Monday, August 2, 2010

Going to Vancouver!

We're home... safe and sound! We arrived home on Friday night. We decided at the last minute on Friday morning that after "seeing" Whistler, we would drive home. We left Squamish at 5am and made it home to Elkford at 11pm that same night. We traveled a total of 3360km on our complete journey.

So I thought I would share a few photos from our journey.

Our first night we made up the first summit in the Kootenay Pass to see this pretty little lake, Bridal Lake just as the sun set for the evening.

The next day we traveled along Highway 3 through a few valleys and up and over some mountain ridges and came to Osoyoos. It was at the bottom of a 1200m drop to the floor of the valley. The road going down was quite windy!

We stopped in Osoyoos and bought some of the local fruit grown in the area. Fresh peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries and some plums. They were so YUMMY... especially the cherries!

This was after being told he couldn't have any more cherries...

We drove through Princeton, BC. Had to stop and get a photo of that...

We made it safely to Vancouver. We had reserved a site at the only RV camp ground in North Vancouver.

After we dropped off the trailer, we ventured to the Capilano Suspension Bridge just down the road. Here are the boys on the bridge... it was rather crowded.

We crossed the bridge and climbed up the staircase to a tree house where we adventured across the Treetop Adventures; a series of bridges up in the canopy of the forest.

Here's one of the platforms that we walked on... way up there!

We then drove to Lynn Canyon where we walked across the other suspension bridge in the area.

Here they go...

Neat vacation facts...
  1. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is designed to hold the weight of 2 fully loaded Boeing 747s.
  2. In November of 2006, a severe wind storm accompanied by severe climate conditions leveled about 10% of the trees in the forest surrounding Lynn Canyon and Capilano. It brought down one tree so massive, approximately 70 tonnes, right across the actual Capilano bridge.
  3. The highest pass we traveled through was the Kootney Pass; 1740m (5700 feet). We live at 1380m (4500 feet) in Elkford.
We had a great few days getting to Vancouver!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you guys had an awesome vacation! Keep the photos coming!