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Saturday afternoon was a great summer day, so a friend and I headed out to Hell's Gate near Hope to check it out. Part of the fun was the drive itself - within an hour or so you can leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and drive a scenic, winding road along the Fraser River and through a series of tunnels (don't forget to hold your breath & make a wish!).
Once we got to Hell's Gate (about 3 hrs. from Vancover), we hopped on the airtram that crosses the Fraser River at its narrowest point. This section is notorious for its current - twice the volume of Niagara Falls passes through there! After a short ride across, we got to the other side and spent some time walking across the suspension bridge and checking out the displays on the history of the river. To cap it off, we ordered a delicious salmon burger from the cafe and ate it on the patio in the sun - so nice and relaxing!