Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Rainforest

For as long as I have lived in Canada, I have wanted to see the Rainforest.  Although I did not achieve my goal of a trip to Vancouver Island on this visit (it was too far away for a day trip); I did experience the Rainforest during my trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge.


This was my main reason for going to the bridge.  I read the tourist information and saw that there was a treetop walk, which they described as a squirrel's-eye view of the Rainforest.  Narrow bridges are suspended through the trees and they are accessed from a tree-house.

This was more than a walk in the woods.  It was a rare chance to wander amongst ancient trees and to admire the sheer size of some of them.  The canopy towered high above the ground and I wandered between them listening to the sounds of the forest.  The peace and tranquility of the setting was a refreshing change from what had been a stressful few weeks.


The trunk of the Western Red Cedar is really red.  On a dull morning, this photo did not do it justice.


After arriving early, I had the most of the walk to myself.  I wandered between the trees and admired the dappled shade of the forest floor.


Of the tourist attractions that I visited during my brief trip, this was the one that left a lasting impression.  If you ever find yourself in Vancouver, I would highly recommend it.