It's a beautiful park with lots of things to see and to do. But I was terribly sleepy when I got there, so I decided to take a nap in one of those park benches. I think I was in deep sleep for sometime when I woke up hearing a group of tourist were talking very loud and one of them was taking picture of the sleeping beauty princess a.k.a ME. Perhaps they thought I was a homeless girl or something.
The collection started at Lumberman's Arch in the 1920s, when the Park Board bought four totems from Vancouver Island's Alert Bay. More purchased totems came from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and the BC central coast Rivers Inlet, to celebrate the 1936 Golden Jubilee. In the mid 1960s, the totem poles were moved to the attractive and accessible Brockton Point.
The Skedans Mortuary Pole is a replica as the original was returned home to Haida Gwaii. In the late 1980s, the remaining totem poles were sent to various museums for preservation and the Park Board commissioned and loaned replacement totems.
The ninth and most recent totem pole, carved by Robert Yelton of the Squamish Nation, was added to Brockton Point in 2009 (source Vancouver.ca)
|each house owns a car and a boat|
|a peaceful neighbourhood|
|seriously! How do you aim the toilet bowl in that position?|
|Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden|
|Capilano suspension bridge|
Besides the bridge, there's another attraction for the adrenaline junkies. It's called Cliff Walk, a 700-foot long (213 metres), 300-foot high (91 metres) walkway anchored to the east face of Capilano Canyon and suspended far above the surging Capilano River. It is both beautiful and exhilarating. Actually I think it's way cooler than the suspension bridge itself because I could see both the lush trees, moss and ferns of the rain forest as well as the breathtaking scenery of the river, canyon and Suspension Bridge.
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