Our family spent the weekend in Whistler after getting the news about Oliver not being 100% donor cells anymore on Wednesday. We had an amazing time as a family! On our way home on Monday we were planning on going to an interpretive forest near Squamish, BC, but it was dumping rain and about 45 degrees.
Instead we last-minute decided to go to Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver! We had never been to Capilano Suspension Bridge or Lynn Canyon, but Lynn Canyon is free and Capilano Suspension Bridge is $54 Canadian PER PERSON! (I’m sure it is cool too and maybe we will do it someday, but we were in the mood for free). Lynn Canyon is located in North Vancouver (about an hour and a half north from Bellingham) and was more or less on the way home from Whistler.
Lynn Canyon Park is incredible! It was a rainy Monday so there were very few people there. I’m sure it gets totally packed with people on sunny weekends in the summer! The suspension bridge itself is 90 feet above the ground and was safely enclosed so our kids could even walk by themselves!
The best part about the park by far was the boardwalk trail (part of the Baden-Powell Trail) along the side of Lynn Creek. We crossed the suspension bridge, walked along the boardwalk, crossed back across Twin Falls Bridge, and looped back to our car. It was about a 1 mile loop but included quite a few stairs (not stroller friendly!). Our kids were able to do most of it themselves!
The park also has a small free nature museum, nice public bathrooms, and a café. We totally want to go back when we are more prepared with water/kid carrier backpacks/snacks and hike more of the trails! 10/10 would recommend!