Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lynn Canyon

We had the day off yesterday, and decided to head up the the nearby {and free!} park in North Vancouver, called Lynn Canyon Park.

It's more along the lines of what we would call a state/national park in the US, with great infrastructure, trails, a cafe, and a suspension bridge over a "canyon," or gorge.

A couple of our friends invited on this day outing and we had such a great time!

My handsome hubby and his oh-so-cute dimples!

After crossing the suspension bridge, we hiked down to Lynn Creek and did some 'sploring!

Lauren, checking out the water (very cold!)

Ian barefooted it into the {near} middle of the very cold and fast rushing river! He was happy to get back on warm rocks!

I stood and marveled at God's creation for awhile!

And acted like the paparazzi to our friends...

Then we hiked a little further down and saw the "swimming hole," which we plan on frequenting once the temperature reaches 70 or above.

A book, a packed picnic lunch, a warm towel, and I will be good to go!

The boys, hamming it up for the camera(s.)

Found another bridge and the boys had "spitting," contests over the edge. Boys, boys, boys....

Did a little more hiking, saw some waterfalls, and avoided all bears. Awesome.

We stopped and got dinner at a great Italian place and took the ferry back across the bay to Vancouver. Hopped on the skytrain (where I fell asleep!) and made it home for an evening of relaxation!
Can't wait to go back here!


Natalie said...

That looks so fun! That bridge is really neat--perfect for picture taking : )

Stacey-Lou said...

that bridge looks sooooo scary! don't think i could've gone on that!x

Jessica said...

What a great little place! That suspension bridge brings back scary memories for me! When I went to Belize, we stayed at YWAM, and you had to cross a bridge like this to reach it. It was shaky and scary, and we later learned that they were trying to raise money to rebuild it because the wood was starting to rot!! The boys would always make it swing back and forth and the girls would get so mad! lol...anyway, that brought back those memories :-)

It looks like a lovely place to spend time to just relax and get away from the rest of the world!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That looks like SO much fun! Great pics lady!

Jen said...

The park is absolutely beautiful! The bridge is perfect, great pics!

Callie said...

That looks like alot of fun! Great pictures. :-)

Heather said...

Oh girl, I am totally jealous!! I would have loved to have been with you!! This is amazing and so is that bridge!! What a great and fun adventure!!

Kelley said...

how beautiful!