Friday, October 15, 2010

Lynn Canyon


Ninety nine years ago .. .617 acres of North Vancouver was dedicated to be a park.
Lynn Canyon was created by God as a plaque at the entrace to the suspension bridge says. .
"the hand of man could never duplicate".

The bridge is 50 meters above Lynn Canyon and spans 48 meters.
It officially opened in 1912.



On Wednesday when our ferry arrived back at the mainland we saw the signs to Lynn Canyon and all agreed that it had been quite some time since we had visited the park and walked across the bridge.


It has changed considerably over the years.
Where there was once mucky trails  and boulders down to the water,
there is now heavy timbered steps to keep the footing safe.


It is most handy hiking with pals. .
Cameras are passed back and forth.
I highly recommend finding friends who enjoy the same activities as you do.


The maple leaves are rapidly finding their place of rest on the ground and made for a beautiful contrast with the green water.





Did I mention the stairs?
Oh yes. . .this walk is for those that don't mind a bit of heart pumping while chatting with friends.



The trail winds throughout the majestic old growth forest.


They were not slower. . .
they just had more to talk about. 




The park is free. .
and the loop trail is clearly marked.

Bring water.

all for now 

12 comments:

  1. Hey...I like that virtual tour. It has the trails clearly labeled...the ones we thought were missing. I guess we kind of missed a few signposts with all our chatting...and picture taking.

    Great memories!

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  2. Love seeing yours and Judy's photos. What a great adventure. Those stairs really look like a workout!

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  3. What a pretty place Lynn Canyon is! I see that Judy and Elmer shared the enjoyment with you. It is nice to have friends that like the same activities as the day is so much more enjoyable and I know stairs do not feel hard to climb when you are in conversation with a friend!

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love vitural tours. Did you feel just a touch squimish on the bridge? Where were the signature Canadian Red Maple leaves that day???

    Judy and Elmer looked like they were having a blast!

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  5. That is a beautiful spot! A bit difficult if you have strolers and such, but a place that brings back memories for us too.
    Love your new template!!!!

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  6. Amazing! What a beautiful spot. Those stairs are not for the faint of heart I gather. Looks like you had a great day with friends.

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  7. It looks like the weather is staying around for a few more days...
    I'm so glad that you could enjoy cycling and hiking around...autumn is such a wonderful time of the year.
    And I love your template...It's fantastic.

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  8. Reading down through your last few posts reminded me of how much I appreciate all that you share of your life, with all of the blogging world. It seems like you are so gifted in planning and executing many fun and healthy adventures. You live in a beautiful part of the country too. That along with your ability to communicate, make it a joy to visit your blog.

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  9. What a fabulous creation...only God could have imagined that kind of beauty! How nice for friends to share such a wonderful day together...

    I am having a "double-the-fun" giveaway...something for a little one and something for you! Stop on by to join the fun if you get a chance! I enjoyed my visit today! :)

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  10. What a perfect day! Loved seeing the fun you had together.....those stairs......leg burners! Kathy

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  11. Have enjoyed seeing the journey that you took with Judy and Elmer that day. Good heavens! I'd never be able to keep up so I'll need to look for friends who enjoy sofa surfing and watching leaves fall. What a beautiful location and thank you for sharing it.

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  12. Where are the guys's fishing rod's?

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Thank you!