Lots to see and do in Vancouver, but the national parks just North of the city rising over the mountains are probably what makes Vancouver special and memorable to me. During my short time in Vancouver I had the change to visit two such attractions with a special shuttle leaving from the conference center. I already wrote about the wonderful Capilano Suspension Bridge that lets you walk through a forest of high trees on a long suspension bridge hanging 70 meters above the Capliano river. The second attraction was the Grouse Mountain, which you can reach via a cable car taking you all the way to the top, with scenic panoramic views in all directions, looking down at Vancouver and the nearby bay. On a good day, you can see all the way to British Columbia. They’ve made quite an attraction out of this, and on the way to the top you can enjoy some local shows and watch trained eagles and bears. But, ofcourse, we go up there for the views, and they’re as spectacular as it gets. It’s rather expensive, but for me there’s no doubt that it’s worth the money and trip.

 

Let’s catch the skyride cable car up…

 

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And see some shows… Here’s a summary video:

 

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There was also a trained eagle roaming around…

 

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And a bear…

 

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If you only have time to do one one daytrip from Vancouver and the weather is good, choose this. The views don’t get much better than this.



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