Pacific Northwest Tour part two

Thought I’d do a quick post to fill in a few details I missed on part one. We really had a lot of fun in the Vancouver area. The suspension bridge and forest hiking was at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was a cool place, but a bit pricey. I suppose I would recommend it to first time visitors, however the locals say that there is a place almost like it not too far away that is free and non-commercialized. But, it was a nice place with food, entertainment, and a gift shop. I also liked that it was generally accessible to people not quite as mobile as my wife and I.

Capilano Bridge

We also did a bit of hiking in Stanley Park. I was just such a cool park, I can’t quite explain unless you go there. Here are a few more photos from the park. One is on the south side taken towards the downtown. The other is on the north side of the park, and includes North / Northwest Vancouver and the Lion’s Gate Bridge.

Downtown Vancouver from Stanley Park

Lion\'s Gate Bridge

The B&B that I mentioned in my ‘part one’ is the Beachview Retreat Bed and Breakfast. It is near Deep Cove on the Indian Arm waterway in North Vancouver. It was a GREAT location. You can still get to Vancouver in about 30 minutes or less, but you are also out in the beautiful nature of the Vancouver area… almost on the water. We found it was quite quick to get around the Vancouver area.
Beachview Retreat B and B

Well, that’s it for part two. I’ll try and get a part three up soon with our journey back home through the Olympic mountain area of Washington. Stay tuned…