Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Living Forest
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May 27th, 2008 – by: hummingbird50
A little bit about the place:
The call it Capilano Suspension Bridge.
The bridge spans 450 feet across and 230 feet above North Vancouver's Capilano River. (I am glad I have no fear of heights)... This thing creaks and groans but is built very strong (yep uhuh so they say). It is strong enough to support the weight of 10 heavy-duty military fighter planes.....(Okay so I want to see 10 fighter planes on this bridge). (Men included).
The Living Forest had some very interesting flora and fauna. There is lots to do and see there for kids. There are interactive photo displays, play "what is a tree" (ok). Look at the huge Naturalists Notebook, and stroll through a real west-coast rainforest......
The year was 1888 and George MacKay had a wee bit of a problem. He just bought some acerage of dense forest on Vancouvers North Shore and built a cabin on the edge of the canyon wall, but he had no way to cross the canyon.
I see I have a lot of reading about this bridge...and will add more of the history as I go along. I need the library I think. We ran through this and the forest in under one hour I think. It was nice to see....but we needed to get to Grouse Mountain and see the bears...and the sunset.....that's the next story.....
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