But in Vancouver, it’s decidedly chilly by the time December rolls around, and they seem take my twinkling lights theory to a whole new level. Coats, scarves, gloves and beanies firmly on, Mr M and I ventured out to experience the jolliest holiday destination in Canada. It’s a big call, but I’m making it.
All photos in this post were taken by Mr M. Check out his Flickr
It’s home to the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, standing at a staggering 46.6 metres (153 feet), a suspension bridge that spans the raging Capilano River and both the Treetop and Cliff walks.
Since then, it’s been rebuilt, restored and reinforced quite a few times and today’s incarnation is anchored by cables encased by 13 tonnes of concrete on each side. Suffice to say, you’re safe even if it doesn’t quite feel like it as you bob and sway along the expanse.
Then there’s the Treetops Adventure – letting you stroll amongst the rainforest canopy. This is where the lighting really dazzles as it reflects off a pond of almost-still water, creating a beautiful mirrored effect.
I could babble on forever, and I probably should considering all of the awesome photos Mr M managed to take. Especially since all of my amateur-hour photos turned out blurry as Uncle Paddy’s vision after a night down the local.
Suffice to say, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is the place to be. It’s got Christmas written all over it.
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