Friday, December 21, 2012

Canyon Lights - Capilano Suspension Bridge

I talked about visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the summer with family visiting. That visit gave us a year-long admissions pass so we decided to make use of it and check out the winter lights.

Let's step into the gift shop first. Decorated with all things festive.

No point in showing you the suspension bridge while on the suspension bridge. Without using a flash, it was impossible to stay absolutely still on a wobbly bridge. And with a flash, you wouldn't be able to see the lights. 

Before the hike in the freezing cold, grab a cup of hot chocolate and treats to keep you warm. I thought this little cabin of a concession stand was really cute.

Let's start it off by going up to Treetops Adventure. 

Walking over mini suspension bridges amongst the tops of the trees. Strings of Christmas lights lit up your path.

It was pretty cold up there but I enjoyed it very much still.

Amongst the trees, you can spot a reindeer or two.

They lit up the trees with different colours making them appear even more majestic and tall.

They also had some snowflake lights. 

You can read up on everything at their info area.

Back across the Capilano suspension bridge we go. You cannot even sense the height of the suspension bridge when it's completely dark beneath you.

Next was the Cliffwalk. Funny if you're talking about being afraid of heights, this one gets me more than the suspension bridge would. I don't think it's so much the height thing actually, but that this pathway is narrow. More claustophobia? It can only fit one person-wide, hence you can only go in one direction. Anyway, none of it is really all that scary but if I had to choose which one is worse, I'd probably pick the Cliffwalk.

The Cliffwalk really doesn't do anything for me except for these fun facts you get to read along the way. 

At the end of the Cliffwalk were the two most gorgeous Christmas trees ever! I love the rainbow coloured one. 

Ahhh.... definitely got a good dose of Christmas in at Canyon Lights. If you already have a pass, I would definitely recommend you check it out. If not, be prepared to pay $31.95 a pop. It isn't so bad considering it gives you a year-long membership, and this place is definitely worth checking out in the summer. (Gotta get a dose of my trees!). (Unlike Vandusen Garden's Christmas Lights, where admissions is separate from their annual membership pass). 

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