This weekend I broke out of Vancouver for the second time since arriving here. Desperate to explore more and wanting to keep it cheap, Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge ticked all the boxes.
Travelling from Vancouver City, 2 friends and I set off on our little adventure. We started off by taking the Seabus across the river to North Vancouver. The trip over only takes 12 minutes but the views are spectacular, especially this time of year with the snow capped mountains in the background. Check out some of the pictures I took below:
After getting across to North Vancouver we very quickly got distracted walking around the Lonsdale Quay indoor market. There are lots of different stalls in there serving wonderful looking and smelling food and drinks. I picked up this yummy number but don’t ask what it is because I have completely forgotten. It has lemon custard wrapped in filo pastry with cinnamon and sugar – it tasted awesome!
Eventually after we had all picked something to eat we headed towards the bus to take us to Lynn Valley. The bus we got on left from the quay and took us to within 2 bus stops of where we needed to go. From there we hopped on a second bus that took us the rest of the way.
Once we got to the park we did a flying trip around the Ecology Centre before going off to walk the bridge.
At the park there are 7 different trails you can take of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. We decided as it was already gone 14:00 and starting to get darker in the canyon, to go for one of the shorter routes. We went for the twin waterfall route that took you south in the canyon.
The trail we took was pretty straightforward and took us parallel to the river down to a bridge by the twin water falls. The water running down the river is so clear you can see to the bottom, it’s quite magical. The trail itself is not especially hard although be prepared to walk up and down steps, there are a fair number of them. I would highly recommend packing water for your walk as you’ll likely be like us and want some on the way back up.
Check out some of the photos I took of this beautiful place:
I had a great time at Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge, I will definitely be back to do the other trails. In the summer I’ll also go back to have a dip in the water, it’s definitely too cold at this time of year, brrrr!