By Jack Christie
Via his well known guidebooks and media appearances, Jack Christie has helped numerous Vancouverites and viewers alike have fun with the popular traditional good looks and various leisure possibilities of the Pacific Northwest. Now revised and up-to-date, fifty two top Day journeys will increase the west coast adventure for plenty of new adventurers. the simplest perspectives, the simplest cycling, the simplest seashores, the simplest outings for kids--they're all right here, 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 an outstanding view or searching for a spot that might provoke out-of-town viewers, Jack's fifty two most sensible Day journeys will element you within the correct path. From Delta to Whistler, the North Shore to the Fraser Valley, certain instructions and customized maps assist you locate your approach and revel in the attractions en direction.
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CYPRESS BOWL Cypress Bowl presents an opportunity for visitors to make easy, moderate or extensive explorations of the park. ) interpretive trail leads from the parking lot to nearby Yew Lake. ) This trail has been built with wheelchair access in mind. Yellow cypress trees, from which the park takes its name, ring the little lake. Most stunning of all here in the ancient “snow forest” are the amabilis fir, western and mountain hemlock and yellow-cedar on the Old Growth Loop Trail that leads from Yew Lake’s north end into the surrounding forest.
Allow at least an hour to complete the loop, especially if you spend time beside the river, where your thoughts are likely to be caught up in the current as all else comes to a momentary standstill. ) north of Highway 1/99, in North Vancouver > ACTIVITIES: Cross-country skiing, dog walking, hiking, nature observation, picnicking, swimming, viewpoints, walking > ACCESS: To reach the park entrance, follow Mountain Highway or Lynn Valley Road north off the Upper Levels Highway (Highway 1/99). Signs pointing to the park begin at the turnoff to popular Lynn Canyon Park (see next chapter).
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52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver by Jack Christie