Do you have a lack of funds? Still want something fun to do?

The Spring and Summer months are the perfect time to get out and explore the great outdoors. Not only will the fresh air do you more than a world of good, but also enjoying nature is free!

Capilano Canyon in North Vancouver is one of four canyons located in the Vancouver area. It offers breathtaking views of the Cleveland Dam, as well as Grouse and the Lions Peak Mountains. There are a variety of trails around Capilano Regional Park and it is quite easy to navigate by yourself, or with a group. If you have any directional issues, there are maps along the route, and many signs directing you to hot spots such as the Salmon Hatchery.

The Salmon Hatchery is a great starting point (or, resting point, if you’re more of an adventurous sort and decide to hike from another area of the park). After reading up on some educational information about salmon, you may find yourself lucky to see the viewing tank and watch the salmon throwing themselves over the barricades.

From there, you can explore more by making your way over a few bridges and looking down at the rushing water below. There are many great picture-taking opportunities and moments to stop and enjoy North Vancouver’s pristine natural beauty.


If you plan on splurging a little , the Capilano Suspension Bridge is another option in the area. The bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River and is one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. From there, you can check out the Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure for a different view of the park.

But, if you want to conserve money, yet still get out and enjoy nature, pack a picnic basket, grab a few friends and/or family members, tie up your laces and head over to North Van to have a cheap, no frills adventure. You know deep down there’s nothing quite like closing your eyes, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying what the great outdoors have to offer.

The Capilano River Regional Park is easily accessible from Downtown Vancouver through public transportation.


For more information check out:

Vancouver Trails

Capilano River Hiking

Capilano Suspension Bridge

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