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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Canada, Vancouver

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s a fun outing, especially for kids. Be advised, however, that you should arrive early if you wish to walk the bridges and through the forested sides of Capilano Gorge in peace. For once the tour buses arrive — and arrive they will — the place becomes inundated with people and its appeal lessens considerably. We got there shortly after it opened and enjoyed it greatly for about an hour before we noticed the tour bus crowds arriving.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River.  The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River. The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people.
Image ID: 21143
Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River.  The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River. The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people.
Image ID: 21144
Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River.  The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River. The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people.
Image ID: 21145
Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River.  The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, 140 m (450 ft) long and hanging 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River. The two pre-stressed steel cables supporting the bridge are each capable of supporting 45,000 kgs and together can hold about 1300 people.
Image ID: 21147
Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver

Canada, Vancouver

While in Vancouver we spent a few days on Granville Island. The collection of shops, marinas, parks and pubs there makes walking around the small island really enjoyable, and the views across to downtown Vancouver are great. We particularly liked the Granville Island Public Market, a conglomeration of grocers, fruit sellers, chocolatiers, artists, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers housed in a large airy warehouse-like marketplace fronting the harbor. We bought bags of Rainier cherries and chowed down on them while strolling through the aisles and looking over the gastronomic delights.

Fresh salmon on ice at the Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver

Fresh salmon on ice at the Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver.
Image ID: 21200
Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver

Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver.
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Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sausages and bratwurst variety, Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver

Sausages and bratwurst variety, Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver.
Image ID: 21201
Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Crowds enjoy the food and offerings at the Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver

Crowds enjoy the food and offerings at the Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver.
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Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver at Night

Canada, Vancouver

This is downtown Vancouver at night — the Yaletown district — viewed from Granville Island. After dinner my younger daughter and I took a stroll along the boardwalk in front of our hotel. The walk was now empty of tourists (all of whom had retired to the Granville Island brewery) and we had this view to ourselves.

Yaletown section of Vancouver at night, viewed from Granville Island

Yaletown section of Vancouver at night, viewed from Granville Island.
Image ID: 21167
Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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