Friday, October 15, 2010

Lynn Canyon Park

After disembarking from the ferry following our Bowen Island adventure...we realized that the day was still young...and we may just have time to squeeze in another little adventure.  Not too far from the ferry terminal we arrived at Lynn Canyon Park.  It is one of the oldest parks in the area...having officially opened in 1912.

Within a minute of arriving at the park...we were on a suspension bridge viewing the cascading waterfalls some 166 feet below.  White foaming rapids...and emerald green pools of water make for a beautiful sight on a sunny day.

The steel cables supporting the narrow walkway across the canyon looked sturdy enough to me!  Though we have another famous suspension bridge in the same area...this one is free...and amazing.

A number of marked trails proceed from each end of the bridge.  A short walk found us beside the creek in a spot where the canyon was wider.  From there we took a staircase up to the eastern rim of the canyon...

  ...and on through old growth forests.   One can spend an hour or two hiking, as we did...or an entire day. 

Lynn Canyon is featured in the book called 52 Best Day Trips from Jack Christie.  I think he made a good call!  We've been there before...and we'll likely go again.

Have a wonderful weekend...


  1. It was a good call to leave the highway and find a parking spot.
    I am amazed that even the parking was free. I didn't know there was a spot in Vancouver where there was still free parking.

  2. Looks very pretty there! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog a few posts back and thanks for the comment too. Hope you can come back soon for a visit.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Beautiful Judy. I was thinking of that other bridge when I saw you on this one. That's cool that this one is free and maybe it has less tourists around :0)

  4. Lynn Canyon is such a beautiful place to visit! I'd love to walk across it's suspension bridge looks exciting!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. You sure know how to pack many miles into one day. It's been years that we have been there...It's always fun finding yet another adventure.

  6. Beautiful scenery! Wonderful photos!

  7. Wow! What lovely pics. That waterfall, incredible.

  8. I see that you and Lovella are riding in tandem with your wonderful adventure day. I can't believe how much hiking and climbing about and scrambling over bridges and rocks you four like to do!

  9. I bought the book 52 day trips on your recommendation some time ago. I really must pull it out again. Looks like you had a perfect day.

  10. I think you and Lovella have been holding out on us: there apparently are lots of interesting places up in BC that you all have neglected to visit and blog about. Git 'er done girls, I love virtual tours of your country.

  11. This used to be one of my favorite places to visit - along with scrambling around on the rocks at Lighthouse Park. Thanks for sharing with those of us who are too far away...


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