Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.
Climb up and experience Vancouver’s forest with a bird’s eye-view on the Greenheart Canopy Walkway!
Located at the University of British Columbia’s Botanical Garden, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway is a 308-metre (1010 feet) aerial trail system that is more than 15 meters above ground, offering a rare perspective of the natural beauty of the west coast forest canopy ecosystem. It is the only one of its kind in Canada.
The canopy walkway allows access to the upper parts of the forest (the canopy) where visitors are introduced to a world of flora and fauna that thrives in this lofty environment. Guests traverse bridges suspended around 50 feet in trees that are over a century old. This experience is an exciting and adventurous way to interact with nature and the forest.
Guided tours touch on many interesting topics including sustainable eco-tourism, first nations’ uses of local forest materials, and trees of the coastal temperate rainforest, including western red cedar, western hemlock, Douglas fir, grand fir, and red alder. The area is also home to some spectacular wildlife, such as bald eagles, woodpeckers and coyotes. It’s not uncommon for visitors to spot these garden residents while on the canopy walkway.
About the Greenheart Canopy Walkway:
Address: 6804 S.W. Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: Daily 10am-4pm (Closes for winter November 1 – February 28)
|We have Family Admission Tickets for up to 2 adults and 4 children to enjoy the Greenheart Canopy Walkway. All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Friday, October 5th and notify the winner by email.
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