Day at Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver, BC)September 20, 2012
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier: Health & Fitness Center (North Vancouver, BC)September 20, 2012
Day at Capilano Suspension Bridge (North Vancouver, BC)
$34.95 / Adult
September 3 – October 14
9:00am - 6:00pm
3735 Capilano Road
Canada, V7R 4J1
After watching the Video by Danny Askew of Capilano Suspension Bridge, I had to add the bridge to our itinerary.
We've been at Grouse Mountain all morning and arrive to Capilano Suspension Bridge around 1pm... though really hungry. First, we check to see how much longer they are open. We had time so we crossed the street over to The Bridge House restaurant for a late lunch.
The Bridge House
A cute cabin feel surrounded by birds and their beautiful landscape of flowers.
Wild BC Salmon Chowder of cream, saffron, roasted fennel in a classic chowder style - $10.50. So delicious!!!
It's so nice that the restaurant accepted our US Dollar currency. Too bad the favor isn't returned when Canadians visit the United States.
We saved $70.00 since we were still employed as a Concierge/Travel Agents. We simply had to give them our business cards.
Lovely map of all we have to explore. We were lucky to arrive closer to closing time and there was no crowds to enjoy the Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk and their Treetops Adventure.
"In the 1930′s Mac MacEachran invited local First Nations to place their story poles in the park." – CapBridge.com
"Open June 3, 2011, this heart-stopping 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." –CapBridge.com
View of the Cliffwalk from the Suspension Bridge
"Needles from the trees fall from the higher branches and collect in the canopy branches where organisms then turn the needles into soil. This soil is the perfect environment for mosses and ferns to thrive. Notice the tree in front of you dripping with moss. When trees like this one reach a certain age, around 150 years old, they often begin to grow plants on their branches and trunk. These gardens absorb their nutrients from the rain and air rather than from the soil." –CapBridge.com
Close to Closing Time
Souvenir shopping and a few last pictures...
A really enjoyable Day 1 in Vancouver visiting Grouse Mountain then the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We were lucky with weather, too. We prepared to be cold but the locals had their shorts and tank tops on all day. It's better to be safe than sorry though. I'm a wimp to cold climates.