Vancouver! Part Two: Lynn Canyon, Stanley Park, and the Seawall!

It rains a lot in Vancouver…practically every single day from November to March. Almost every shop sells umbrellas, and rubber boots and rain jackets are fashionable street wear.

So when a sunny day came during my trip, I took the opportunity to go hiking at Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver.

img_3735

“Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since.

img_3753

[It] has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. [It] contains second growth forest with most of the trees aged approximately 80 to 100 years old.

img_3767

Lynn Canyon…offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park.

img_3742

img_3758

img_3769

The Canyon has also become world famous for another reason: cliff-jumping.

img_3761

According to ctvnews.ca, “the mayor of the district of North Vancouver is warning thrill-seekers against cliff jumping in a local canyon that has gained an international reputation via social media.

Lynn Canyon Park has become a global destination for adrenaline junkies.

Videos uploaded to YouTube show people ignoring warning signs as they rush down one of the canyon’s natural waterslides, before free falling off a nearly 11-metre waterfall.

img_3745

Meanwhile, the district is considering uploading its own videos of rescue workers helping the injured to try and combat the allure of cliff jumping.”

….what do you think? Would you take the risk?

(I wouldn’t 😦 ….)

I visited the Seawall and Stanley Park on another day, which happened to be cloudy and rainy (well, at least I had one sunny day during my stay.)

img_4190

At 28 km long, the Seawall is ” the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path.

img_4127

Perfect for a walk, cycle, or jog, it is the most popular recreational spot in the city.”

img_4201

img_4175

img_4132

img_4134

img_4202

A large section of the Seawall runs around the outer edge of Stanley Park, “Vancouver’s first, largest, and most beloved urban park.”

img_4153

“Designated a national  historic site of Canada, Stanley Park  is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the heavily built urban landscape of Vancouver.”

img_4169

Stanley Park is 400-hectares of natural West Coast rainforest.

img_4176

img_4164

img_4179

It is definitely worth a visit any time of the year, including the rainy season!

Stay tuned for my next post, where I will show you all the fantastic costumes I saw at FanExpo Vancouver!

Sources:

http://www.lynncanyon.ca

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-cliff-jumpers-warned-after-5-rescues-in-a-day-1.2502793

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/seawall.aspx

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s