Sometimes all you need to do is step out into your backyard and you'll find an amazing adventure awaiting you. For my friend Tia's birthday, we decided to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge, a Vancouver attraction located in the beautiful semi-wilderness of North Vancouver. Before we headed down there, we woke up early for a 6 am workout and ate a hearty brunch at The Red Wagon in East Vancouver. We wanted to start our day as early as possible so that we could get as much work done as possible after visiting the bridge; in the end, we ended up getting a full day's worth of sight-seeing before 1 pm! There are most certainly some great benefits to becoming a morning person.
When we got to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, I was able to get us into the park for free (normal price was about $35.95 plus tax) with my Vancouver Tourism Privilege Pass. As soon as we entered the area, we were immediately struck by the rustic beauty of the attraction-- while we weren't very far from civilization, it was definitely nice to get out of the urban jungle for a bit. We also loved seeing cute autumn touches like pumpkins lying around the place and the beautiful changing leaves standing out like bright jewels amid the evergreen trees.
Toque, Sweater, & Scarf // H&M
Cardigan // The Gap
Pants // J. Brand
Shoes // Zara
Special thanks to Tia for capturing these shots even though we were battling obstacles like a moving bridge and crowds of people walking over the bridge. As well, it was definitely a good idea to bundle up for this mini-adventure as the temperatures were dropping and we were feeling the chill. I chose comfort over style with this ensemble; however, I was happy to wear this leopard print sweater that I received last Christmas from the lovely Sarah of Crowded Closet. Yay for making use of great presents!
We were pleasantly surprised at how the park had been expanded to much more than just a mere suspension bridge. There were three main segments of the park: the bridge itself, the Treetops Adventure section (pictured right above), and the Cliffwalk (of which I only took iPhone pictures).
Every time I explore another area of my home province, I am continuously struck by the natural beauty that we still are privileged to enjoy. While cities are beautiful in their own right, nothing beats the picture-perfect landscapes that God made!