7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges

People walk on an elevated bridge at the Greenheart Treewalk at the UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Greenheart Treewalk, UBC Botanical Garden. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC) / Asymetric/Jason Van Bruggen

There’s something exhilarating about standing on a narrow suspension bridge, high above the ground. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest canopy and lets you peer down into the depths of canyons. Check out these seven suspension bridge hikes around Vancouver for great views.

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7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges

6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Cypress Mountain

Valentine’s Day celebrations might look a little different this year, which makes it a great time to celebrate outdoors. Here are six fun and totally romantic outdoor Valentine’s Day date ideas around Vancouver.

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6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Canyon Lights Returns to Brighten the 2020 Holiday Season

The outdoor holiday experience, enjoyed by Vancouver families and visitors alike for the past 15 years, returns with COVID safety measures in place from December 1st, 2020, until January 3rd, 2021. Continue reading:
Canyon Lights Returns to Brighten the 2020 Holiday Season

Fall Ecology Events Around Vancouver (In-Person and Online)

Nature's Edge Boardwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Spend some time learning about the natural world or volunteering to restore the environment this fall. Remove invasive species, learn about the ocean, go bird watching, or gaze at the stars. With lots of online and in-person ecology events happening in the Vancouver area, there’s something for everyone.

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Fall Ecology Events Around Vancouver (In-Person and Online)

ComeBack to Attractions: Vancouver Attractions Welcome Locals Back

You likely don’t need to be reminded of what a fantastic city we live in, with so much to explore right in our own backyard. Now that local attractions are beginning to reopen their doors, it’s an excellent chance to freshen up on why Vancouver is so highly regarded.

Before we can welcome the rest of the world to come back, we want to invite locals to get reacquainted with all the reasons why we love this city. Here are just a few of the attractions and activities waiting for you when you’re ready to venture out beyond your neighbourhood and be a tourist in your own town. Continue reading:
ComeBack to Attractions: Vancouver Attractions Welcome Locals Back

Where to See Big Trees in Vancouver

Looking up into a stand of huge trees on Vancouver's North Shore.

Huge trees on Vancouver’s North Shore. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Vancouver is a pretty green city, both environmentally and literally. We have a LOT of trees. Our mild and wet climate means that Vancouver sits in the middle of the world’s largest temperate rainforest, a zone that stretches from Alaska to Northern California. Logging has removed most of Vancouver’s ancient old growth trees, but there are still lots of towering giants to be found in the area. Here are eight places to see big trees in Vancouver.

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Where to See Big Trees in Vancouver

Canyon Lights Winter Festival at the Capilano Suspension Bridge kicks off on Nov 22

canyon lights 2018 vancouver

Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge

As the kids say these days… the Capilano Suspension Bridge is experiencing a “glow up” (that is: an incredible transformation) this upcoming winter season when it opens up for the annual Canyon Lights festival.

The extremely popular Canyon Lights Winter Lights Festival is coming back to the Capilano Suspension Bridge from November 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019.

This annual event is a favourite for locals and tourists alike, featuring thousands of lights decorating the park – transforming it into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.

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Canyon Lights Winter Festival at the Capilano Suspension Bridge kicks off on Nov 22