By Jack Christie
Via his renowned guidebooks and media appearances, Jack Christie has helped numerous Vancouverites and viewers alike delight in the well known usual good looks and various leisure possibilities of the Pacific Northwest. Now revised and up-to-date, fifty two most sensible Day journeys will enhance the west coast event for lots of new adventurers. the easiest perspectives, the simplest cycling, the easiest shores, the simplest outings for kids--they're all right here, defined within the transparent, upbeat, observant prose that's Jack's trademark.Whether you are up for a trek with the puppy, looking for a quiet picnic spot with a very good view or trying to find a spot that might provoke out-of-town viewers, Jack's fifty two top Day journeys will aspect you within the correct path. From Delta to Whistler, the North Shore to the Fraser Valley, certain instructions and customized maps assist you locate your manner and luxuriate in the attractions en path.
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That’s a lot of ground to cover; be selective when planning a visit. Note: Dogs must be on leash at all times in this park. ) between the ocean and the Cleveland Dam. The trail is mostly level and takes about 3 hours to complete one way, and it offers many opportunities to explore the forest and some of the pools where the Capilano River narrows dramatically as it flows through a steep-sided canyon. At its south end, the Capilano River is shallow and wide, with only slight banks on either side.
With your head appropriately covered and plenty of water at hand, follow the well-marked Baden-Powell Trail as it leads uphill past the sites of the 2010 Winter Olympic freestyle skiing and snowboarding events. Birdsongs and colourful wildflowers work wonders in distracting one’s thoughts from the initial tedium of this hike. After three switchbacks, the Baden-Powell Trail none too soon veers into the forest adjacent the top of the Black Mountain chairlift where a fine prospect of the Lions (Two Sisters) presents itself.
Northwest of Vancouver, in West Vancouver > ACTIVITIES: Dog walking, hiking, picnicking, playground, rock scrambling, scuba diving, swimming, viewpoints, walking > ACCESS: Take the Upper Levels Highway (Highway 1/99) through West Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay Village. Alternately, follow Marine Drive. Lighthouse Park is located just south of Marine Drive a short distance east of Horseshoe Bay. The turnoff is prominently marked by a wooden sign. Turn south on Beacon Lane to reach the parking lot.