Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre located at the end of False Creek.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a pedestrian suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in North Vancouver. The bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer. On the west side of the bridge lies a Boardwalk and the 'Treetops Adventure' which consists of seven footbridges suspended between old-growth Douglas Fir trees, forming a walkway up to 30 metres (98 ft) above the forest floor. As well as the bridge and Treetops Adventure, the park also features a Cliff Walk, a heart-stopping cliffside journey through rainforest vegetation on a series of cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
From Vancouver we headed south taking the Ferry to Vancouver Island, to stay in Victoria. We'd been to Victoria years before and on that trip we had one the best ever whale watching trips we've ever had. So we took a trip with the same company again, and were not disappointed, seeing both Orca and Humpbacks.
Back to the Mainland
From Port McNeill we headed back south to overnight in Courtenay before taking the early morning ferry to Powell River, and along the coast to Saltery Bay where we took our second ferry of the day to Earls Cove, and from there, onto Langdale, to take our final ferry back to Horseshoe Bay on the mainland.
It wasn't the sunniest day that we had on our vacation but we did see some more whaleumphs.
We were lucky enough to have several bear sightings on the road north.
From Jasper we headed south towards our next destination at Lake Louise.
Mount Edith Cavell is a mountain located in the Athabasca River and Astoria River valleys of Jasper National Park, and the most prominent peak entirely within Alberta. The hanging Angel Glacier spills over a 300 metres (984 ft) cliff on the north face.
Some of the wildlife
The Icefields Parkway is a 230 kilometres (140 mi), long road connecting Lake Louise to Jasper.
On the way back to Vancouver we came across a Moose family, mum, dad and junior peacefully relaxing in a lake - it could have been a very special experience but a human family (mum, dad and several juniors) drove by in their pickup and started yee ha-ing loudly, needless to say the moose headed for the hills. I wanted to say something but felt that the next thing I would have seen would have been a gun. Cue banjo music... !
Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish.
On our last day we took a detour to go back via Squamish to go up the Sea to Sky Gondola and this time the weather was in our favour.