It’s been a while since I visited Vancouver so I thought it was about time that I blogged about what I got up to on this short but sweet layover.
After a long flight and a well deserved sleep. Myself and some of the crew met up in the hotel for breakfast as we had made plans to go out after.
After breakfast, we had a short walk down to the waterfront to get the free shuttle bus to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Even though the weather was cold, the views were enough to make you stop and take a picture before moving on.
FUN FACT: The Capilano Suspension bridge is actually a First Nations name belonging to the Squamish Nation and originally spelled Kia’palano, meaning “beautiful river”. Which isn’t a lie when you get to witness it in person (I felt as though the pictures didn’t do it any justice).
Kia’palano was the name of a great Squamish chief who lived in this area in the early part of the 1800s. As time went on “Kia’palano” was anglicized into “Capilano”.
Which has now become the namesake of the bridge and park as well as the river and surrounding area.
After walk over the bridge and around the greenery boardwalk, we thought we would tackle the cliff walk. Definitely not for the faint hearted as it is a thin granite bridge that curves around the edges of the cliff and through the rainforest vegetation.
Later on that evening we went over to Stanley park to look at all the christmas lights. All the greenery, trees, floor anything you could see were covered in colourful christmas lights. Some of which twinkled or danced along to music. It was a bit like santa’s grotto – in fact santa and mrs claus were there singing and taking pictures with the crowds that lined up. There were small rides, food stalls and everything you needed to get you in the mood for christmas.
Thank you Vancouver for a wonderful experience and I look forward to seeing you again.
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