    xo Tia | www.bigcitytyro.com

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    1. I would LOVE to do an Alaskan cruise! I am trying to organize a cruise for my whole family.

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    2. I did i as a kid, but still remember it! It was so beautiful, you would love it!

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  3. Oh my daughter wants to go to Vancouver- I'm showing her this post. You look great and were so brave yo do those high bridges!!!!
    -Linda, ny

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    1. I just wish I had more time in Vancouver this trip! Our travel day Saturday took longer than expected so we really only had 1.5 days in Vancouver. I would love to go back and see Victoria. It's supposed to be very pretty!

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  4. I might be able to do that bridge, Jacob always talks about wanting to, but there's no way I could do the cliffwalk!

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