June 18, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
North Vancouver, Hiking
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As a resident of Vancouver British Columbia and an avid hiker, I am always looking for new hiking places to keep myself busy during my spare time. I had heard about Lynn Canyon Park
several times but had never gone there. Last weekend I decided to venture out to the park and see what it had to offer hikers of the lower mainland.
I headed out to catch the cool air as the weather has been exceptionally warm lately. At 9am the park is just gorgeous! I couldn't believe how peaceful the park is! Any local resident in that area is blessed with an amazing backyard. I took a walk over the suspension bridge
which gave me a shiver as I crossed (Small fear of heights). Then I made my way down towards the "Twin Falls"
area. I came to another bridge and rather than crossing I walked further down river which was a lovely flat hiking trail. I kept seeing markers for the "Baden Powell Trail"
so I assumed that it was part of the same trail that crosses the North Shore Highlands. I'll have to check out the rest of it at a later date.
After a half hour or so, I decided to turn back as I had parked at the main entrance. I decided not to take my chances with the suspension bridge
again and walked across the twin falls bridge instead. This followed with a large amount of stairs and a short trail. Before I knew it I was back at the main entrance and stopped at the Lynn Canyon Cafe
before I called it a day. They had great coffee, and some lovely meals to choose from.
I would recommend Lynn Canyon Park
to anyone, local or foreigner. The best part - It's A Free Attraction!