By Jack Christie
Via his renowned guidebooks and media appearances, Jack Christie has helped numerous Vancouverites and viewers alike savor the popular common attractiveness and various leisure possibilities of the Pacific Northwest. Now revised and up to date, fifty two top Day journeys will enhance the west coast event for lots of new adventurers. the simplest perspectives, the easiest cycling, the simplest seashores, the easiest outings for kids--they're all the following, defined within the transparent, upbeat, observant prose that's Jack's trademark.Whether you are up for a trek with the puppy, looking for a quiet picnic spot with a superb view or searching for a spot that may provoke out-of-town viewers, Jack's fifty two most sensible Day journeys will element you within the correct course. From Delta to Whistler, the North Shore to the Fraser Valley, exact instructions and customized maps assist you locate your means and luxuriate in the points of interest en path.
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The Highview viewpoint is at the second of the switchbacks. There is ample parking here, an interpretive sign that identifies the geographical landmarks laid out before your eyes, and six picnic tables. Just above the third switchback are two rough entrances to trails on the lower slopes of Hollyburn Mountain. The well-marked turnoff to the Hollyburn cross-country and toboggan centre and its parking lot is located farther uphill. The Cypress Bowl downhill area is just a short drive past the Hollyburn turnoff.
To the parking lot where the trail begins. ) If you’re travelling on foot, catch the #228 Lynn Valley bus from the SeaBus terminal at Lonsdale Quay. It drops you where Intake Road begins, the last stop on its route. ), Lynn Headwaters Regional Park opened to the public in 1985 after being off-limits for decades as part of the extensive North Shore watershed system. Stone, water and wood characterize much of the park’s nature. Silence is another component. Turn the corner at the top of North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Road, and suddenly you leave behind the sounds of the city and enter another world.
Even if the parking area is full, Lynn Headwaters is so large that it absorbs people quickly. You often feel as if you have the place to yourself. Lynn Headwaters Park is a welcoming place where first-time visitors and those in wheelchairs may be content to picnic just inside the entrance beside the old flood-control bridge. Several tables and toilets, and a public telephone, are located here. Getting to the creek is easiest via a gentle approach just upstream on the east side of the bridge, where a visitor registration kiosk displays all you need to know about the park.
52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver by Jack Christie